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 Romford Road, Hainault near, Chigwell IG7
Take a walk in the park, which also has a small zoo. Hainault Forest Country Park information