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IMG_6891Perfectly 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 centered 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.

For your convenience we have listed a selection of local businesses and amenities which may be useful for those moving into the area.


Aldersbrook Primary School
Harpenden Road, Wanstead, London, E12 5HL
Telephone number: 020 8989 0210

Churchfields Junior/Infant School
South Woodford, London, E18 2RB
Tel: 020 8505 0386

Clore Tikva Primary School
115 Fullwell Avenue, Barkingside, IG6 2JN
Tel: 020 8551 1097

St Aubyn’s School
Bunces Lane, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 9DU
Tel: 020 8504 1577

Ray Lodge Primary School
Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, IG8 7JQ
Tel: 020 85047301

Bancroft’s School
Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0RF
Tel: 020 8505 4821

Trinity Catholic High School
Mornington Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0TP
Tel: 020 8504 3419

Forest School
2 College Place, London, E17 3PY
Tel: 020 8520 1744


Red Mantra Indian Tapas
103 – 105 George Lane, South Woodford, London, E18 1AN
Tel: 020 8989 7711

Ark Fish Restaurant
142 Hermon Hill, South Woodford, E18 1QH
Tel: 020 8989 5345

Ho Ho Restaurant
20 High Road, South Woodford, E18 2QL
Tel: 020 8504 0515

Ninos Restaurant
18 Electric Parade, George Lane, South Woodford, E18 2LY
Tel: 020 8989 6192

88 – 90 High Rd, South Woodford, E18 2NA
Tel: 020 8532 2828

High Road, Chigwell
Tel: 020 8559 1155

2 Church Hill, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1LA
Tel: 020 8418 9489

147 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5AZ
Tel: 020 8504 6505


Doctors Surgery
18 Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5LT
Tel: 020 8504 1552

Doctors Surgery
375 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 9QJ
Tel: 020 8504 6686

Doctors Surgery
178 Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 7JQ
Tel: 020 8505 7631

Loughton Health Centre
The Drive, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1HW
Tel: 020 8508 8117


Valley Dental Practice
83 Loughton Way, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 6AS
Tel: 020 8504 5787

Paul Isaacs
11 Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5BZ
Tel: 020 8505 8008

Loughton Dental Centre
98 High Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4HT
Tel: 020 8508 4195

Woodford Green Dental Centre
80 Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 7QQ
Tel: 020 8502 9966

Sports Centres

327 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 9HQ
Tel: 020 8505 4914

Esporta Gym
Repton Park, Manor Road, Woodford, IG8 8GN
Tel: 020 8506 6301

David Lloyd
Roding Lane, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 6BJ
Tel: 020 8559 8466

Loughton Leisure Centre
Traps Hill, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1SZ
Tel: 01992 564 574

Virgin Active
Abridge Rd, Chigwell, Essex IG7 6BX
Tel: 020 8498 1600


South Woodford has excellent transport links and has its own central line station with regular services to the City of London and the West End.

Within a short driving distance is the M11, M25 & A406 giving access to all major transport routes around the country.

Traffic England (Highways Agency)
Tel: 0870 066 0115

Transport for London
Tel: 0845 330 9880

London Bus Routes

Route Planner

Last Tube Times and Timetables

Cinemas & Leisure

Odeon Cinema South Woodford
60 – 64 High Road, South Woodford, London, E18 2QL
Tel: 0871 22 44 007

Odeon Cinema Lee Valley
Lee Valley Leisure Complex, Picketts Lock Lane, Edmonton, London, N9 0AS
Tel: 0871 22 44 007

The City Pavilion Bowling Alley
Collier Row Road, Romford, Essex, RM5 2BH
Tel: 020 8924 4000

Number Ten Bowling
The Brewery, Romford, RM1 1AU
Tel: 01708 732 237

Southbury Road, Enfield, En1
Tel: 0871 220 8000


Mulberry Way Mosque
12 – 14 or 10 – 12 Mulberry Way, South Woodford, London, Greater London, E18 1ED

Epping Forest District Council
Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4BZ
Tel: 01992 564 000

London Borough of Redbridge
PO BOX No.2, Town Hall, 128 – 142 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1DD
Tel: 020 8554 5000

Loughton Police Station
158 High Rd, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4BE
Tel: 01279 641 212

Woodford Green Police Station
509 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0SR
Tele: 020 8478 1123.

Chigwell Road Reuse and Recycling Centre
Chigwell Road, Woodford Bridge, Essex, IG8 8PT
Tel: 0800 389 9918

Recycling Centre For Household Waster
Luxborough Lane, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5AA
Tel: 0845 603 7625