The Plough Inn E17

The Plough Inn is located directly opposite Wood Street British Rail station, one stop from Walthamstow Central or about 15 minutes from Liverpool Street mainline.

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By Train

Wood Street is on the national rail Liverpool Street to Chingford line and takes 17 minutes. This is the fastest route if you are coming from Central London and are near to Liverpool Street. Trains depart Liverpool Street at 15 minute intervals until 1900 then on the hour and half hour.

Check with national rail for times at intermediate stations, the line calls at Bethnal Green, Hackney Downs, Clapton, St James Street and Walthamstow Central before Wood Street.

By Tube

If the Underground is more convenient then the closest station is Walthamstow Central on the Victoria Line which is just over half a mile from the Plough Inn but there are a number of options to get from the Central to the Plough by public transport. You can connect with the trains as detailed above where the one stop journey to Wood Street takes 2 minutes, connections are at 00, 15, 20 and 45 past the hour until 19:15 then half hourly.

Alternatively you can catch a bus from the Bus station opposite the tube, the 230 takes you directly to the pub in about 10 minutes and is frequent on Sundays (about every 12 minutes) but there are also other buses from the Central (see below) that will take you to either end of Wood Street which are about 5 minutes walk from the Plough, the 230 runs back to Walthamstow Central until just after midnight.

If you are on the Central Line then there is also a direct bus to Wood Street from Leytonstone Station. The W16 takes less than 15 minutes from Leytonstone to Wood Street station and again the return buses run until after midnight.

By Car

From most locations take the motorway to London then turn onto the eastbound A406 North Circular Road. Alternatively take the M25 to the M11, travel south to the A406 and turn Right (westbound) for one junction. If traveling from the South an you may want to take the A102 North through the Blackwall tunnel and then the A12 north to the A406.

From the A406 North Circular Road turn south from the Waterworks Roundabout staying in the outside lane and then turn immediately right onto the A503 Forest Road. Turn left at the Library into Wood Street. The Plough is on your right immediately after Wood Street BR.

There are no major restrictions on street parking in the local area in the evenings.


Apart from the 230 and W16 mentioned above which stop at Wood Street Station there are a number of buses that stop within 5 minutes walk of the Plough Inn at each end of Wood Street. Buses marked with a * link from Walthamstow Central.

At the North end of Wood Street (Corner with Forest Road):

123, 212* and 275*

At the South end of Wood Street (Whipps Cross Roundabout end of Lea Bridge Road)

20*, 56, 257*, 357*, W12*, W15* also night bus N55 goes back into town

If catching a bus at Walthamstow Bus station make sure that the bus is heading towards Wood Street, Whipps Cross or Forest Road as stops in the Bus station serve both directions of travel


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Transport for London Journey Planner

Thanks to Kevin Sheils for detailed travel information.