Buckhurst Hill is part of the Epping Forest district of Essex, bordering Greater London and has a lovely village feel. It is served by two Central Line stations – Buckhurst Hill in zone 5 and Roding Valley slightly further to the south in zone 4. There are also several bus routes serving local towns and travelling towards London.

The main retail area of Buckhurst Hill is Queens Road, a one-way road with a wide choice of boutique shops, jewellers, a dance and fitness studio and plenty of coffee bars and restaurants as well as a large Waitrose.

There are a wide variety of public houses in the area, most notably the Three Colts with its stripped floors and exposed beams and The Monkham’s, a convivial tavern providing sports on TV and outside seating who both provide food as well as the standard ales and spirits. There’s also the Toby Carvery for a good old Roast Dinner.


– Buckhurst Hill Community Primary School Lower Queens Road IG9 6DS
– St John’s Church of England Primary School High Road IG9 5RX
– Daiglen Independent School 68, Palmerston Road IG9 5LG
– Loyola Independent Catholic School 103, Palmerston Road IG9 5NH
– Braeside Independent Preparatory School 130, High Road IG9 5SD


– Loughton Rugby Union Football Club has its clubhouse and pitches on Hornbeam Rd at the south of the town.
– Buckhurst Hill Football Club is on Roding Lane at the east of the town.
– Buckhurst Hill Cricket Club is also on Roding Lane.