Chigwell is an old town that remains very rural and has a rich history. Charles Dickens once described Chigwell as “The greatest place in the world. Such a delicious old inn facing the church–such a lovely ride–such forest scenery–such an out-of-the-way rural place!” The inn, Ye Olde Kings Head, was built in 1547 and still stands today. Said to have been a favourite of ex-prime minister Sir Winston Churchill, the beautiful Grade I listed building has in recent times been bought by local resident Lord Alan Sugar, and converted into Turkish restaurant Sheesh.

Forming part of Essex’s glamourous “Golden Triangle”, Chigwell has been home to a lot of rich and famous people, including cast members from TOWIE. Residents regularly enjoy the sports clubs, boutiques, coffee shops, and high-end restaurants.

living in Chigwell


Both Chigwell and Grange Hill stations are in Travelcard Zone 4 and run a London Central Line service; Liverpool Street Station can be reached in just 35 minutes. Bus routes 167, 275, 667 and 677 provide access to Buckhurst Hill, Woodford, Loughton, Debden, Gants Hill and Walthamstow. The M11 is nearby, and links to the M25.



Properties in Chigwell have an ‘IG7’ postcode and are in either the London Borough of Redbridge or Epping Forest District Council.