Culture on every corner
Every area of our borough is a vibrant showcase of the wonderful talent we have here. From Wood Street Walls brilliant wall murals, to our unique Blackhorse Road tube station sign, we proudly celebrate our art and culture sector.
We have multiple historic venues including Fellowship Square, William Morris Gallery and Vestry House Museum.
Fellowship Square will build on the legacy of Waltham Forest being the first ever Mayor’s London Borough of Culture in 2019. It will provide opportunities for new leisure, entertainment and learning spaces, shops and cafes, and provide jobs for local people and brand new, affordable homes prioritised for Waltham Forest residents.
The first phase of works at Fellowship Square has been recognised with the following awards:
- RIBA East London Regional Award 2023
- Civic Trust Awards 2023
- Landscape Institute Awards 2022 - Excellence in Landscape Construction
- SPACES Awards 2022 - Civic Building of the Year
- SPACES Awards 2022 - Heritage Category
- Waltham Forest Design Awards 2022
William Morris Gallery is set in Lloyd Park in Walthamstow, in north-east London, sitting comfortably in the walls of a Georgian house. Built in the 1740s, the grade II* listed building was William Morris’ family home from 1848 to 1856 and now serves as the only public Gallery devoted to William Morris. Following a major redevelopment, the Gallery re-opened in August 2012.
Vestry House Museum is the local history museum for Waltham Forest. It houses themed displays that capture the unique heritage of the local area including the famous Bremer Car, a Victorian parlour and displays on local manufacturers including Ensign, Britains and Wells-Brimtoy.
Situated in Walthamstow Village, the building was constructed in 1730 to house the parish workhouse, it was later used as a police station, an armoury, a building merchants and a private home. In 1931 the building opened to the public as a local history museum.