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Romford is situated north east of the centre of London, located near Essex, it is part of Greater London, the proposed cross rail in 2019 looks further set to put Romford on the map when it comes to the housing and rental market. Close to Romford station there are modern flats available to rent, which provide to be very popular with commuters.

Romford attracts families and those looking for a cheaper alternative in comparison to Central London. Romford is a large area, it is one of the biggest entertainment, leisure and retail districts just outside Central London. Romford largely developed from Victorian times onwards, with the majority of the expansion taking place in the 1930’s.

Closer to the town centre there are Victorian cottages, the majority of homes in Romford tend to be 3-bedroom terraces or semi-detached homes. Romford also has plenty of bungalows, in Gidea Park there are Arts and Crafts style homes, this area is mainly a conservation area. Central Romford has many flats, nearby Gidea Park, Stapleford Abbotts and Havery-atte-Bower are the neighbouring villages and highly coveted

Standard of Living in Romford

Romford is set to undergo extensive development, already a main shopping centre the area looks to further expand. Home to one of the oldest and biggest markets in the UK, it began in the 13th C, there are over 150 stalls for three days a week on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The nightlife is lively, with in the region of 15,000 people heading to the nightclubs, bars and restaurants on offer of a weekend. Romford tends to attract young families; it is also popular with city commuters. The area remains very local, with many people staying here for long periods of time, with relatively good schools and close to the countryside that Essex has to offer; Romford has the allure of the best of both worlds.


Other Living necessities in Romford

Schools in the area are varied, the majority of Romford’s state schools achieved ‘good’ by Ofsted, four primary schools were deemed ‘outstanding,’ which include St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Warren Junior School, Broadford Primary School and St Bede’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School.

There are a number of private primary schools; these include Gidea Park College, Goodrington School and St Mary’s Hare Park Primary School and Nursery. Chadwell Heath Academy, a secondary school, achieved ‘outstanding’; Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls aged 11 to 18 achieved ‘good’.

Romford is home to several major shopping centres, Liberty Shopping Centre being the largest; you’ll find most chain stores available here. For open, green space there is Raphael Park, with a playground, lake and café and Cottons Park, home to a BMX and skateboard park. Romford has a number of libraries including Romford Central Library and Gidea Park Library.

Places to visit near Romford

Dagenham and Ilford neighbor Romford, also Hornchurch, Upminster and Noak Hill are nearby. Only a mere thirty minutes away is central London and all the attractions on offer there, including the West End and many tourist attractions. In Dagenham there is the Valence House Museum, which documents the areas local history.

The Queens Theatre is located in Hornchurch, a slice of the West End in Essex, for an evening of entertainment. Visit Upminster Windmill built in 1803 by a local farmer, it is a grade II listed building, once a smock mill it produced flour until 1910. Essex’s countryside is on the doorstep, with many parks and open spaces to enjoy.

Romford Council Tax

Romford is in the borough of Havering, the following site has information regarding up to date council tax bands for the area: