The attractive 16th century timber framed Queen Elizabeth`s Hunting Lodge, now houses a small museum devoted to the forest.
The William Girling Reservoir, beside the River Lea, was constructed in 1951.
Nearby is Gilwell Lodge, well known to Boy Scouts.
Conservative Members of Parliament for Chingford have included Norman Tebbitt and Ian Duncan Smith.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Chingford for groups.