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
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.
Submitted by John
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
One of Loughton's late night spots, it's open from Thursday to Sunday and attracts a glamorous Essex crowd.
Submitted by Adam
Great for a family meal or a get together with friends. Traditional Indian curries and sides, all for a reasonable price.
Submitted by Alex
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
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
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
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
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
William Morris Gallery
As well as showcasing Morris's works, you can also learn about the wider art world through exhibitions and workshops.
Submitted by Ioana
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 Italian Delicatessen of Walthamstow
The deli counter stocks a superb range of Italian cheeses, cured meats and crudités to enjoy as antipasti or ingredients. Freshly-baked breads include focaccia. Superb quality wines and spirits. The warm welcome and customer service is what makes this delicatessen authentic. A great shop in Walthamstow.
Submitted by Liz
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Did you know?
"'90s boyband East 17 take their name from Walthamstow's postcode E17, the place where they grew up."
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Local Estate Agencies
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- Buckhurst Hill
- Woodford Green
- High Beach
- Higham Hill
- Bush Hill Park
- Forty Hill
- Enfield Town
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