Originally a settlement on the main London to Colchester road, Gants Hill became a crossroads for travellers and the many East End day-trippers visiting Epping Forest.
Today, Gants Hill is a destination in its own right, boasting huge variety specialist independent shops and businesses, as well as a good selection of restaurants, takeaways, pubs and bars. Gants Hill is also home of the famous nightclub, Faces.
The beautiful Valentines Park flanks the town on the south side, and is home to lakes, tennis courts, and, of course, the famous Valentines Mansion providing the perfect opportunity to combine leisure activities with your shopping experience.
Gants Hill has grown talent over the years that include the sporting personalities of the boxer Nigel Benn, the athlete Tessa Sanderson, cricketer Nasser Hussein, the legendary England World Cup footballer Bobby Moore and the actress Louise Lombard.