The area where Collier Row sits today was little other than agricultural land up until the 1930s, when a housing estate was developed to accommodate London’s expansion. Shops and main roads soon followed, and in 1965 the former Essex district became part of Greater London. Despite its youth as a residential district, Collier Row takes its name from the charcoal burners who inhabited here hundreds of years ago, known as “colliers”; Roman artefacts have also been found here. There is plenty of greenery as Collier Row borders the countryside, and the only form of public transport available is the bus, however there are enough shops, eateries and schools to keep the residents content.
Your All In London guide to Collier Row