The location of Chingford is 10 miles northeast of Charing Cross and this is also a district of London Borough of Waltham Forest. The district gained the status of being an urban district in 1894. The core of the Municipal Borough of Chingford was formed with this district between 1938 and 1965. The Epping Forest is located to the north of this district and the forest has an important role to play in increasing the beauty of this district.