Waltham Abbey-EXCERPT: 'In March 1540, Waltham became the last abbey to be closed down by Henry VIII. Interestingly, the abbey organist at the time was Thomas Tallis (c1505 - 1585) who is now considered the father of English cathedral music.'
Lee Valley Walking Route Waltham Abbey is absolutely steeped in history with most of it surrounding Waltham Abbey Church, which was a surviving Norman church from the abbey dissolved by King Henry VIII. There are plenty of highlights along this leisurely Essex walk which includes the Royal Gunpowder Mills, plenty of rural countryside walking routes and the popular Lee Valley Regional Park. http://www.walksandwalking.com/walks/walks-in-essex/lee-valley-walking-route/