Cost of accommodation
Havering is one of the cheaper London boroughs so you’ll be able to grab a bargain.
Havering is served by four stations on London Underground’s District line: Elm Park, Hornchurch, Upminster Bridge and Upminster. Romford, Gidea Park and Harold Wood Stations will become part of the Crossrail network, Europe’s largest infrastructure project. Stretching from Reading and Heathrow in the west, across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, the new railway will cover over 100km of track including 21km of new twin-bore rail tunnels and ten new stations.
Vibe, type of people that live there
Havering has some good residential areas, so a pleasant place to live, with masses of facilities and great connections, but without the edginess and glamour of many other parts of the capital.
As a major shopping town, Romford has several shopping centres radiating off pedestrianised South Street, which runs between the station and Market Place. The Brickhouse bar and restaurant in South Street is popular with The Only Way Is Essex crowd. There are nice gastropubs in the surrounding villages, such as The Orange Tree in Havering-atte-Bower and the Alma Arms in Navestock. Greyhound stadiums are a rarity these days, but Romford has one of London’s few surviving dog tracks in London Road.
Why choose Havering?
Close to London yet a short reach of the rolling Essex countryside. Romford, its main town has lots to attract potential homebuyers. With buzzing nightlife, a super-easy commute to the capital, hundreds of shops and a broad range of property.
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