Chigwell, "the first village in London", so close it has an Underground station and an outer London telephone number.
Mainly a residential area and famous as the fictional setting for the BBC series "Birds of a Feather".
In fact in the past it was very much a country area, with historical links to Epping Forest. Reminders of these links can be seen in its older buildings, with 18th century houses and a village atmosphere. A good example is the timber-framed 17th century inn "The King's Head", used in the 18th century for the ancient Forest Court of Attachments meetings.
Hainault Forest Country Park Take a walk in the park, which also has a small zoo.
Across to visit Epping Forest
Towns Near Chigwell To Visit - straight line distance:Waltham Abbey (5.54 miles) Epping (5.59 miles) Waltham Cross (6.51 miles) Cheshunt (7.42 miles)