Wanstead (/ˈwɒnstᵻd/) is a suburban area in the London Borough of Redbridge, North-East London (formerly in Essex). The name is from the Anglo-Saxon words wænn and stede, meaning "settlement on a small hill". The town has a largely suburban feel, containing open grasslands such as Wanstead Flats, and the woodland of Wanstead Park (part of Epping Forest). The park, with artificial lakes, was originally part of the estate of a large stately home Wanstead House, one of the finest Palladian mansions in Britain, from its size and splendour nicknamed the English Versailles, and the architectural inspiration for Mansion House, London. It was demolished after the bankruptcy of the owner, William Wellesley-Long, in 1824. It is also home to Wanstead Golf club, which has hosted many of the major events in the Essex County calendar. A notable landmark towards the northern edge of Wanstead is the former Wanstead Hospital building, now a housing complex. A small annex of the old Burns Unit is now used for research on Flu vaccines and bovine diseases. The main road going through Wanstead is the A12. Wanstead High Street includes pubs and independent retailers. Wikipedia
A place in United Kingdom, Wanstead is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city London, United Kingdom. London is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like The London Eye, British Museum, Tower Of London. Also, to reach Wanstead, you'll have to take a flight to London; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Wanstead, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!
Yes,it is that simple really! Enjoy your trip! Keep travelling!