The current station is a Grade II listed building due to its notable architectural importance and designed by John Murray Easton in 1940.
Near to the station is the ancient Epping Forest – the largest public open space in London at almost 6,000 acres, featuring woodland, lakes, rivers, wildlife, guided walks, open-air theatre performances, live music, exhibitions and events.
Epping Forest has inspired many writers including William Shakespeare, who wrote A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the marriage of Sir Thomas Heneage, Vice-Chamberlain of the Royal Household to the Countess of Southampton, who lived in Loughton.
The town of Loughton has been featured in TV programmes Essex Wives and The Only Way is Essex. It is also home to The National Jazz Archive, based in Loughton Library.
Artworks are currently installed at the following stations