Chigwell is situated in the Epping Forest District of Essex and is part of the urban and metropolitan area of London. It’s an extremely popular choice of residence with the Essex locals due to its glamorous ways of living. Even Charles Dickens himself said it was ‘the greatest place in the world’. It has excellent transport links to the City as it sits on the Central Line of the London Underground.
One of the main attractions of Chigwell is Epping Forest. It homes over 50,000 ancient pollard trees and over 100 lakes and ponds. Also known as ‘The People’s Forest’, Epping Forest is the largest open space in the London area. Much of the Forest is of national and international conservation importance due to its large numbers of ancient trees that support a wealth of wildlife.
With plenty of things to see and do, Chigwell is home to an array of shops, bars, restaurants and pubs, as well as a vast range of beauty establishments which are particularly popular with people from all over the country that want to capture the true ‘Essex’ lifestyle.
Chigwell is famed for its stunning architecture and relationships to historical figures. The town was originally formed as a rural farming community before the 10th century, but later became famous for its mineral springs. Within the area is a beautiful old village which was represented in a letter from Dickens to John Forster.