Epping is a town that is positioned next to Epping Forest in the county of Essex. Surrounded by farmland and forest, Epping has a distinct rural ambience that contrasts with the vibrant atmosphere of the market that originated in the 13th century and still takes place every week. The town has been home to a number of popular personalities including Nick Berry, James Buckley, Alan Davies, Glenn Hoddle, Rod Stewart and Ben Shephard among others. The church of St. John the Baptist is a major landmark in the area while Epping Forest and Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge are right on the doorstep.
This is a rural town but still has serviced offices and retail spaces that are occupied by various businesses and professionals. This includes beauticians, doctors, healthcare practitioners, electricians and plumbers, builders, painters, website development companies and design firms. Avidity IP and Newsquest Media group both have offices in Epping.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Epping is close to a number of major entertainment venues such as the O2 Arena, Sugarhouse Studios and Hackney Empire, each offering a variety of options in live music, the performing arts and theatre. There are numerous live jazz performances at The Vortex Jazz Club while Phoenix Cinema is the place to catch the latest blockbusters. There are a several popular eateries in and around Epping, each offering a wide variety of cuisines including Indian food at Jaipur or Italian cuisine at Morello Ristorante. There is a variety of international cuisine on offer at Hadley House while La Hacienda brings a taste of Mexico to Epping.
The town has a large number of bus routes that connect it to nearby towns. Epping tube station is the last station on the Central Line of the London Underground, while Roydon, Harlow and Chinford railway stations offer connectivity to main line services. You will find an abundance of taxis or if you prefer to drive there are convenient road links in the area.