Buckhurst Hill’s name derives from “Bucket Hill” originally meaning a hill covered with beech trees and it was once a hamlet in Epping Forest made up of a few scattered houses on the coaching route out of London. The coming of the railway in 1856 brought forest enclosure and the building of houses around the station numbering nearly six hundred by 1871. Whilst the architecture in the area, the library, shops and church of St John the Baptist reminds the visitor of a time gone by, the fashionable shops and café culture along Queen Street (where filming for The Only Way is Essex has taken place) are bang up to date and are at the forefront of a certain branch of Essex style.
Buckhurst Hill has always been closely connected with Chigwell, at times even a part of Chigwell, so why not combine a trip to Buckhurst Hill with a visit to its even older neighbour, or explore the beautiful countryside alongside the River Roding at the Roding Valley Meadows Nature Reserve.
Map & Directions
Public Transport Directions
Buckhurst Hill Station is on the Central Line.