Last updated: 11 March 2024

Next review: 11 March 2025

This hidden gem in Chingford sits at the top of Friday Hill and is accessed via Kings Road, E4. For such a small site, it offers a great range of wildlife habitats, including meadows, scrub and a pond.

In 2015, the reserve was given funding to create a large, colourful wildflower meadow. This has since flourished. There is also a small pond by the railway, and the area attracts a variety of butterflies, dragonflies and dragonflies. Birds include song thrush, blackcap, chiffchaff and blue tit. 

There is also a historic dovecote, which used to house doves, pigeons, and other small birds. The reserve is on the former land of the C16th Pimps Hall, gardens and farm - hence its name.

Find out more on the Friends of Pimp Hall website