A real village, close to London. If you want to live in a place with its own identity that’s also close to London and major transport links, you couldn’t do better than Chingford.
This thriving district on the edge of the Epping Forest and just ten miles to the north east of central London offers its residents a great quality of life. The two reservoirs – one of which hosts Chingford’s own Volvo Champion status sailing club – and abundant green surroundings: Epping Forest, together with the Lee Valley Park and golf clubs, mean fresh air and open space for relaxation and sport are in good supply.
Chingford’s friendly main shopping street, Station Road, has a good selection of cafés and restaurants, small supermarkets and useful shops for residents’ daily requirements. Keen sports fans enjoy the opportunity to join a number of football and rugby clubs and a thriving cricket club too. Schools are also in good supply, with many well above national average in the league tables.
Chingford station offers frequent overland services to London Liverpool Street, taking less than an hour. There are many regular buses too, including a night bus from Trafalgar Square. With the M25 just up the road in Waltham Abbey, links out of London are good, allowing Chingford residents the choice of commute.
- There are numerous sports clubs including Chingford Golf Club, Chingford Athletic FC, Egbertian FC and Chingford Rugby Club.
- The King George Sailing Club offers dinghy sailing and windsurfing on King George’s Reservoir, the largest in London.
- Chingford enjoys a large variety of restaurants and cafés, many independently owned, from Italian, Thai and Indian to Sicilian and Modern English.
- Station Road’s shops provide a range of goods from flowers to food, from clothing to gifts; and a campaign to secure a farmers’ market is gathering momentum.
- Educational requirements are well served by a good choice of nurseries and primaries, and a number of secondary schools including Chingford Foundation School.
- King George Row is conveniently located for the open spaces offered
by the Epping Forest and Lee Valley Regional Park.
- King George Row is well located for access to London, Cambridge and the south east.
- Chingford is situated to the south of the M25 (Junction 26 at Waltham Abbey is the most readily accessible from Sewardstone Road) and to the west of the M11.
- The overground railway line allows Chingford commuters regular half-hour services to London Liverpool Street, and is within walking distance of King George Row.
- Buses are regularly available, most of which terminate in The City or East London. A night bus service comes to Chingford from Trafalgar Square.