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Located in the county of Essex, Ongar is a small district that shares its borders with Epping Forest. Five towns, including Chipping Ongar, Greensted and Shelley, combine to form this parish. The entire area around Ongar is rural with a large part of the district being primarily residential. Ongar Castle and Greensted Church are major landmarks in the area as are the wide open spaces in Greensted Green, east of Toot Hill. St. Peter’s church is also a major landmark in Ongar.
Ongar has a number of executive suites that are owned or rented by companies such as graphic design firms, advertising agencies and website development companies. Ongar is the location of the head offices of Piggotts, the UK’s leading providers of flags, banners and marquees. There are also accountants, financial service providers, recruitment services, marketing consultants, engineering services, social media companies and interior decorators operating from Ongar.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Entertainment is varied in Ongar with a number of places like the Queen’s Theatre and The Yard offering a variety of options including stage production and live performance. Hackney Picturehouse is a major hub for film-buffs while the Vortex Jazz Club allows you to enjoy live music in a lively atmosphere. Dining in Ongar is a great way to sample global cuisine. There is Italian food at Zizzi while La Hacienda serves up flavoursome Mexican dishes. You will find delicious Spanish food at Orford Saloon, French cuisine at Provender, and exotic Thai food at the Green Dragon.
Trains provide an efficient means of travelling in and out of Ongar with Epping Ongar railway station being the direct link to the mainline railway network. Shenfield railway station is also within easy reach of Ongar. Epping tube station is the nearest link to the London Underground and is serviced from the Central Line, while a number of bus and taxi services also cater for commuters in the region.