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A locals' guide to Chingford

"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

"With Epping Forest on the doorstep, you feel a million miles from the hustle and bustle of London..."

Alexandra Lega

"The opening of the Overground line at Walthamstow Station has really boosted the area."

Stan Fung

What is your favourite place?

Where do Chingford locals go?

Woodford Wine Room

A small and friendly wine shop. They even sell wine from a barrel if you bring your own bottle to fill up.

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.

Nu Bar

One of Loughton's late night spots, it's open from Thursday to Sunday and attracts a glamorous Essex crowd.

India Grill

Great for a family meal or a get together with friends. Traditional Indian curries and sides, all for a reasonable price.

Two Kitchens

The best sushi and burgers around and all under one roof - choose between Japanese and Italian cuisine, or why not have both!

LuXe

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.

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.

The Last Post

Great for drinks after work or a cheap pub lunch. It's location on the high street is really convenient too.

OrganicO

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.

Wildwood

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!

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.

FIFTEEN York Hill

Fantastic Sunday lunch. Lovely terrace. Great atmosphere and music on Friday and Saturday nights.

William Morris Gallery

As well as showcasing Morris's works, you can also learn about the wider art world through exhibitions and workshops.

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!

Tanning Station

The best sunbeds in Enfield! Cheap prices and offering a wide variety of other beauty treatments. Experienced friendly staff who make you feel at ease from the moment you walk in.

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Tots Water World

Chingford Leisure Centre
A drop in session for children under 4. Children are invited in to the pool in an exciting environment with toys and songs. A water based version of Toddlers World which should be used as a pathway to Aqua Tots courses. Website

Toddler Sense

The Woollard Centre
Toddler Sense introduces a whole new world of adventure for toddlers and children. Great music, great equipment and great new ideas! Imagine climbing a snow mountain, going on safari, digging for fossils, swimming with dolphins and hunting for dinosaurs? Every week introduces a whole new adventure. The main emphasis is on mobility, excitement and adventure. It is a fast-moving, action-packed programme. Website

Toddler Sense

The Scout Hut
Toddler Sense introduces a whole new world of adventure for toddlers and children. Great music, great equipment and great new ideas! Imagine climbing a snow mountain, going on safari, digging for fossils, swimming with dolphins and hunting for dinosaurs? Every week introduces a whole new adventure. The main emphasis is on mobility, excitement and adventure. It is a fast-moving, action-packed programme. Website

Mummies and Babies Ballet

Woodford Memorial Hall
A new class for new mums who are looking to get back into exercising whilst enjoying precious time with their new babies. You can wear your baby and have them join in the class, or they can just stay by the side in the room with us whilst Julia (and baby Thomas!) put you gently through your paces. £5.75 drop-in or 5 classes for £25 Website

NCT Coffee Mornings

Waitrose cafe
We have coffee mornings planned WEEKLY and hosted by Janine. They will be at Waitrose cafe 92-96 High Street South Woodford E18 2NA. Please join us from 9.45am For more info please contact: nct_redbridge_parents@yahoo.co.uk Website

Toddlers and Tutus

Island Fitness
Designed to encourage our young ones to enjoy ballet dancing as an art form from a young age. This programme is a fun, no pressure ballet class for toddlers to enjoy. It steers away from the traditional prescriptive notion of ballet teaching for kids. Nursery rhymes, props and games included to create a great ballet course within a fun environment. One Term (6 weeks) £50 per child Two Terms (12 weeks) £80 Per child Website

NCT Bumps and Babies

Kiddicare
We thought is was important to have a group for parents to go to with their young babies so we started Bumps & Babies! The groups are for parents-to-be and new parents with babies up to 1 year old. All welcome! Mondays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Kiddicare Enfield Retail Park Crown Road EN1 1TH. Drop in - no need to book. As with our well established Tuesday Bumps & Babies the group is for pregnant mums and new parents with babies up to one-year. There is no entry charge for this group but all food and drinks will need to be purchased from the in-store cafe. Website
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