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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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Accessible by Public Transport: Chingford station is 0 miles away.

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge/The View

Type:Historic Site

Rangers Road, Chingford, London, E4 7QH

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Awards

  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018

Opening Times

* 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.

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