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Local Area

The Hotel is just a short walk from Woodford Underground Station providing fast access via the Central line to the heart of central London’s buzziest neighbourhoods, including Brick Lane, Spitalfields, the historic City and London's Theatre Land. The Olympic Park and Westfield City Shopping Centre are just 15 minutes by tube or car.  Once back at the hotel you are within walking distance of shops, restaurants, Woodford Golf Club, the village green and leafy Epping Forest, which offers some of the most beautiful walking, cycling and picnicking spots in the region


There are over 15 restaurants within walking distance from the Hotel offering a variety of culinary styles.  Please ask our reception team for recommendations. 


A five minute drive from the Hotel are many more bars and restaurants, health clubs, the cinema, the Historic Elizabeth I hunting lodge and Epping Forest.

Local History

Suffragette campaigner, Sylvia Pankhurst, lived in Charteris Road for over 30 years with her lover, an exiled Italian. A blue plaque commemorates the house where she lived, and a small green near Woodford station and opposite the library has been named Pankhurst Green.

A blue plaque on a house in Oak Hill Gardens marks the place where James Hilton wrote Goodbye Mr Chips and Lost Horizon, concerning the mythical kingdom of Shangri-La.

Cricket is still played on the Green and Woodford Golf Course separates Woodford Green from Chingford.

The Parliamentary constituency of Chingford and Woodford Green is represented by Iain Duncan Smith who led the Conservative Party from 2001 to 2003. Iain Duncan Smith is a successor of Winston S. Churchill who was also MP for this area. Churchill is commemorated by a statue on the green at Woodford.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Clement Attlee, later Prime MInister (Labour 1945 - 1951) had a residence in Woodford Green, the seat of his opponent, Winston Churchill. A blue plaque to that effect resides on his house in Monkhams Avenue.

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