Things to do at The View
The View is the perfect place to start a day out in the Forest, with maps, helpful staff, frequent events, and two way marked trails starting at the back door!
You can learn the story of Epping Forest through our interactive displays, check out our regular art and history exhibitions, and visit the beautiful, centuries-old Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge.
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
The View is closed for staff meetings and events on the following:
- Tuesday 7 March (until 1pm)
- Tuesday 4 April (until 1pm)
- Tuesday 2 May (until 1pm)
- Tuesday 6 June (until 1pm)
- Tuesday 4 July (until 1pm)
- Tuesday 1 August (until 1pm)
- Tuesday 5 September (until 1pm)
- Tuesday 3 October (until 1pm)
- Tuesday 7 November (until 1pm)
- Tuesday 5 December (until 1pm)
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
How to get here
6 Rangers Road
See our Epping Forest Map (300KB)
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Please note that dogs - other than assistance dogs - are not allowed within the building.
020 7332 1911
For comments and complaints, please see our Contact us page.
Access for all
The View is designed to welcome all visitors. The building isfully wheelchair accessibleand other features include:
Sensor-operated front glass doors
Lift to the first floor
Unisex accessible toilet
Large print versions of displays
Front of house staff members who are happy to help
For a full access statement, please see our access for all page.
What to see
The View tells the story of Epping Forest through fun, interactive exhibitions on wildlife, the history of the Forest, and its role in the community.
Our exhibition space hosts a range of art collections and historical interpretation all year round, which take the Forest as their main theme.
If you'd like to hold an exhibition, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Finally, don’t miss out on the spectacular view over Epping Forest from our famous balcony, which gave The View its name!
The View is a Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction and received a Gold Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme in 2013.
Epping Forest Gateway, including The View, Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge and Butler's Retreat, also received a commendation in the 'Best Refurbishment or Heritage Building' category at the London Borough of Waltham Forest Design Awards in March 2014.