Leyton Hall, Amenbury Lane, lies behind the old White Palace cinema (converted in Strada restaurant from 2011-12 to 2017), and facing onto Leyton Green. It was described as:
“A spacious and comfortable hall, giving ample accommodation for private dances, whist drives, meetings, parties, wedding receptions, auctions sales, etc. It is centrally heated, well lighted, and possesses an excellent dance floor, 30×30 feet, together with a stage, a good kitchen, water-heaters, and all modern appliances.”
Its heyday must have been the inter-war years *. See Comment below from Colin Gaskin – in March 2023!
Since ceasing to be a community hall, Leyton Hall has been used by a number of businesses, including W.J Hatt & Co., engineering, and most recently for Electrical – supplies.
In March 2010, planning permission was granted for a change of use from ‘light industrial’ to ‘assembly and leisure’. In January 2011 work began on transformation, apparently into a gym (see photos below). In 2014 Chilli Pilates opened.