London Borough of Waltham Forest
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is in northeast London
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, England. Officially, it forms part of Outer London
Outer London
Outer London is the name for the group of London Boroughs that form a ring around Inner London.These were areas that were not part of the County of London and became formally part of Greater London in 1965...

 as it borders Essex. However, it can be seen that the NE London boundary does not extend far compared to elsewhere in the city (e.g. due north and east). Perhaps as a consequence of this, the south of the borough contrasts markedly with the north in terms of its mixed ethnicity and socio-economic indicators, and is often regarded as part of London's "East End" (along with nearby Clapton, Stratford and Forest Gate).