One of the many reasons people move to Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford is that it is so easy to travel to and from central London. Chigwell and Grange Hill stations are both on the Central line (zone 4) providing a speedy service into central London and Buckhurst Hill, Woodford, Loughton and Hainault stations also offer quick connections and short journey times to the city.
The Dark Outside will be taking place between 20th and 21st June 2019 at The View and Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge and it’s free, all you have to do is just tune in. As anyone who lives in Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford will tell you some of the biggest bonuses of living here is the proximity of Epping Forest as well as all the culture of central London.
Getting your tots out and about tumbling or not is a life-line for any parent in the Woodford Loughton or Chigwell areas. Letting the little ones let off steam and socialise while you can enjoy the company of other parents and carers is vital. If you have just moved home and are new to the area it can be a good way of making local friends for yourself and your little ones.
How is Chigwell’s history entwined with the “special relationship” the UK has with America? In the wake of celebrating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings which took place on the 6th June 1944 during the Second World War, the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history.
“Chigwell, my dear fellow, is the greatest place in the world,” said Charles Dickens. In the 1800s Chigwell was a favourite destination for Charles Dickens. In his novel Barnaby Rudge, the Maypole Inn of the book was reportedly based on the Kings Head Inn and its name was taken from the Maypole pub in Chigwell Row.
When you want a snack out with the youngest members of the family close to Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford it is important to find a family friendly café. On the edge of Epping Forest at 12 Ranger’s Rd, Chingford, London E4 7QH, Butlers Retreat is one cafe you can return to time and again and is a great place to bring visitors to when they come to stay in the area.
Keeping fit in Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford is easy with all the good health facilities available. For straightforward gym work, there is a David Lloyd gym in Chigwell, then there is Chigwell Hall Gym and The Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Gym in Chigwell.
Making music with your baby in Loughton can be great fun. There is lots of research and information for new mums about the value of music for babies and toddlers. If you are new to Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford or are planning to move to the area it is a great way of meeting other mums and dads. Many families make the move to Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford for their children as there is lots of family fun as well as the links to London.
If you are living in or around Chigwell and want to get involved Chigwell’s Resident’s Association are always open to new residents joining their voice. They seek to represent the interests of residents within the Parish of Chigwell, including Chigwell Village, Chigwell Row and Grange Hill and to protect the integrity of the area.
Want to find out more about athletics in Woodford, Chigwell or Loughton? Woodford Green AC is a great club not far away. Woodford Green AC was founded in 1908, just before the London Olympic Games, formed out of the Harrier section of the Woodford Green Men's Club established in 1904.
What’s not to like about Loughton as it sits on the edge of Epping Forest, 15 miles north-east of central London. It is also pretty much at the apex of what is known as the “Golden Triangle” of Chigwell and Buckhurst Hill which can be found to the south of Loughton.