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living in Romford

The town of Romford is situated just 14 miles from central London and is a vibrant community benefitting from a low crime rate, good schools and parks, a busy social scene and a bustling town centre.

Those who love to shop will be in their element in Romford, as the town is famous for having East London's largest and longest established market, dating back to Medieval times. The town is one of the UK's busiest shopping districts, with the two shopping centres, The Liberty and Liberty 2, which together providing 135 retail units. Nearby is the Lakeside Shopping Centre at Thurrock, where there are over 300 stores under one roof. 

Sports lovers are also well served by Romford’s considerable facilities including several health clubs, sports halls and leisure centres.  Romford has a bustling nightlife, boasting over 60 restaurants and cafés, numerous bars and nightclubs and a multi-screen cinema complex. 

People searching for flats to rent in Romford will find that the area has a real variety of properties. The centre of Romford has witnessed a number of new residential building projects, including at The Brewery and The Matrix, which have provided a number of desirable new flats to rent in Romford. As well as newly built properties, there are flats also available in converted Victorian terraces, Edwardian cottages, in purpose built blocks or above commercial properties.

transport in Romford

Romford is very well served by rail, and trains to and from London Liverpool Street are both fast and frequent, with up to five trains per hour at peak times and with a journey time of less than 30 minutes.

Night buses also run from central locations such Paddington. Road infrastructure is also good, with the A12 providing a direct link to the M25.

History and Culture - Romford

Romford was originally a sleepy Essex market town, however the establishment of significant transport infrastructure, including good road links and the opening of a train station in the late 1830’s saw the town rapidly expand and significantly develop. It has formed part of Greater London since 1965.

Romford now is one of the largest commercial and leisure regions outside central London. Of the many entertainment facilities the town has on offer, perhaps the most unique is Romford Greyhound Stadium, one of the few remaining dog racing tracks in London and something of a local institution. The town also houses a 16 screen multiplex cinema and Romford Ice Arena, home to the local Romford Raiders ice hockey team.