About Romford and Havering

The London Borough of Havering is a London borough in east London and forms part of Outer London. The borough is mainly characterised by suburban development with large areas of protected open space.

The principal town in Havering is Romford and the other main communities are Hornchurch, Upminster and Rainham. Romford was part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century. It significantly expanded and increased in population, becoming a municipal borough in 1937 and has formed part of Greater London since 1965. It now forms one of the largest commercial, retail, entertainment and leisure districts outside central London.

Romford has excellent transport links to London, via Stratford and will be on the new CrossRail link when it opens. It is 10 minutes from the M25 giving easy access to all London Airports. The Essex countryside and coastline are within 1 hour’s drive of the town.