Local Area around Honey Lane Care Home

There are many reasons why you may consider making Honey Lane your chosen care home, and the surrounding local area is sure to play a key part in this important decision. Here we have included helpful information about Essex, the local area, and the towns and villages that surround Honey Lane to showcase the wealth of local attractions and things to do in this area.

Honey Lane Care Home is located in Waltham Abbey, Essex, and welcomes residents from many other surrounding areas including:


Cheshunt is in Hertfordshire and is part of the London commuter belt. Just 12 miles from London, it is one of the closest parts of Hertfordshire to Central London. Cheshunt lies on the Hertfordshire border with Essex, making it an ideal choice for those looking for an Essex-based Care Home.

A day out in Cheshunt wouldn’t be complete without a spot of shopping. The town is home to the largest Marks & Spencer in Hertfordshire, and there is also a popular shopping centre. For a more active day out, there are plenty of nice walks to take around the River Lee and Lee Valley in the country park.

Driving to Waltham Abbey from Cheshunt should take around 13 minutes depending on the traffic. Leave Cheshunt and join the London Orbital Motorway, taking exit 26 to Waltham Abbey. Continue onto Honey Lane.


Chingford is a suburban district in East London. Bordering Essex, Chingford is only 16 miles from Honey Lane Care Home, meaning that it is an easily accessible choice if you are looking for respite care near Chingford.

Chingford is in the heart of the beautiful Epping Forest, a lovely place for a day out if you are visiting a loved one in Honey Lane Care Home. Take a walk through the grasslands, or the pretty woods and around Connaught Water. For a break, stop at Butler’s Retreat for a tasty lunch.

To get to Honey Lane Care Home from Chingford: Head south towards Station Road (A1069) and continue on this road until you can join Epping New Road (A104), head to Waltham Abbey and the A121. Turn left onto Honey Lane and you will see Honey Lane Care Home.


Enfield is a London borough straddling North and East London. Enfield is a largely residential area and there are lots of local activities including a cinema and a handful of shopping centres.

Enfield is around 7 miles from Honey Lane Care Home, and thanks to the M25, the journey takes less than 20 minutes, making it an ideal choice for those depending on day care near Enfield.

To get to Honey Lane Care Home from Enfield: Follow Southbury Road (A1110) onto Great Cambridge Road (A10). Continue on the A10 until you join the London Orbital Motorway (M25). Take exit 26 onto Waltham Abbey and Honey Lane.


Epping is a pretty market town in Essex. Epping manages to retain its rural charm whilst also being served by the London Underground, giving the town an unusual mix of history and modernity. Epping Forest, a beautiful natural environment, is close by and a lovely place for a day out. Epping is also the start of the ‘Essex Way’, and walking part of the long distance trail is a nice day out for those residing at Honey Lane.

Epping is just under 5 miles from Honey Lane Care Home and the drive takes around 13 minutes, however the journey on public transport takes around 40 minutes via the Central Line and the number 66 bus. To get to our Care Home from Epping: leave Epping via the B1393 and follow this road for 2.6 miles. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto the A121, follow this road for just over a mile, and at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Honey Lane.


Harlow lies on the Essex and Hertfordshire border. It is a relatively new town but has much culture, and plenty of things to do. Harlow is around 9 miles from Honey Lane Care Home, and the drive takes around 20 minutes.

Harlow has a town park, a handful of different theatres and art galleries, and a collection of places of historic interest. A nice day out in Harlow is to follow the Harlow Sculpture Trail; a collection of nationally significant sculptures are placed around the town, in the squares, public buildings and precincts.

To get to Honey Lane Care Home from Harlow: take Harberts Rd onto Third Avenue, then onto Katherine’s Way and Water Lane onto Common Road (in Roydon). From here, take Nazeing Common onto Waltham Road (in Nazeing). From Waltham Road, dive to Waltham Abbey, turning right onto Honey Lane.


Loughton is just over 3 miles from Waltham Abbey, a very easy distance from Honey Lane Care Home for either day care or dementia care.

Loughton has a very strong affiliation with the arts; it is home to the East 15 Acting School, and many amateur drama performances are held at Lopping Hall. Classical music is also a large part of Loughton’s history, dating back to the 19th century when regular concerts were held and continue today. Other thriving arts and their associations are visual arts, opera, cinema, literature, and dance.

Getting to Honey Lane Care Home from Loughton by car should only take around 8 minutes. Follow these directions from Google Maps.

Potters Bar

Potters Bar is in Hertfordshire around 10 miles from Waltham Abbey. Thanks to the M25, the journey by car only takes around 13 minutes. Potters Bar is an active commuter town and has plenty of good restaurants and pubs, as well as a popular theatre providing entertainment all year round.

To get to Honey Lane Care Home from Potters Bar follow the directions taken from Google Maps.

Theydon Bois

Theydon Bois is a large village to the North East of London, in the Epping Forest area of Essex. The pretty village is at the edge of Epping Forest and bordered by farmland, and has won ‘Best Kept Village’ three times in recent years. Theydon Bois is served by the London Underground on the Central Line but still maintains a countryside charm.

To get to Honey Lane Care Home from Theydon Bois: leave Theydon Bois via the B172. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A121. At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Honey Lane.

Waltham Cross

Waltham Cross is just 3.2 miles from Waltham Abbey, a very easy distance for those looking for a care home in the local area. Waltham Cross is Hertfordshire’s most south-easterly town, very close to the border with Greater London.

The drive should take around 12 minutes from Waltham Cross to Honey Lane Care Home. Follow the A1010, then drive onto the A121, following this until it becomes the B194 and Honey Lane. On Honey Lane, turn left to reach our Care Home.