Redbridge Borough Guide

Your All In London guide to Redbridge

Lying on the north-easterly edge of Greater London, Redbridge is sometimes known as the "leafy" suburb, and as such enjoys one of the best living environments in the capital. The Borough stretches from Ilford and Seven Kings in the south, through Newbury Park and Barkingside, to Woodford Green, Woodford Bridge and Hainault in the north. Its population is very diverse with 40% of people coming from ethnic minority backgrounds, and is also relatively young with over one fifth of the population below the age of 16.

Lying just 7 miles from central London, Ilford can be reached in just 18 minutes from Liverpool Street Station. Several Redbridge stations are due to converted to Crossrail stations over the coming months as the area gears up for its connection to the latest London rail line. This is likely to bring associated investment and regeneration as well as upward pressures on housing around those areas. A family-orientated borough at heart, Redbridge has much to offer to its many residents and visitors by way of parks, arts, sports and shopping.

Must see attractions in Redbridge

The Exchange Centre

112 High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1BY
Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Emerson Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4XA
Gurdwara Karamsar Temple

400 High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1TW

Regions & Neighbourhoods in Redbridge

Seven Kings
Although the railway arrived in the 1830s, Seven Kings didn’t start to develop as an area until the early 20th century. It was part of Essex until 1965, when it became part of Greater London. The ar...
Barkingside is the sort of outer London district that attracts former residents of the East End who have made a bit of cash and are seeking to be closer to the countryside, something which is illustra...
Chadwell Heath
The fact that Chadwell Heath is located near Romford, in the borough of Barking and Dagenham means it gets a fair bit of slack from those who like to make jokes about Essex; a lesser known fact is tha...
South Woodford
Although it’s on the Central Line, South Woodford is where London begins to merge with the surrounding countryside, thanks to its proximity to Epping Forest. In fact, many of the green spaces in the...
Suburban Wanstead borders Epping Forest, making it practically part of the countryside. The area’s wealth is evident thanks to large semi-detached and detached properties; there is a villagey atmosp...
Woodford has always been an affluent, well-to-do suburb, aided partly by its proximity to Epping Forest. The area is characterised by large, semi-detached 1930s homes, mostly with gardens, and Woodfor...
Woodford Green
Leafy Woodford Green borders Essex and Epping Forest, therefore residents benefit from having the ancient woodland on their doorstep. This villagey suburb has plenty of attractive pubs and eateries, h...

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