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Ilford

A well established town with shopping at its core

"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 Ilford locals go?

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.

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

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!

Wanstead Flats

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

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

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

Ambala

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

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

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

Red Door Studios

It is a lovely, cosy art gallery-cum-cafe space, with loads of activities on offer.

Pie Republic

Great traditional pie and mash.

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.

Wanstead Farmers' Market

Great locally produced food. Look out for TTaste street food serving freshly made gyoza (Chinese dumplings) served with TTaste homemade chilli oil.

North Star

Situated in Leytonstone Village near Bushwood, this pub has a food menu with a Thai twist and a beer garden out the back.

Little Saigon

Funky vibe, Shoreditch-y look with in house tuk tuk. Serves excellent soft shell crab and the noodles are fabulous.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Manor Park, Barking, Aldersbrook, Plashet, Forest Gate, Upton Park, Wanstead, Upton, Plaistow and Leytonstone

What do you love about Ilford?

Why do you find Ilford a great place to live?

R.S.

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

February 2015

Tyrone

"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."

December 2014

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