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Virgin Active, Repton Park

Virgin Active, Repton Park

Not somewhere accessible to every local, but worth a mention all the same. The pool here is set within a converted church and is one of the most relaxing places to come and reflect upon your day...or just reflect on life.

Sheesh

Sheesh

Great Middle Eastern-style food, stunning venue and a fantastic atmosphere. Will certainly be going back! You can spend your whole evening here, as there's a cocktail bar with live music for pre or post-dinner drinks.

Boathouse Cafe

Boathouse Cafe

Cafe and bar close to the river

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 Red Lion

The Red Lion

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

The Larder

The Larder

Great Coffee and Cake - It has only just opened!

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!

Wanstead Flats

Wanstead Flats

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

Tromso E7

Tromso E7

Amazing coffee and breakfast! Really cute ambiance.

Wanstead Farmers' Market

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.

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.

Ambala

Ambala

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

Vijay's Chawalla

Vijay's Chawalla

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

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 Goodmayes, Becontree, Rainham, Seven Kings, Longbridge, Newbury, Hainault, Fairlop and Barkingside

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

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...

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What locals say about Romford

  1. I like Romford because Firstly, my work place, Queens hospital is here Secondly,beautiful area with good parks, schools & shopping centers Last but not the least people here are lively & friendly.

  2. Great transport options into London but not far from some fantastic country parks, best of both worlds

  3. Romford is near enough to the centre of the City for some action, yet close enough to the Essex countryside for peace with contentment!

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About Romford

A large East London town, Romford has the feel of a bustling market town during the day, but there’s much more to it. Romford is 14.1 miles (22.7 km) northeast of Charing Cross and was identified as one of the major metropolitan centres in the London Plan. The transport links are superb. As a major metropolitan centre there are plenty shops, supermarkets, and shopping centres, restaurants, cafes, pubs, and bars. You’ll also find gyms, leisure centres, sports clubs and other recreational facilities, theatres, art galleries, and museums. There are 39 schools and the town’s close to several beautiful country parks.

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