Guide to Property and Amenities in Romford

If you are looking for a property to rent that gives you easy access to the centre of London, but without the central London prices, then you could …

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If you are looking for a property to rent that gives you easy access to the centre of London, but without the central London prices, then you could consider Romford – thousands of prospective buyers travel to Romford to check out the range of properties on offer and discover the different amenities and facilities that this suburban town has to offer. Here is a quick guide to Romford for renters and buyers.

Where is Romford?
 
Romford is located in northeast London. It is approximately 14 miles from central London and was originally a large market town before it became part of the suburbs of the capital. When the suburbs of London expanded in the early 20th century, Romford greatly increased in population and is now one of the urban centres of the northern London area. Romford town centre is largely confined to a ring of roads including Mercury Gardens, Waterloo Road, Oldchurch Road, and St Edwards Way. Romford has a largely pedestrianized town centre.
 
Romford Economy and Facilities 
 
Romford has a large catchment area and is an economically important region of Greater London. Retail space is growing and employment in the town is largely split into retail, office work, hospitality, public sector, and arts and entertainment. The night-time economy in Romford is as important, if not more so, than the day-time economy, and hundreds of bars, restaurants and clubs offer entertainment for people in the town looking for a night out. In the daytime and evening, Romford offers leisure centres and swimming pools, restaurants and cafes, chain stores and independent shops, multiplex cinemas, and also the Brookside Theatre. In the surrounding area, Hornchurch has a thriving arts scene with a theatre showing modern productions and Christmas classics. Hornchurch also has some large country parks and historic gardens that attract people looking for a bit of peace and quiet.
 
Property in Romford

 
Flats to rent in Romford range from small flats in converted houses, suitable for couples, to larger purpose-built apartments in modern apartment blocks. When you are looking for property to rent, make sure that you consider the entire range of Romford and its surroundings – good value property is often found in the area outside of the immediate town centre. Romford has a range of mid-priced and high-priced homes for sale. Choose from detached family homes to smaller Victorian terraced properties. Flats are also available to buy in the town centre with easy access to the rail stations, and on the outskirts of the town in purpose-built blocks.
 
Romford Transport Links 
 
Romford railway station serves London Liverpool Street, making the town a convenient place to live for people working in the city. There are also a number of bus lines linking Romford with towns in the region and the centre of London. Road links are also good, with connections to Essex towns and villages as well as to the main motorways surrounding London and linking the capital with the rest of the country.

 

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