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Becontree

A locals' guide to Becontree

"Many people don't realise it's only a quick train ride into central London from Barking Station!"

Natalie Mills

"Barking has a lot to offer - shops, schools and river walks...and with a massive regeneration programme already under way, its future is very bright..."

Joshua Mugume

"Investment from the Mayor's Out of London fund has made a marked difference with new public spaces and community projects..."

Joshua Mugume

What is your favourite place?

Where do Becontree locals go?

The Larder

Great Coffee and Cake - It has only just opened!

Golden Fleece

A hidden gem in Forest Gate Village overlooking Wanstead Flats, this pub has recently undergone a full refurbishment and has a huge beer garden at the rear.

Panda's Kitchen

Chinese takeaway if you're in between the Forest Gate and Upton Park Area. All fresh ingredients, amazing portions and cooked with loads of colour and flavour!

Dynamix Health Club

The perfect place to go to relieve stress after work. It has an amazing free weights room and a cafe serving healthy juices and shakes made from a choice of protein brands.

Vijay's Chawalla

A down to earth vegetarian Indian restaurant, with tasty, inexpensive, healthy and authentic food.

London Fish Bazaar

This excellent fish shop buys in their fish from Billingsgate Market. They cater for a variety of cultures, with a range of exotic fish.

Ambala

A fantastic Asian confectionary shop selling both sweet and savoury treats on Green Street, close to Upton Park Underground Station.

Wanstead Park

Home to a variety of wildlife, Wanstead Park and its pond are fantastic on a lazy Sunday; take a stroll and feed the ducks and geese.

Pie Republic

Great traditional pie and mash.

Corner Kitchen

Fantastic family orientated cafe serving unique stone baked pizzas, homemade cakes and featuring a basement playground with dedicated activities throughout the week for under 5's. Great place to take babies and toddlers.

Compôtes

This cafe next to Wanstead Park Station makes a great cappuccino!

Wanstead Flats

A fantastic green open space situated between Forest Gate, Manor Park and Aldersbrook.

Run or Dye

The most fun you can have with a pair of trainers, never mind the mad dashing through colour stations where you're attacked with sachets of dye. There's also a music festival of colour! Run or Dye takes place not only in London, but all around the country and world.

ExCel Centre

There are exhibitions held here all the time - most recently ComicCon. It was also the venue for many of the events during the 2012 Olympics.

Sunborn Yacht Hotel

A little known gem, the Sunborn is a fully functioning hotel held on a yacht next to the ExCel centre. You can go here just for the bar, as well as the half price buffet breakfast at the weekend too!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Longbridge, Thames, Eastbury, Goodmayes, Barking, Loxford, Clementswood, Seven Kings, Ilford and Newbury

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"The only complete skull of a mammoth to be discovered in the UK was unearthed in 1860 on Ilford's High Road."

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Child-friendly activities near Becontree

Multi-Sport Holiday Club-Dorothy Barley Academy

Dorothy Barley Academy
Inspire to Engage is Premier Sport's brand new holiday course initiative. Your children will keep busy and active with a huge variety of activities and sports for them to enjoy during the school holiday. The fun environment on our holiday courses means they mix with loads of children of their own age, get active and most importantly have fun. The scheme is not avaliable on Good Friday and the Easter Bank Holiday on Monday 6th April. Website

Messy Morning

Claude Ramsey Library
This is a chance to: have fun through messy play, be able to explore different textures and materials, and enable parents to meet other parents/carers with children the same age. This is a drop in session so no booking is required. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting a bit messy. Website

Story Time

Claude Ramsey Library
Children's stories read aloud - free to attend. Website

NCT Bumps & Babies Group

Mumspace upstairs at Mothercare
We are very pleased to be starting up a new Bumps & Babies group every Tuesday from 1st October 2013 9.30am - 11.30am. This is being held in the newly refurbished Mothercare in Romford opposite Queens Hospital. There is a new 'Mumspace' facility where we will be meeting and there is even a lovely big Costa in store so you can grab a cuppa to bring up with you. Everyone is welcome no need to be a member. Expectant parents new parents second third or fourth time parents! Come along for a chat. Website
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