©

Epping trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Epping

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Essex  /  Epping
Epping is a market town and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of the County of Essex, England. It is located 3mi northeast of Loughton, 5mi south of Harlow and 11mi northwest of Brentwood.Although it is the terminus for London Underground's Central Line, the town retains some elements of rurality, being surrounded by Epping Forest and working farmland. Epping has many very old buildings, some of which are Grade I and II listed buildings. The town also retains its weekly market which is held every Monday and dates back to 1253. In 2001 the parish had a population of 11,047 although this has increased marginally since then to 11,461 at the 2011 CensusEpping has been twinned with the German town of Eppingen in north-west Baden-Württemberg since 1981. Although the once-famous Epping Butter, which was highly sought after in the 18th and 19th centuries, is no longer made, the well-known Epping sausages are still manufactured by Church's Butchers who have been trading on the same site since 1888.History"Epinga", a small community of a few scattered farms and a chapel on the edge of the forest, is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. However, the settlement referred to is known today as Epping Upland. It is not known for certain when the present-day Epping was first settled. By the mid-12th century a settlement known as Epping Heath (later named Epping Street), had developed south of Epping Upland as a result of vigorous clearing of the forest for cultivation. In 1253 King Henry III conveyed the right to hold a weekly market in Epping Street which helped to establish the town as a centre of trade and has continued to the present day (the sale of cattle in the High Street continued until 1961).
Make the most of your holiday in Epping by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our United Kingdom trip planner .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Epping

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Epping

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Essex

5 days in Braintree BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Rayleigh BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Saffron Walden BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Colchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Colchester BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Great Notley BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Southend-on-Sea BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Southend-on-Sea BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Thurrock BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Thurrock BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Basildon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Saffron Walden BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans