The View

The View, London: Address, Phone Number, The View Reviews: 5/5

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The View is the perfect place to start a day out in the Forest, with maps, helpful staff, frequent events, and two waymarked trails starting at the back door! While you're there, you can learn the story of Epping Forest through our interactive displays, check out our regular art and history exhibitions. The View is designed to welcome all visitors. The building isfully wheelchair accessibleand other features include: Hearing loop Sensor-operated front glass doors Lift to the first floor Unisex accessible toilet Large print versions of displays Front of house staff members who are happy to help The View tells the story of Epping Forest through fun, interactive exhibitions on wildlife, the history of the Forest, and its role in the community. Our exhibition space hosts a range of art collections and historical interpretation all year round, which take the Forest as their main theme. Finally, don't miss out on the spectacular view over Epping Forest from our famous balcony, which gave The View its name!
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JohnJames
Brighton, UK2 contributions
Couples
Lovely little visit to the view after having a nice meal in the Brewers Fayre next door. This is a great little spot for anyone, families with children or couples out on a forest walk. Nice historic find for anyone interested in the history of the glorious Epping Forest!
Written October 28, 2019
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Phil B
Biggleswade, UK227 contributions
Couples
We were walking from Chingford to Epping, and we wanted to buy some cards of the forest, which we were able to get here.

There were also many interesting displays and items to stimulate, in particular, younger minds.

Thoroughly recommended if you want to know more about Epping Forest.
Written September 2, 2018
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Wendy W
Canvey, null, United Kingdom44 contributions
Friends
An interesting place to visit for families if you are in the area for walks or meals at The Royal Forest. Free entry. Donations. Nice gift shop, with pocket-money things to buy.
Written September 24, 2017
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Susan H
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Family
An attractive gallery and information centre about Epping Forest, suitable for all ages. Gives a good picture of the natural history of the forest, as well as the historical background e.g. links with the City of London, some local famous people like T E Lawrence, old laws connected with the area. Interesting for children, with things for them to find, listen to, colour, plus many beautiful photos, handles to turn etc. Usually an interesting art exhibition on the first floor and regular activities in the forest arranged by the Forest Rangers, especially during school holidays. Excellent small shop selling crafts, maps, wooden toys, pencils, cards, books etc. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable, nothing too much trouble. Great for school groups, with a good lunch-room/classroom.
Written June 14, 2017
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iantw1953
London, UK8 contributions
Family
Part of Epping forest it is a good place to start walks and hikes from. Always have clothing suitable for the weather
Written February 19, 2017
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