A locals' guide to Chigwell
"With Epping Forest on the doorstep, you feel a million miles from the hustle and bustle of London..."Alexandra Lega
"A lovely place to relax or have a picnic, Epping Forest has a picturesque lake where you can hire a boat for £15 an hour."Natalie Mills
"Perfect for commuters, Leytonstone is only five stops on the Central line from London Liverpool Street."Joshua Mugume
Where do Chigwell locals go?
Great Middle Eastern-style food, stunning venue and a fantastic atmosphere. Will certainly be going back! You can spend your whole evening here, as there's a cocktail bar with live music for pre or post-dinner drinks.
Submitted by Alexandra
Virgin Active, Repton Park
Not somewhere accessible to every local, but worth a mention all the same. The pool here is set within a converted church and is one of the most relaxing places to come and reflect upon your day...or just reflect on life.
Submitted by Kayleigh
Mode Beauty Therapy
I always visit this independent beauty therapy salon before any special event or just for a bit of me time. They offer a range of different treatments and the staff are always really friendly.
Submitted by Rachel
Great for a family meal or a get together with friends. Traditional Indian curries and sides, all for a reasonable price.
Submitted by Alex
One of Loughton's late night spots, it's open from Thursday to Sunday and attracts a glamorous Essex crowd.
Submitted by Adam
The best sushi and burgers around and all under one roof - choose between Japanese and Italian cuisine, or why not have both!
Submitted by Alison
The Last Post
Great for drinks after work or a cheap pub lunch. It's location on the high street is really convenient too.
Submitted by Sarah
This luxurious late night bar is Loughton's answer to the West End. Dress to impress, book a table and have fun with your friends.
Submitted by Lucy
Loughton's go-to store for all things healthy. As well as selling organic products and supplements, there is a cafe serving delicious vegan and gluten-free treats.
Submitted by Rachel
It may be part of a chain of restaurants, but they definitely don't compromise on quality. The pizzas are really tasty and even the salads are too!
Submitted by Stuart
The Olive Tree
This is by far my favourite restaurant in Loughton! Their Mediterranean and Greek food is delicious and it has such a great atmosphere too. It's the perfect place for a get-together or celebration.
Submitted by Anne
FIFTEEN York Hill
Fantastic Sunday lunch. Lovely terrace. Great atmosphere and music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Submitted by James
The Gardeners Arms
I love this pub because of it's hilltop position. The views towards London are beautiful and Epping Forest is just round the corner. It has a cosy, traditional atmosphere and it's dog friendly too!
Submitted by John
The Victoria Tavern
This has to be the prettiest pub in Essex! It's in a lovely quiet spot near Epping Forest and the large garden is fantastic in the summer.
Submitted by Elaine
Traditional food and a cosy atmosphere, this family-run pub is in a fantastic position on the edge of Epping Forest.
Submitted by Sue
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"The name Theydon Bois is derived from "de Bosco's estate in the valley where thatching materials are obtained" . The de Bosco family held the manor in the 12th and 13th centuries."
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