Chingford: A wonderful woodland suburb

Chingford: A wonderful woodland suburbBordered by Epping Forest, Chingford offers a pleasant and affordable atmosphere for those looking to raise a family, or just a bit of peace and quiet amid the bustle of London. There are wide open spaces, and an abundance of nature and wildlife that is surprising for a Zone Five location.

Transport

Despite being 10 miles to the north east of Charing Cross, Chingford is amply served by bus routes. There is also a train station, which is the terminus of a route from Liverpool Street Station. This makes it easy to get from the leafy district to the heart of London - a big selling point for commuters.

History and culture

Although it did not become part of the London suburbs until the 19th century, Chingford is still an area with plenty of historical interest. Part of a royal forest in medieval times, a remnant of this past still survives in the form of the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge. Despite its name, the lodge was built in 1543 for Henry VIII, and has remained occupied ever since (with substantial alterations).

The 12th century All Saints Church in Chingford Mount is also an interesting place to visit. For those who prefer their history more recent (and macabre), it is just over the road from the Chingford Mount Cemetery, where the infamous Kray twins are buried.

Amenities

One of the benefits of being away from the centre is the increase amount of open spaces. There are the two Chingford Reservoirs, which provide plenty of opportunities for bird watching, particularly in the winter. They have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for this reason.

For parents concerned about schools, Chingford Church of England Primary School, Parkside Primary School and Whitehall Primary School are all rated “Good” by Ofsted. There are fewer secondary schools in the immediate area, although Heathcote School and Science College and Chingford Foundation School have a “Good” Ofsted rating. The independent Normanhurst School caters to both primary and secondary students.

Shopping

Station Road and Chingford Mount Road are home to most of the area’s shops. They both boast plenty of specialist independent businesses. Notably, the suburb has a number of alternative medicine shops, which should be able to cater to all comers, whether of a new age persuasion or just intrigued.

Station Road has an abundance of ladies wear boutiques, such as Paparazzi, Scandalous and Skid Dazzles. You can also find family butchers, opticians, vets and practically anything else you can think of.

Around Chingford Mount Road, there are lots of service-based businesses, including hairdressers, upholsterers and Estate Agents. The area also has a laundrette, which may be of interest to those looking at smaller properties without the space for many white goods.

Housing

Chingford mainly developed during the late 19th and early 20th century, which means most of the homes available date from this period. North Chingford is largely populated with elegant Victorian and Edwardian terraces, and the south has more in the way of 1920s and 30s semi-detached houses.

Rents are around the London average, which is very reasonable given the quality of the area.
With plenty of history and greenery, Chingford is a great choice for both families and young professionals who want the benefits of a spacious and comfortable area, without the hefty price tag.

Published 12th February, 2015

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