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Tel code: 0208 | code search
Postcode: IG7 | code search
Population: 12400
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Birthplace of:
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Folk Customs:
Choosing Day, Brightlingsea
Kichel throwing in Harwich
Mad Maldon Mud Race
Opening the Oyster Fishery
Plough Monday
The Dunmow Flitch

Chigwell Events

Essex Farmers Markets @ Hainault Forest Country Park

Essex Farmers Markets @ Hainault Forest Country Park

Essex Farmers Markets @ Hainault Forest Country Park

Essex Farmers Markets @ Hainault Forest Country Park

Essex Farmers Markets @ Hainault Forest Country Park
One Love Festival
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Chigwell is a civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex, some 11 miles from the centre of London. It is served by a tube station on the Central line. Chigwell now has many large houses such as those on Manor Road and the High Road and is widely regarded as an affluent area, alongside Loughton and Buckhurst Hill, nicknamed ‘the Essex golden triangle’. Chigwell School, a public school, was founded in 1629. Among its many famous past pupils is William Penn, who later went on to found Pennsylvania. Whilst having the population of a small town, Chigwell retains its village status and atmosphere with shopping confined to a few parades. Much of the centre of the old Chigwell Village, including Chigwell school, St Mary’s church and the King’s Head public house (which formed the basis for Charles Dickens’ description of the ‘Maypole’ inn in Barnaby Rudge) is a conservation area. Dickens frequently visited Chigwell, which he described in a letter as "the greatest place in the world...Such a delicious old inn opposite the church...such beautiful forest scenery...such an out of the way rural place!". Chigwell borders both Epping Forest and Hainault Forest through which Chigwell Brook still meanders. Essex Tourism - 0871 716 2199 Calls cost less than 10p per minute


Hainault Forest Country Park


Innkeepers Lodge *book online*

Estate Agent

Bairstow Eves West
Lawlors Property Services
Phillip Leigh Associates

Golf Club

Hainault Forest
Woolston Manor Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

David Lloyd Leisure Chigwell
Esporta Health Club
Holmes Place Chigwell

Performing Arts

Chigwellian Choral Society

Pub and Bar

Alfred's Head
The Forester
Two Brewers


Chigwell School


Chigwell Cars Ltd

Sports Clubs

Chigwell LTC (Tennis)
Old Loughtonians Hockey Club (Men's Hockey)



Jennikings Garden Centre
Hainault Coffee
Kistrucks Bakery
Sprays Bakery
J Clark & Son Family Butchers
The Brook House Pharmacy
Passion For Flowers
Waltons Florist
Hockey Shop
Tri & Run
Uppercut hair Salon

Places to Stay near Chigwell


Innkeepers Lodge (0.99 miles)

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Menzies Prince Regent (1.14 miles)

Menzies Prince Regent

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Ideally located 5 minutes from the M11 and 10 minutes from the M25, this hotel combines the grandeur of a listed Georgian house with the unique conversion of an old chapel. Situated ... More

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Premier Inn Loughton/Buckhurst Hill (1.84 miles)

In the heart of Buckhurst Hill this Premier Inn makes an ideal base from which to explore the local surrounds. Within easy reach of the A406, M25 and M11. Conveniently located for Buckhurst Hill underground ... More | visit website
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County Hotel (2.97 miles)

County Hotel

The County Hotel, situated on the southern tip of Epping Forest, is the perfect base for visiting the sights, theatres and shopping of London. It offers good motorway links, with Tube and rail services providing ... More | visit website

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St. Georgio Hotel (3.00 miles)

St. Georgio Hotel
Welcome to the warmest and most friendly St. Georgio Hotel in Ilford, Essex. To top it off, St Georgio Hotel cooks you a full English breakfast served in the modern, light dining room. This will set ... More | visit website
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Travelodge London Ilford Gants Hill (3.04 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Express by Holiday Inn London - Newbury Park (3.22 miles)

Express by Holiday Inn London - Newbury Park
Whether you are on business or pleasure our landmark hotel offers both comfort and value so you can relax and recharge.

On doorstep of Stratford Olympic site
High speed internet in all guest rooms
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Premier Inn Ilford (3.22 miles)

Premier Inn Ilford
Ideally located just 200 yards from Redbridge underground station. For shops and local amenities Ilford town centre is only 2 miles away. Our Ilford Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room ... More | visit website
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Ridgeway Hotel (3.68 miles)

Ridgeway Hotel
The Ridgeway Hotel in Chingford (E4), North London has been completely refurbished to a high standard of appointment. As a family run Chingford hotel, we pride ourselves with our friendly & efficient service, beautifully appointed, ... More | visit website
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Cranbrook Hotel (3.92 miles)

Cranbrook Hotel
The Cranbrook Hotel (3 Diamond ***) The Cranbrook Hotel is ideally situated for both businesses and recreational purposes. The pleasant location allows for easy access to central London (15 min, via British rail) and five minute from ... More | visit website

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