Waltham Abbey is located in the county of Essex 15 miles north east of Central London between the River Lea and Hertfordshire to the East and the sprawling Epping Forest to the west. It takes its name
from the Abbey church of Waltham Holy Cross, an ancient monument lasting from the town's early history. The area has a dynamic local economy and housing market. Waltham Abbey attracts a multitude of visitors every year for its beautiful market town and close proximity to Epping Forest, which offers rambling walks, cycling routes and other enticing activities for all ages. The area contains a distinct mixture of architectural styles with Tudor, Georgian Victorian era buildings nestled together.
The town boasts a wide variety of restaurants and cafes offering cuisine from all over the world. For beverages there are three wonderful 16th century pubs in the main square, indeed Waltham Abbey once held a Guinness World Record for the most pubs per square mile so residents and visitors are undoubtedly spoilt for choice when it comes to enjoying an evening out. With an exceptional variety of independent shops, Waltham Abbey also offers endless hours of perusing through all the wonderful odds and ends on offer.
For those looking for peace and quiet, the Abbey Gardens provide the ideal spot for a touch of serenity, or take a wonder around the Dragonfly Sanctuary and Tree Park in Cornmill Meadows. With up to 21 different species, this sanctuary is one of the best places in the UK to view the enchanting flight of the dragonfly.
This beautiful, historic market town, situated amidst the serene countryside of Essex and the impressive sprawling Epping Forest is only a short train journey away from central London, offering residents to have the best of both worlds. A short journey will bring you to the London Underground's central line and British Rail Station, while the M25 motorway is conveniently located too. With an excellent selection of schools and a bustling local economy offering a variety of produce, dining out and activities to interest everyone, Waltham Abbey provides the opportunity of peaceful surroundings paired with the vitality of town life and indeed London at your fingertips.