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A well established town with shopping at its core

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Golden Fleece

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.

The Larder

The Larder

Great Coffee and Cake - It has only just opened!

Boathouse Cafe

Boathouse Cafe

Cafe and bar close to the river

Wanstead Park

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.

Panda's Kitchen

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!

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

Great pub, sourdough pizza and family friendly. Also makes a great cocktail and has a large and lovely garden.

Tromso E7

Tromso E7

Amazing coffee and breakfast! Really cute ambiance.

Wanstead Flats

Wanstead Flats

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

London Fish Bazaar

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.

Compôtes

Compôtes

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

Ambala

Ambala

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

Corner Kitchen

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.

Vijay's Chawalla

Vijay's Chawalla

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

Pie Republic

Pie Republic

Great traditional pie and mash.

Dynamix Health Club

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.

Why not explore the nearby areas of Clementswood, Valentines, Loxford, Seven Kings, Cranbrook, Manor Park, Longbridge, Newbury and Goodmayes

"Beckton Sewage Works treats on average 450 Olympic sized swimming pools worth of sewage every day!"

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

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What locals say about Ilford

  1. Really quick commute to work. Lots of shops and fresh food, so cost of living is low

  2. Excellent housing stock. Fantastic schools and education. Good transport links with access to National rail / Cross-rail, Central and District lines. Great parks. A true hidden gem that's showing signs of change.

About Ilford

Ilford is a large East London town that’s one of the city’s most affordable areas. Rich in history, art, and culture, the town offers a great quality of life in a welcoming, diverse community. Ilford is located 9.1 miles (14.6 km) east of Charing Cross and has good transport links. There’s a fine variety of high street shops, independent shops, and local markets as well as shopping centres, restaurants, and pubs. One of Europe’s largest malls, Westfield Stratford, is 12 minutes away via TFL Rail. You’ll also find an excellent library and museum, the Kenneth More Theatre, and a variety of sports clubs and other facilities.

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