Chingford — Stow Brothers

Welcome to Chingford

Cosy, contained, and with a real East End community feel, Chingford is still just a short train ride from central London. It’s easy to see why this characterful part of the capital is so popular with young families, with great facilities and generous parkland on the doorstep and the 6,000-acre Epping Forest nearby.

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Chingford — Stow Brothers

Chingford has flourished more quickly than people have caught on in recent years, making it something of a well kept secret for locals (it wasn’t us who told you). Full of village charm but only 26 minutes from central London, it’s easy to see the appeal. 

With sprawling parks in the centre and the 6,000-acre Epping Forest lining the northern boundary, there’s more open space than you can shake a native hornbeam stick at, no wonder that Chingford has spawned two England football captains in recent decades. 

For those looking to refuel after burning off all that energy in nature, there’s a thriving food and drink scene, although let’s be clear that the area’s admired status pre-dates the macchiato. Local historical landmark the Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge was built for Henry VIII way back in 1543.

Chingford — Stow Brothers
Chingford — Stow Brothers

A word from our Chingford area expert…

I enjoy the outdoors as well as the hustle and bustle of the city, so Chingford is the perfect spot for me. With Epping Forest on the doorstep, cycling, hiking and exploring are only a hop away. And the amazing transport links can take you into the city in less than half hour.

Being able to alternate between Chingford Mount and North Chingford for a pub, restaurant, café or a takeaway means I’m spoilt for choice. I particularly enjoy meeting friends, family and colleagues in The Rusty Bike to grab some Thai food, choose from a large selection of beers or catch a game of football. 

Weekends are reserved for the Kings Head. The beer garden is perfect for basking in the sun during the summer. In the colder months you can warm up inside with a great roast dinner.

Travelling between appointments is a joy. The sense of community is strong and friendly, and you’re often wished good morning or afternoon as you walk by. The diversity of the locals is what makes Chingford great — there are loads of international takeaway restaurants and supermarkets, where I’m constantly discovering new tastes and flavours.

The perfect evening spot for dog walking is Yates Meadow, where you can see across the city vista for miles. The tranquillity of the hills with the high-rise buildings in the distance creates a juxtaposition that feels really special.

Chingford has something to offer for almost every buyer. From stunning period properties overlooking golf courses or Epping Forest. To brand-new builds perfect for getting on to the property ladder for first time buyers. Did I mention that it’s more affordable than most of London?

Will Turner
Assistant Branch Manager

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