town and civil parish in Essex, England

Epping is a town in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England.

Hill Hall

Get inEdit

By roadEdit

Epping is next to the M25 (Junction 27) and the M11 (Junction 26).

By trainEdit

 
Epping Tube station

1 Epping Tube station is the eastern terminus of the London Underground Central line. The travel time from Liverpool Street is around 35 minutes. Epping is in Zone 6. The single fare is £5.10 peak or £3.10 off-peak using Oyster PAYG or contactless payment, or £6.00 using cash.

Get aroundEdit

 
Map of Epping (England)

By carEdit

Epping Underground station has a large car park.

SeeEdit

  • 1 Hill Hall, Theydon Mount, CM16 7QQ (4 miles south-east of Epping). Elizabethan mansion managed by English Heritage. Much of it has been divided into private apartments; however, a portion is open to public tours. Adults £5.70, children £3.40, concessions £5.10.    
  • 2 Epping-Ongar Railway, Station Approach, Ongar, CM5 9BN, +44 1277 365200. The closest Heritage railway to London, the Epping-Ongar railway operates steam and preserved diesel trains on various days per week from Ongar to a point near Epping in February-October and in December. A vintage bus service links the railway to Epping station on running days (fare included in normal fee). Adults £13, child £7 (family of 2 adults and 3 children £34).    
  • 3 Waltham Abbey is a town six miles west of Epping. The abbey survives only as the Anglican church, and a gatehouse which leads into the former abbey gardens, now a park. Epping Forest District Museum is on Sun St in village centre, open M-Sa 10:30-15:30. Half a mile north on the canal bank are the Royal Gunpowder Mills, where you'll have to use a bit of imagination. They're open Sundays in summer 10:00-15:00.

DoEdit

  • 1 North Weald Airfield (near North Weald Bassett Village, approx. 2 miles south-east of J7 on the M11, also signposted from the A414 Harlow - Chelmsford Road). Historic (est. 1916) frontline Battle of Britain airfield, still operational but now privately operated by Epping Forest District Council. Home to North Weald Airfield Museum [1] and a memorial to all those who gave there lives while based at North Weald, as well as several onsite flying clubs and private collections of classic aircraft. Well-established venue for rallies and concerts as well as the UK's biggest Saturday Market (9AM-4PM - also on 4 Bank Holiday Mondays), it also hosts regular airshows and cycling, archery, gymnastics, model aircraft flying, model car racing and various motorsport, charity and trade events.    
  • 2 Epping Forest (Tube: various stations along the Central Line), +44 20 8508 0028, . Dawn-dusk. Large expanse of green space stretching 12 miles (19 km) from the outskirts of Epping into London as far as Forest Gate. Despite the name it is not completely wooded: in medieval times "forest" meant a royal hunting ground. Queen Victoria gave the forest to the nation in 1882, and ever since it's been known as the People's Forest. Free.    
    • 3 The Oak Trail (tube: Theydon Bois ; the trail begins at the north end of Forest Drive). A 6.6-mile/10.6-km hike through the countryside and woods just outside London, passing by a deer sanctuary and the Iron Age earthwork of Ambresbury Banks. The trail forms a loop, starting and ending in the village of Theydon Bois, and most of it is signed with yellow arrows. It's green, peaceful, and makes a lovely change of pace from city life in London. Parts of the trail can get muddy, so it's a good idea to wear boots.

BuyEdit

Epping has a small high street with several cafes, a tailor and a haberdashery.

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Routes through Epping
City of LondonEast London  W   E  END
CambridgeOld Harlow  N   S  East London
West LondonPotters Bar  anticlockwise   clockwise  BrentwoodEast London
Hatfield ← Harlow ←  W   E  ChelmsfordMaldon



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