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Buckhurst Hill Area Info

Buckhurst Hill Area Info

Buckhurst Hill is part of the Epping Forest district of Essex, bordering Greater London. Because of its location it is considered to be a part of the Greater London metropolitan urban area.

Buckhurst hill is served by two stations – Buckhurst Hill in zone 5 and Roding Valley slightly further to the south in zone 4. House prices in Buckhurst Hill have risen steadily in line with national trends but according to the Land Registry the average house price is around 4% below the London average at £546,319 compared to £570,319.

The main retail area of Buckhurst Hill - Queens Road - is small but perfectly formed with a choice of boutique outlets, jewellers, a dance and fitness studio and plenty of coffee bars and eateries. There’s even kerbside parking bays here so you don’t have to carry your purchases too far, and when it comes to the “Big Shop” Waitrose is on your doorstep.

Things To Do In Buckhurst Hill

Down by the station is the imaginatively named Railway Tavern. A child friendly establishment offering regular entertainment, a respectable array of food platters and grills, a large beer garden.

Away from Queens Road is the Bald-Faced Stag Toby carvery, a safe bet for a carvery roast dinner, lunch – or even a hearty breakfast.

There’s a wide choice of restaurants on offer along Queens Road with Indian, Chinese and Italian all represented here. The flagship branch of The Coriander Indian restaurant chain opened here in 2000 and is located around the corner from Queens Road on Victoria Road offering a wide selection of Northern Indian and Bangladeshi dishes.

The Buckhurst Hill Community Association on Westbury Road is a thriving self-supporting independent institution which offers a variety of workshops and courses including life classes, photography, gardening, sculpture, silk screen printing and much more.

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History of Buckhurst Hill

Buckhurst Hill was originally no more than a few houses lining the road between Woodford and Loughton. Originally known as Bucket Hill which means a hill covered in beech trees, the name morphed into Buckhurst Hill around 1135. One of Buckhurst Hill’s most famous visitors was Henry VIII who regularly stayed at the Langford hunting lodge at Buckhurst Hill with Anne Boleyn.

Throughout the 19th century, development of Buckhurst Hill increased swiftly following the building of the Epping New Road in 1834 and the railway extension to Buckhurst Hill shortly afterwards in 1856. The building of brand new housing brought many middle-class families into the area who then lived locally but travelled into London to work. Amenities like hospitals and schools quickly followed, and a growing community was formed. St Stephen’s church was built in 1876 and by 1895 Buckhurst Hill became an urban district in its own right.

Queens Road became the focal point for retail outlets with a library and post office now housed in what was Buckhurst Hill Hall, previously a community centre, entertainment and meeting hall.

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