Redbridge Redbridge is a diverse borough with lush green spaces, sports facilities and bustling shopping centres. Though only seven miles from central London, it has a distinctly countryside feel with ancient Epping Forest falling within its boundaries. This 6000-acre wood boasts riverside trails, nature conservation areas, a watersports lake, two country parks and a number of other visitor attractions. Redbridge is a family-orientated borough with loads of sports pitches and children's play areas. Arts and entertainments programmes are wide-ranging, including an annual Redbridge Show, dance and literature festivals, exhibitions, concerts and tea dances.