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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.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Chigwell to Visit



Waltham Abbey Church 5.8 miles A Norman Abbey, with bells, in pleasant gardens.

Art Galleries

Art Galleries

William Morris Gallery 4.6 miles

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge 2.7 miles A timbered framed building built for Henry VIII.

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge 2.7 miles

Copped Hall 5.1 miles A Georgian mansion with parkland.

Historic Houses

Walthamstow Market 4.9 miles

Historic Houses

Epping Forest 3.4 miles

West Ham Park 6.2 miles



Redbridge Museum 4.3 miles

Vestry House Museum 4.6 miles

Epping Forest District Museum 5.6 miles Discover the local history in the town museum.


Out & About

Hainault Forest Country Park Take a walk in the park, which also has a small zoo.

Days Out around Chigwell.

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)
How to get to Chigwell
Chigwell, Junction 5 M11, or A113 off the A406 (north Circular Road)
Nearby Hotels
Menzies Hotels London Chigwell - Prince Regent
Manor Road Woodford Bridge IG8 8AE
1.3 miles

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ibis London Stratford
1A Romford Road, E15 4LJ London E15 4LJ
1.8 miles

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Premier Inn Loughton/Buckhurst Hill
High Road Buckhurst Hill IG9 5HT
1.9 miles

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Travelodge London Ilford Gants Hill
The Beehive Beehive Lane, Gants Hill Ilford IG4 5DR
3.1 miles

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Rossmore Hotel
Cranbrook Road Ilford IG1 4UA
3.6 miles

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Ridgeway Hotel
115/117 The Ridgeway, North Chingford London E4 6QU
3.7 miles

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Chigwell Weather
Monday 30th March
Day :Cloudy skies11°C Cloudy skies
Night :Light drizzle11°C Light drizzle
Tuesday 31st March
Day :Patchy rain possible12°C Patchy rain possible
Night :Clear skies3°C Clear skies
Area Telephone Code
0208 500
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