History and Culture -
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.