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Woodford/South Woodford

Perfectly situated on the West Essex / East London border, South Woodford is within easy commuting distance of Canary Wharf, The City of London and West End. A short drive to the North is the M25, giving excellent transport links to the rest of the country. Moreover, with the central line underground station and its many bus routes, travel by any means never seems to be an issue.

South Woodford’s retail and business area is centred on George Lane — the main high street for the district — and Woodford Green High Road. There are a number of well-known chain store shops, and a good selection of smaller shops, restaurants, and cafes.

This area was also, until 2004, home to the student residences of Queen Mary, University of London, but the distinctive tower blocks were demolished in 2007 and replaced with lower-rise privately-owned apartments, known as Queen Mary’s Gate. There is also the Redbridge Drama Centre, situated next to Churchfields primary school.

Buckhurst Hill

A smallish town nestled in the centre of the “Golden Triangle” made up of Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford. With plenty of open spaces such as the Roding Valley Meadows nature reserve, coupled with fantastic primary schools such as Buckhurst Hill County Primary, St Johns Church of England, Braeside and Loyola make the area a great place to bring up a family. The shopping facilities of Queens Road are a real focal point and the road itself offers an eclectic mix of properties. The Buckhurst Hill central line station can be found at the bottom of Queens Road and is approximately 20 minutes to Liverpool Street Station.

Snaresbrook/Wanstead

Snaresbrook is an area of north-east London, mostly in the London Borough of Redbridge bounded approximately by South Woodford to the north, the lower reaches of Epping Forest and Upper Leytonstone and Walthamstow to the west, Leytonstone to the south and Wanstead to the east. Snaresbrook Primary is one of the schools in Snaresbrook.

Snaresbrook’s most notable building is Snaresbrook Crown Court. Wanstead has a largely suburban feel, containing open grasslands such as Wanstead Flats, and the woodland of Wanstead Park (part of Epping Forest). The park, with artificial lakes, was originally part of the estate of a large stately home Wanstead House, one of the finest Palladian mansions in Britain. It is also home to Wanstead Golf club, which has hosted many of the major events in the Essex County calendar.

The main road going through Wanstead is the A12 lending itself to easy transport links into central london. Wanstead High Street includes pubs and independent retailers.

Loughton

Loughton is a large village with a prime High Road with numerous shops, restaurants, boutique style fashion outlets plus big brand shops such as Marks & Spencer’s and Topps Tiles.

Close to Epping Forest offering picturesque woodlands, nature trails and county walks but still yet only just 12 miles from the centre of London. Loughton has a secluded self-contained quality whilst maintaining excellent transport links into central London

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