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Location

Local Area

The Hotel is just a short walk from Woodford Underground Station providing fast access via the Central line to the heart of London and Canary Wharf in under 30 minutes. Once back at the hotel you are within walking distance of shops, restaurants, Woodford Golf Club, the village green and leafy Epping Forest.

Restaurants

There are over eight restaurants within walking distance from the Hotel offering a variety of culinary styles.

Attractions

A five minute drive from the Hotel are bars, health clubs, the cinema, grey hound racing, 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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