The View and Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, Chingford
What's on in Epping Forest
You can find out what's happening in the Forest by downloading our Events Diary (4.3mb) here. Please also check our sports, events and activities page as sometimes we run extra events which aren't in the Events Diary.
Take a look at this short film about the Forest and then come along for a visit.
How to get to Epping Forest by public transport
You can download our Public Transport information for 2012 below:
For the most up to date information you could use the Transport for London Journey Planner which you may find helpful.
Epping Forest centres
The forest centres are a good starting point to find out where to go and how to enjoy the forest, pick up a leaflet or map, ask advice of friendly and knowledgeable staff, discover our displays and exhibitions or browse in our forest gift shops
We have three forest centres in Epping Forest: Epping Forest Gateway incorporating The View, Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, and Butler's Retreat, Chingford, The High Beach Visitor Centre, High Beach and The Temple, Wanstead Park.
Awarded to The View, Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge and The Temple in 2013
The Epping Forest Gateway incorporating The View, Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge and Butler's Retreat
Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Tel. 020 7332 1911 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The View and Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge* are open seven days per week 10am - 5pm all year round** including Bank Holidays but closed on Christmas Day.
The View and Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge are closed until 12noon on the following dates for staff training:
- Thursday 7 November 2013
- Tuesday 3 December 2013
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
*Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge will be closed to the public when school groups and booked tours are using the building. During these times visitors can enjoy visiting The View or Butlers Retreat. To find out if Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge will be closed when you visit please call The View before you arrive.
The View is located adjacent to our Tudor hunt standing, Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge and the newly refurbished Butler’s Retreat café. This is the perfect place to start your exploration of Epping Forest and to go out and enjoy the surrounding area including Connaught Water, Barn Hoppitt and Chingford Plain. Don't miss the stunning views of Chingford Plain from the top of of the Lodge and from the fully accessible balcony at The View. We hope this will be the first port of call for every new visitor to the Forest and also provide inspiration to our Epping Forest regulars.
High Beach Visitor Centre
The High Beach Visitor Centre
High Beach IG10 4AE
Tel. 020 8508 0028 during opening times or Tel.020 7332 1911 during The View opening times or email@example.com
- Open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am-3pm October-March and 12pm-5pm April-September until further notice.
This Visitor Centre is situated in the popular area of High Beach. Please visit to find out information about what the Forest has to offer or browse the interesting displays and shop.
Wanstead Park, E11 2LT
Tel. 020 8989 7851 during opening times or Tel.020 7332 1911 during The View opening times or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am-3pm October-March and 12pm-5pm April-September
The Temple in the south of the Forest is a beautiful historic building where you can discover the fascinating history of Wanstead Park as well as general information about the Forest.