London area of E12 guide
What to do and where to stay in London's E12 neighbourhood
In deepest East London lies this residential area with vast expanses of parkland to the north. Aldersbrook is surrounded on all sides by green space: travelling round the compass from the north, Wanstead Park, City of London Cemetery, Wanstead Flats and Bush Wood. Manor Park and Little Ilford to the south are built-up areas and there's little in the way of hotels and things to do. However, if you want to escape city life for a little while, Wanstead Flats is the southern most tip of Epping Forest, a 6,000-acre wood that spreads 11 miles north into Essex.