Hollow Ponds

A sliver of Epping Forest with a boating lake and some of the biggest skies in London.

Last updated: 15 June 2023

Next review: 15 June 2024

Hollow Ponds, also known as Leyton Flats, is a fragment of Epping Forest which forms the northern border of Leytonstone with Snaresbrook. It’s one of the few places in London where you can stand, look up and enjoy an almost uninterrupted view of the sky. There are also rowing boats for hire if you fancy a leisurely trip on the water, and several cafes.

Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone, London E11 1NP

Find out more at: hollowponds.co.uk