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image for Historic Site item typeQueen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge/The View

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Historic Site, free entry

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Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

Contact

The View

020 7332 1911

Address

Rangers Road,
Chingford,
London,
E4 7QH

Details

Steeped in history and jewelled with green space, the Epping Forest area is a delight waiting to be explored. Discover the history of Epping Forest and its people through interactive displays at The View visitor centre, which also features regularly changing exhibitions on a variety of art and historical themes.

Learn about life in Tudor times at Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, right next to The View. Built by Henry VIII in 1543 and later renovated by Elizabeth I, it’s a remarkable and rare survival of an intact timber-framed hunt standing still surrounded by its medieval royal hunting forest. The View visitor centre showcases some of the main themes, stories and habitats of the forest.
Whether you wish to escape the urban sprawl to unwind or want to take part in a sporting activity such as jogging, horse riding or cycling, Epping Forest has something for everyone.

Throughout the year various events and festivals take place offering another dimension to your visit. Don’t forget to pop in to the gift shop where you can purchase a reminder of your day out.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

The Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge and The View are open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm* all year round including Bank Holidays; it is closed on Christmas Day.

*The Hunting Lodge will be closed to the public when school groups and booked tours are using the building. During these times, visitors can enjoy visiting The View or the refreshments café at Butler's Retreat.

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 397947  Lat: 51.63376 Long: 0.01717

The Hunting Lodge and The View next door are five minutes’ walk from the Chingford bus and train stations. There is a small car park opposite the centre at Barn Hoppitt and larger car parks can be found at nearby Bury Road and Connaught Water.
T 0207 332 1911 or Email: epping.forest@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chingford station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired