Woodford Green is part of the suburb of Woodford in East London, England. Historically part of Essex, it was absorbed into Greater London in 1965 and today lies mainly within the London Borough of Redbridge, with a small part in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Woodford Green adjoins South Woodford to the south, Woodford Bridge to the east, Buckhurst Hill to the north and Highams Park to the west.


Woodford Green is part of the parliamentary constituency of Chingford and Woodford Green, represented by Iain Duncan Smith, leader of the Conservative Party from 2001 to 2003. He was Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from 2010 to 2016. Duncan Smith is a successor of Sir Winston Churchill, who was also MP for this area and is commemorated by a statue on Woodford Green erected in 1959.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Clement Attlee, later Labour Prime Minister from 1945 to 1951, had a residence in Woodford Green, the seat of his political adversary, Winston Churchill. A blue plaque to that effect resides on Attlee's former house in Monkhams Avenue.

Sylvia Pankhurst lived in Woodford Green from 1924 to 1956, originally in the High Road, and from 1933 in Charteris Road.[1] In 1935, Pankhurst commissioned and dedicated a memorial in Woodford High Road to the victims of Italian aerial bombing in Ethiopia, known as the Anti-Air War Memorial.[2]

Sports teams


Woodford Green Cricket Club was founded in 1735 and is the oldest cricket club in the world that still plays on the original ground[citation needed] alongside the High Road. The club has teams for all age groups with the senior teams playing in the Shepherd Neame Essex League.


Woodford Green with Essex Ladies is one of the leading British athletics clubs and is based at Ashton Fields. The club topped Division 1 of the British Athletics League for the first time in 2005.[citation needed]

Outdoor fitness

Woodford Green is surrounded by forests, lakes, country parks and open spaces. This help make Woodford Green a great place to enjoy various outdoor fitness activities. There are 10,704 running trails (as of 14/Oct/15); 5,952 cycling trails, 3,453 walking trails and 42 hiking trails.


Primary schools

Secondary schools

Special needs schools

  • Hatton School

Notable people

Winston Churchill was MP for Woodford, and is commemorated by a statue on Woodford Green.

Transport and locale

Roads and buses

The A104 runs through Woodford Green and forms its High Street while Chigwell Road, the A113, runs along the east side with Broadmead Road connecting the two. Woodford Green is served by Woodford tube station.

Various London Buses routes also connect Woodford Green with nearby major towns:

Route Number Route Serving in Woodford Green Operator
20 Walthamstow Central station National Rail London Underground to Debden tube station London Underground via Whipps Cross, Loughton Woodford New Road, High Road (The Green) Go-Ahead London
179 Chingford Station National Rail to Ilford High Road via South Woodford Whitehall Road, High Road (The Green), High Road Woodford Green Stagecoach London
275 St James Street railway station National Rail to Barkingside Tesco via Highams Park, Woodford Chingford Lane, Broadmead Road, Woodford Station Stagecoach London
397 South Chingford Sainsbury's to Debden Broadway London Underground via Chingford, Loughton Whitehall Road CT Plus
W13 Woodford Wells Horse & Well to Leytonstone station London Underground via Wanstead High Road (The Green), High Road Woodford Green CT Plus (See route N55 for a night service)
N55 Night Bus Woodford Wells Horse & Well to Oxford Circus London Underground via Leytonstone High Road (The Green), High Road Woodford Green Stagecoach London
Nearest places

The nearest London Underground stations are Woodford, South Woodford and Roding Valley on the Central line.


  1. ^ "Sylvia Pankhurst in Woodford". The Sylvia Pankhurst Festival. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Wright, Patrick (7 April 2003). "The stone bomb". Open Democracy. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Joe Curtis (31 August 2011). "WOODFORD GREEN: Rearrest of 'former News of the World managing editor'". Epping Forest Guardian. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
Retrieved from "