Is South Woodford made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Woodford is a town in East London, within the London Borough of Redbridge. It is located 9.5 miles (15.3 km) north-east of Charing Cross. Woodford historically formed an ancient parish in the county of Essex. It contained a string of agrarian villages and was part of Epping Forest. From about 1700 onwards, it became a place of residence for affluent people who had business in London; this wealth, together with its elevated position, has led to it being called the Geographical and social high point of East London. Woodford was suburban to London and after being combined with Wanstead in 1934 it was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1937. It has formed part of Greater London since 1965 and comprises the neighbourhoods of Woodford Green, Woodford Bridge, Woodford Wells and South Woodford. The area is served by two stations on the Central line of the London Underground: Woodford and South Woodford. “

Some great things about South Woodford

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, South Woodford has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in South Woodford.

Are there a lot of supermarkets in South Woodford?

Out of all the other services in South Woodford, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in South Woodford.

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

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of South Woodford

In South Woodford, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
South Woodford Library and Gym 116 High Road, London 4.3 67
Boxx Mae House, Marlborough Business Centre, 96 George Lane, London 4.3 121
Perfect alignment 10 The Shrubberies, London 4.3 N/A
Balanced Movement Pilates 10, The Shrubberies, George Lane, London 4.3 4
Esther Marshall Physiotherapy and Pilates Lily House, Consulting Rooms, 11 The Shrubberies, London 4.3 9
Benefitness Personal Training Sports Massage 10 Raven Road, London 4.3 107
Wellness Yoga Conscious 14 Bushey Avenue, London 4.3 19
Blueprint : Fitness unit 3a, 4 Raven Road, London 4.3 110
TTS Personal Training Suite 1 & 2 Maybank Business Centre, 208 Maybank Road, London 4.3 9
Air-Yoga Studio 90 George Lane, London 4.3 10
Hypoxi South Woodford 24 High Road, London 4.3 42
Master Ding Academy – South Woodford 208 Maybank Road, London 4.3 3
Evolve18 1 Station Passage, London 4.3 33
Kuls Fitness 7 Grove Crescent, London 4.3 N/A
East Eighteen Physiotherapy And Pilates United Kingdom 4.3 2
Yoga Mind Balance Churchfields, London 4.3 N/A
Pilates East 209 High Road, London 4.3 N/A
Pilates with Han 1 Victory Road, London 4.3 17
Titanium Gym 10 Raven Road, London 4.3 142
The Real CBD Unit 3B, 4 Raven Road, London 4.3 N/A


The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In South Woodford, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Bhangra Beat Online 156B George Lane, London 4.3 25
George’s Fish & Souvlaki Bar 164 George Lane, London 4.3 263
Lizard Lounge Cocktails & Kitchen 186-188 George Lane, London 4.3 354
Zizzi – South Woodford 198 George Lane, London 4.3 589
Toby Carvery Snaresbrook 73 Hollybush Hill, Greater, London 4.3 3011
Chunky Chicken and Pizza 1 Mulberry Way, London 4.3 220
Subway 116 George Lane, London 4.3 77
Yummy Thai 136 Hermon Hill, London 4.3 98
Wood Oven BBQ 126 George Lane, London 4.3 1105
Pizza Express 76 High Road, London 4.3 768
Ark Fish Restaurant 142 Hermon Hill, London 4.3 730
Slug & Lettuce – South Woodford 184 George Lane, London 4.3 873
Dynasty Restaurant 139 High Road, London 4.3 330
Pizza Hut Delivery 25 Electric Parade, London 4.3 111
Nino’s Ninos 18, Electric Parade, George Lane, London 4.3 321
Railway Bell 87 George Lane, London 4.3 763
Wing Sing 78 George Lane, London 4.3 163
KFC London 138 George Lane, London 4.3 455
Family Kebab Fish Bar 133 High Road, London 4.3 174
Jaipur Indian Restaurant 80 George Lane, London 4.3 150

Museums & Galleries nearby

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in South Woodford we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

Are there any good pubs in South Woodford?

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

We have not found any great pubs in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local pub. We’ll amend this page. Would be a shame not to let people know what is your hidden gem!

Green spaces and parks of South Woodford

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if South Woodford 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 to do in South Woodford

It could be that South Woodford has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in South Woodford. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in South Woodford. Also, knowing what’s available in South Woodford and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

In South Woodford, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in South Woodford name before moving in the neighbourhood.

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in South Woodford?

South Woodford has 7 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Shrubberies Medical Centre 12 The Shrubberies, London 3.4 70
Wanstead Hospital Makepeace Road, London 3.6 36
ESS Clinic (Private minor surgery and aesthetics) 142 George Lane, London 3.2 13
Eastwood Medical Centre London 5 1
DerekBangura Imperial Heights, Queen Mary Avenue, London N/A N/A
The Galleon & Heronwood Makepeace Road, London 3.4 8
South Woodford Health Centre 118-122 High Road, London 2.8 14

Tube & Train stations within the region of South Woodford

Train and tube stations in South Woodford can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
South Woodford George Lane, London 4 50

Are there many post offices in the region of South Woodford?

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
South Woodford Post Office 115 George Lane, London 4.2 13

In South Woodford, what schools are nearby?

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within South Woodford

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Hypnowellness Lily House, 11 The Shrubberies, George Lane, London N/A N/A
Electric Guitar Lessons 1 George Lane, London N/A N/A
Kumon Maths & English The Scout Hut, 114 High Road, London 4.4 7
Woodford Pre-School Playgroup Memorial Hall, 209 High Road, London N/A N/A
Little Diamonds Cambridge Lodge, 56 Hermon Hill, London 3.2 21
Oakdale Junior School Oakdale Road, London 3.1 17
Churchfields Junior School Churchfields, London 5 12
KidsOwn Ltd South Woodford 208 Maybank Road, London 4.5 8
Crescendo Music Academy & Variations Dance Studio 160 George Lane, London 4.8 4
Snaresbrook Preparatory School 75 Woodford Road, London 4 5
Snaresbrook Primary School and Nursery Meadow Walk, London 4.6 23
Churchfields Infants’ School 37 Churchfields, London 4.4 8
Kids Inc Nurseries Head Office Orchard House, Eastwood Close, London 4 2
Oakdale Infant School Woodville Road, London 4.5 12
Free Parking N/A N/A
Sarah Artistry Marlborough Business Centre, 14-15 96 George Lane, London 4.7 40
Kids Inc Day Nursery – South Woodford 71 Cleveland Road, London 5 1
The Sunflower Nursery South Woodford 3 Bedford Road, London 5 23
Incey Winceys Day Nursey 12 Eastwood Close, London 4 9
Bart Guichelaar 29 Glebelands Avenue, London N/A N/A

Other areas nearby

We value your opinion about the area of South Woodford

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 South Woodford. So we would love to hear what you think of the area of South Woodford which could help people find valuable insights into moving nearby too.

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You are not 100% sure that you want to move in South Woodford? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Leytonstone See the guide here
Epsom See the guide here
Wanstead See the guide here
Snaresbrook See the guide here
Walthamstow See the guide here
Woodford See the guide here
Highams Park See the guide here
Woodford Green See the guide here
Leytonstone See the guide here
Epsom See the guide here
Wanstead See the guide here
Snaresbrook See the guide here
Walthamstow See the guide here
Woodford See the guide here
Highams Park See the guide here
Woodford Green See the guide here

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