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Epping is a small market town surrounded by the ancient woodland of Epping Forest and farmland. Its location together with many Grade II listed buildings gives it a charming rural character. The weekly market (now held on Mondays) has been a feature since 1253.
The town is 17 miles (27.4 km) north-east of the centre of London and lies on the northern edge of Epping Forest. From the 13th century it developed into an important trading centre, serving the many small villages and towns located around the forest.
19th century Coaching Inns
By the 19th century the High Street was the centre of activity and it is here that many of the listed 18th century buildings can be seen. The 'George & Dragon’ and ‘The Black Lion’ pubs are original 19th century coaching inns.
At each end of the Conservation Area can be seen the oldest buildings in town. In Lindsay Street is Beulah Lodge (1600s) and the attractive group of 17th and early 18th century cottages numbered 98-110 are in the High Street.
The coming of the railway in 1865 and the invention of the motor car has made Epping a popular housing area for London commuters. A number of performers including singer, Rod Stewart live in Epping.
The surrounding farmland and leafy glades of Epping Forest are popular with walkers and horse-riders.
Interesting nearby attractions include the Tudor Queen Elizabeths Hunting Lodge at Chingford, now a museum; and the Norman Waltham Abbey Church, reputed to be the burial site of King Harold following his death at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Built around a pretty village pond is Theydon Bois. Its station is the last stop before Epping.
Of interest to Heritage Railway buffs is the Epping Ongar Railway. This line connects by its heritage bus (which leaves from the front of the Epping Underground station) to the North Weald heritage railway station and then by its own railway to Chipping Ongar. A great day out with little effort required.
Plan Your Visit
TfL Fare Zone 6 Transport for London Journey Planner
- By Underground
Epping Station Central Line
- By Car
At the M25 Junction 26 take the A121 towards Theydon Bois. At the roundabout junction of the A104, A121, B172 and the B1393, take the B1393 road to Epping.
Google Maps - Epping Tube Station