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Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge is currently closed in line with Government guidance and the national lockdown.

Explore the Tudor history of Epping Forest at Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, built in 1543 for King Henry VIII.

  • learn about Tudor food in with the sights and sounds of our Tudor kitchen
  • discover Tudor fashion with our period dress-up clothes
  • find out how this unique building was constructed
  • hunt down mysterious marks left by the carpenters who built the Lodge nearly 500 years ago
  • enjoy one of the best views of Epping Forest from the Lodge's top floor

The Hunting Lodge also hosts events and exhibitions all year round.

Private tours

Due to COVID-19, we aren't open as usual at the moment, but you can book a private tour of the Hunting Lodge with a costumed guide for up to 5 people from single household plus a support bubble.

You can see our Eventbrite below for available dates. If you don't find a date that works for you, let us know and we'll see whether we can add a date just for you.

Getting here

Public transport

The Hunting Lodge is well-connected to public transport by Chingford Station, ten minutes' walk away, which is served by London Overground and several bus routes. 

Visit TfL's Journey Planner to plan your trip to the Centre.


Our Chingford Visitor Centre next door has a small car park with two disabled parking bays and three for non-disabled drivers.

We also have four larger car parks quite nearby: