Treasure Hunts

A mix of countryside and urban heritage.

Treasure Hunts in London are running a treasure hunt around Chingford, a suburb of London on the London/Essex border. This area, on the doorstep of Epping Forest, is in Zone 5 and can be easily reached by overground train from Liverpool Street station.

Starting at Chingford Station the afternoon combines a treasure hunt around the "urban" part of Chingford discovering the history of the area with a trip to the Epping Forrest countryside.

Chingford Treasure Hunt

The treasure hunt part of this adventure explores the urban part of Chingford.

The town of Chingford began as a scattered farming community comprising of three forest hamlets. The Church on the Green established the prominence of the Chingford Green hamlet in 1844.

During Victorian times nearby Walthamstow and Leyton experienced a surge in urbanisation, but Chingford remained an agricultural parish until the arrival of the Great Eastern Railway.

The treasure hunt will explore the urban area of Chingford, including the conservation area.

Players will also be able to visit some additional listed buildings on the edge of Epping Forrest, as well as spend time in “The View” where you can learn the story of Epping Forest.

After the hunt there will be the usual drinks and prize giving.

Chingford Treasure Hunt

Chingford Hunt