29 November 2012

The View @ Epping Forest

The View visitor centre on the edge of Chingford, north-east London.

The View - the new Epping Forest gateway - has opened. Converted from the old stable buildings from the adjacent mock-Tudor Victorian pub, its displays feature a small section on the ancient Royal forest during the English Civil War ...

Sympathetically restored to complement the pub on one side and the Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge on the other, the centre traces the history of the forest up to its protection for public enjoyment in the 19th century.

The small board on Charles I's perambulation of the forest.

The developers have done a good job, with the gallery at the rear giving great views over the old hunting ground of Chingford Plain. The newly-restored Butler's Retreat café (to the other side of the Hunting Lodge) is also worth popping in to after a visit.

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge (16th century), with The View to the left.

Epping Forest Gateway - The View

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