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.
Waltham Abbey Church 5.8 miles A Norman Abbey, with bells, in pleasant gardens.
William Morris Gallery 4.6 miles
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.
Walthamstow Market 4.9 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.
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)