Is Chingford made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Chingford is a town in east London, England, within the London Borough of Waltham Forest. The centre of Chingford is 9.2 miles (14.8 km) north-east of Charing Cross, with Waltham Abbey to the north, Woodford Green and Buckhurst Hill to the east, Walthamstow to the south, and Edmonton and Enfield to the west. “

What to do in Chingford

There are always activities happening in lively Chingford. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Chingford page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Chingford snapshot.

The amenities you might need in Chingford

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Chingford. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

Are there many post offices in the region of Chingford?

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Chingford can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail Group Ltd 106 Station Road, London 3 40
Chingford Station Road Post Office 104 Station Road, London 1.8 130
Chingford Delivery Office 106 Station Road, London 1.2 33

What schools are in the area of Chingford?

Having a nearby school is a plus when moving. Below are schools located by Chingford. This table is especially important to pay attention to if you are trying to find a place for your child to learn in the next few years.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Heathcote School & Science College 96 Normanton Park, London 2.3 15
Buxton Bear Pre-school North Chingford Methodist Church, London 5 2
Ralph Samuels Drum Tuition 28 Douglas Road, London 4.5 2
Footsteps Nursery Chingford 64 Station Road, London 3.2 5
Freedom School 159A Station Road, London N/A N/A
FISU Meditation 2nd Centre 8 Douglas Road, London N/A N/A
Chingford Church of England Junior School 20 Shaftesbury Road, London N/A N/A
Bright Horizons Chingford Day Nursery and Preschool 76 Station Road, London 4.1 7
St Mary’s Primary School Station Road, London 3 4
Normanhurst School 68-74 Station Road, London 3.9 19
Chingford C Of E Primary School (Junior Site) Cambridge Road, London N/A N/A
The Davis School 5 Oaks Grove, London N/A N/A
Whitehall Primary School 90 Normanton Park, London 4.5 8
Tamara Nicole & AYB Coaching 32 Mornington Road, London N/A N/A
Doric House 128 Station Road, London N/A N/A
The Spanish Guitar Hub 115 Beresford Road, London 5 14
Chingford C of E Primary School (Infant Site) Kings Road, London 4.5 4
Dynamyk Yoga & Meditation Suite 2, Atlantic House, Pretoria Road, London 5 7
School Normanton Park, London N/A N/A

Medical institutions in Chingford

We weren’t able to locate medical institutions or stores in this neighbourhood. Let us know in the comments if we are wrong so we can add them to our list.

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In Chingford, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Having to walk more than 10 to 15 min to reach public transportation is usually considered as a downside when considering a property to live in. To simplify this, we curated the list of train and tube station of Chingford to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 1 train or tube stations within the Chingford area. Here are the main ones

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Chingford United Kingdom 4.3 64

In Chingford, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Chingford? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Chingford to help you decide to move in there.

Gyms in Chingford

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Chingford could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Museums & Galleries nearby

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Chingford below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge 8 Ranger’s Road, London 4.5 353

Are there a lot of supermarkets in Chingford?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Chingford. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Are there any good pubs in Chingford?

As Londoners, we love our local pubs. Chingford has great ones to become your new regular spot. Consider these if visiting or moving to the area of Chingford.

Pub name Name Address Description
Chingford Cricket Club Kimbley Way Chingford E4 6DE During the Summer, the Bar is open most evenings as well as at weekends and matchdays. In the Winter, members congregate on a Sunday afternoon.
Dove Friday Hill Chingford E4 6EL Renamed after Pimp Hall a C16/C17 timber-framed dovecote in Kings Road E4. Under new management since October 2021. Pool and darts. Only one real ale at present.
Greene Man 191 Old Church Road Chingford E4 6RB Was Beefeater selling Boddies and Flowers Original. Run by Greene King as part of their Hungry Horse chain.
Kings Ford 250-252 Chingford Mount Road Chingford E4 8JL A spacious Wetherspoon conversion, the long single room has the bar halfway down on the right-hand side. There are 10 handpumps, four on the front serving regular ales and six serving the cider and guest ales, including at least one from a local brewery. As well as the two main Wetherspoon beer festivals, it also holds local beer festivals and Meet the Brewer nights. Two large screens are mute except for major sporting events. Breakfasts are served from 8am.
Kings Head 2B Kings Head Hill Chingford E4 7EA A popular and welcoming Stonegate pub located in leafy North Chingford. It is very roomy, with various seating areas, a small garden and a car park. The number of handpumps has recently increased to ten, to include one real cider, four regular beers (selected by customer vote) and six guest ales, often with one from a local brewery. Food is available all day from a wide-ranging menu. Quiz nights are Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Recently refurbished.
Larkshall Larkshall Road Chingford E4 6NT Superb old looking pub with various little rooms and large ornate eating section. The only thing against it are the artificial fires. Larkshall Farm was on this site from 1890 till the pub was built. Lease acquired by Mosaic pubs & dining who have refurbished the pub retaining a classic style whilst being brought up to date with a bar area as you enter with a restaurant area beyond and upstairs.
Old Hall Tavern 200 Hall Lane Chingford E4 8EY Pub with large function room where there is live music on a regular basis.
Queen Elizabeth 95 Forest Side Chingford E4 6BA Establishment in nice location by Epping Forest. Was a carvery until becoming an Ember Inn in 2015.
Royal Forest Hotel 4 Rangers Road Chingford E4 7QH Food orientated establishment which also has a Premier Inn attached to it. There is a bar area with one hand pump that has London Pride as the regular offering. October 2023 – open restricted hours for breakfast only
Royal Oak 219 Kings Head Hill Chingford E4 7PP A McMullen pub since 1920 when we purchased it for £1,250. Busy house that is popular for its food although there is a bar area. Refurbished in 2011
Rusty Bike 134-138 Station Road Chingford E4 6AN A free house opposite Chingford Station and very close to the popular Epping Forest – walkers and cyclists are welcome. Its roomy interior attracts a wide mix of customers during the day. 12 keg taps including Singha, Blue Moon, Cobra and Rusty Bike Lager. Thai food
Wishing Well 11 Hall Lane Chingford E4 8HH Re-opened after refurbishment. It was an Irish themed pub at Chingford Mount.
County Arms 420 Hale End Road Highams Park E4 9PB 1908 mock-Tudor pub. Now Greene King. Ex-Truman, S&N Retail, Spirit with John Barras brand. Spacious inside. Audible music, blokey atmosphere, Sky TV, pool, darts etc.
Stag & Lantern 11-12 The Broadway Highams Park E4 9LQ Local Branch’s first micro-pub the building was previously two shops that had been knocked into one. It was converted to a micro-pub in early 2020. At least three cask ales and ciders on a rotational basis along with a range of bottles and cans. There are a limited number of tables both inside and outside the venue. No food, just snacks.

In Chingford, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Chingford offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

What kind of restaurants are there?

Chingford has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Premier Inn London Chingford hotel 8 Ranger’s Road, London 4.3 536
Queen Elizabeth 95 Forest Side, Greater, London 4.3 642
Spice Station 140 Station Road, London 4.3 195
Empire BBQ 6 Station Road, London 4.3 129
Huckleberrys (Huckleberry Chicken) Chingford 16 Station Road, London 4.3 197
The Voujon 166 Station Road, London 4.3 313
Helen’s Coffee on the Green 5, Crown Buildings, The Green, London 4.3 240
Patpong Thai Restaurant 146-148 Station Road, London 4.3 264
Trattoria Ibleo Restaurant Station Approach, Station Road, London 4.3 219
Wilsons Fish & Chips 101 Station Road, London 4.3 322
Breeze Restaurant 139 Station Road, London 4.3 280
The Indian Brasserie East, 90 Station Road, London 4.3 82
Nostrano Restaurant 92 Station Road, London 4.3 171
Casso 94 Station Road, London 4.3 N/A
La Baita 98 Station Road, London 4.3 237
Buddy’s Grill 48 Station Road, London 4.3 196
O.G Babs 102 Station Road, London 4.3 106
La baita loading road Chingford, Unnamed Road, London 4.3 N/A
Isuhi Chingford, London 4.3 N/A
Cinnamon Coast Cuisine 75 Station Road, London 4.3 N/A

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What do you think about Chingford?

As well as helping out the other people out if they were to search on our blog, you will be helping us out in understanding you better by telling us your opinion of Chingford. So we would love to hear what you think of the area of Chingford which could help people find valuable insights into moving nearby too.

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If you are not completely sure that you want to move the area check out our other guides about cities in the nearby vicinity

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Highams Park See the guide here
Woodford Green See the guide here
Buckhurst Hill See the guide here
Highams Park See the guide here
Woodford Green See the guide here
Buckhurst Hill See the guide here

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