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Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge viewed from Barn Hoppitt with the View beyond.


Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, London, E4 7QH

Contact us

​020 7332 1911 (during opening hours only)

In an emergency, always call 999 first.


​The ground floor is fully accessible. Shallow wooden stairs lead to the upper two floors. We regret that, due to the historic nature of the building, the upper floors are not accessible to those with wheelchairs or similar access requirements. For a full access statement, please see our access for all page.

Opening hours

​10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Entry is free of charge.

The Hunting Lodge occasionally closes for planned staff meetings and events. Any scheduled closures will be listed on this page.

In line with guidance on Coronavirus/Covid-19 from the government, we are unfortunately closing our visitor centres - including the Hunting Lodge - and suspending some services until further notice. Please see our news page for updates.

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, right next to the Epping Forest Visitor Centre at Chingford, is a unique example of a surviving timber-framed hunt standing still surrounded by its medieval hunting forest.

Visitors to the Lodge, built on the orders of Henry VIII in 1543, can enjoy exhibitions on Tudor food and fashion, and soak up the atmosphere of an incredible building nearly 500 years after it was first built.

We also host regular heritage events.

Parking info and travel links

By tube


For help planning your journey, please see

By bus

The following bus routes call at Chingford Station, a ten minute walk away:

97, 179, 212, 313, 379, 385, 397, 444, N26

By car

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge is located at 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, London, E4 7QH and has its own car park shared with our neighbouring visitor centre. Other nearby Epping Forest car parks, in order of proximity, include:

  • Barn Hoppitt car park
  • Warren Pond car park
  • Bury Road car park
  • Connaught Water car park

For more information about our car parks, including opening times. please see our car parks page.

Things to do at the Hunting Lodge

Please note that dogs - other than assistance dogs - are not allowed within the building.

There are three floors in the Hunting Lodge, each with a themed display.

Ground floor

Discover the sights and sounds of a Tudor kitchen on the ground floor, where you can learn about class and cuisine through our lavish display of a Tudor dinner table.

First floor

Explore the world of Tudor fashion on the first floor, where we have a range of Tudor outfits for you to try on, and guides to Tudor heraldry. Why not take a fun family photograph overlooking the beautiful backdrop of Epping Forest?

Second floor

From the second floor windows, you can admire the most spectacular view of the Forest and imagine it on a Tudor hunt day, or look up and marvel at the beautiful puzzle of Tudor timber roof construction.

Weddings at Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

The Hunting Lodge is now licenced to perform weddings and civil partnerships. Find out more on our Weddings page.

Group tours

Group tours of the Hunting Lodge are available for both adults and school groups. Please see our learning pages for details.