Located in northeast London, in the borough of Havering, Rainham is mostly residential, although several large companies have chosen to have their headquarters here. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries Rainham thrived on its industries, which included brickmaking and chemicals. Some of these businesses fell into decline over the years, leaving empty warehouses and a generally run-down scenery, however the council have been working on regenerating the area. It’s far from appearing gentrified however, as entertainment and cultural activities are located away from Rainham in nearby Hornchurch. The house prices are lower here than anywhere else in the borough, however transport links are not ideal as the bus routes serve local areas and the train station links to Fenchurch Street only.
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