Living in Barking area information and guide

Barking area overview

If you live in Barking in East London it's probably not something you'd show off about. It became absorbed into London as part of its low density spread throughout the 20th century. This phenomenon has made it quite difficult to write interesting things about specific areas of outer London. Barking is characterised by low density residential housing with a functional spot of commercial housing thrown in where needed. There are however a couple of landmarks worth mention.

Firstly the Broadway Theatre which puts on a range of events from pantomimes to parties which are popular with local residents across the generation spectrum. For a more cultural experience, the National Trust's Eastbury Manor is worth a visit - its a beautiful Elizabethan merchant's house and gardens completed about 1573, little altered since (just like the Rentonomy coffee machine).

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Key statistics for
Barking IG11

Rentonomy Ratings1
Price:
Transport:
Shopping & Leisure:
£ £ £ £ £
People Profile1
Type:
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Global Fusion
< 20 years old
Pakistan, India, Nigeria
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Barking?

Barking contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Charlton Crescent (IG11 0)
  • Arboretum Place (IG11 7)
  • Barking (IG11 8)
  • Upney (IG11 9)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Barking

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Upney
District
Embankment (40 min)
Barking
c2c
Tower Hill (20 min)
Barking
H'smith & City
District
Baker Street (43 min)
Becontree
District
Embankment (43 min)
Dagenham Dock
c2c
Tower Hill (26 min)
Gallions Reach
DLR
Bank (24 min)
Beckton
DLR
Bank (26 min)
East Ham
H'smith & City
District
Baker Street (39 min)
Dagenham Heathway
District
Embankment (45 min)
Seven Kings
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (21 min)
Cyprus
DLR
Bank (22 min)
Ilford
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (18 min)
Goodmayes
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (23 min)
Beckton Park
DLR
Bank (21 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
 
<20
 
20 - 29
 
30 - 39
 
40 - 49
 
50 - 69
 
60 - 74
 
75+
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Pakistan

Pakistan

15% of non-UK born population

India

12% of non-UK born population

Nigeria

9% of non-UK born population

Type: Global Fusion

Here we have lots of young working people living in metropolitan terraces from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

We've teamed up with Greatlittleplace.com to help you discover some local treasures in this area, from great bars and restaurants, to open spaces, shops and markets.

This map shows the main points for the following locations:

Pubs & Bars
Restaurants & Cafes
Open spaces
Shops & Markets

New local treasures added regularly so keep popping back!

Treasures great little place All the treasures listed have been uncovered by greatlittleplace.com. Clicking on each will take you to their site for more info.

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