Waltham Abbey Directory

Waltham Abbey is a market town of about 20,400 people in the south west of the county of Essex, in the East of England region. It is about 24 km north of London on the Greenwich Meridian and lies between the River Lea in the west and Epping Forest in the east. It takes its name from The Abbey Church of Waltham Holy Cross, which was prominent in the early history of the town. The ancient parish covering Waltham Abbey was known as Waltham Holy Cross.

The nearest railway station is in the town of Waltham Cross, accessible from Liverpool Street Station in London. The nearest underground station is at Loughton on the Central Line, with which there are bus connections.