Cost of accommodation
Redbridge is one of the more affordable London Boroughs.
Lying just seven miles from central London, Ilford can be reached in just 18 minutes from Liverpool Street Station. Several Redbridge stations are due to be 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.
Vibe, type of people that live there
Redbridge is considered to be one of the best places in London for families to live, both families with very young children and for families with teenagers living at home.
Redbridge is one of the greenest boroughs of London, with a whopping 25 percent of the area being covered in parks, gardens, and other beautiful green spaces. Redbridge’s numerous parks are the perfect leisure activity, particularly Hainault Forest Country Park which boasts more than 300 acres of enclosed woodland paths, crystal clear lakes, and a myriad of rare plant life and animals.
Why choose 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. Transport links into Liverpool Street are excellent.
Living on the edge of both Redbridge and Waltham Forest, we are spoilt for choice. From Leytonstone you can walk all the way through Epping Forest to North Weald – past Epping itself. In the forest High Beach is the ‘jewel in the crown’ with panoramic views over London, wonderful forest and open space as well as fantastic country pubs like the Duke of Wellington, a ‘dog friendly’ pub situated on Wellington Hill. There is also King’s Oak where Justin Beiber was recently spotted having a bite to eat! It is an ideal venue for any celebration. As a family we enjoy the forest for family walks, running and cycle rides. Every visit is as special as the last.
Wanstead and Woodford have a fantastic array of bars, restaurants and cafes to cater for all tastes, as well as boutique shops. The area is very family orientated, but also has the trendy areas if you are looking for the ‘TOWIE’ experience – you are on the edge of London but also get the best of Essex. The area is a mecca for sport, with access to lots of clubs including cricket, football, hockey, tennis, running and rugby. Having lived in both West and South East London, I would say that I feel most at home in East London.
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