- 17th July 2010, 1 over Wanstead Flats (south)
- 7th July 2010, 1 over Wansted Flats (south)
- 23rd April 2009, 1 at Fairlop Gravel Works
- 5th May 2008, 2 at Fairlop Waters
- 20th July 2004, 2 flew over Ilford
- 1st May 2004, 1 at Fairlop Waters
- Whimbrel are reported as having been present (but less than five times) at Hainault Forest pre 2003 by the late Mr. Mike Dennis
- In the 1997 edition of Dominic Mitchells 'Where to watch birds in the London area', Whimbrel are listed as a 'passage wanderer' at Fairlop Waters.