Living in Becontree area information and guide

Becontree area overview

Becontree in East London is a large estate built in the 1920's and at the time was the largest public housing estate in the world. The huge new population soon attracted the chemicals company May & Baker and Ford to open operations nearby. The area developed it's own distinct industrial-cultural heritage and has brass bands and pipers groups. Nowadays its an area with plenty of identical family housing generally in good repair, not too shabby. It's well connected, with its own District Line station getting residents into Tower Gateway in under 30 minutes.

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Key statistics for
Becontree RM8

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
£ £ £ £ £
People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Low Key Starters
< 20 years old
Republic of Ireland, India, Nigeria
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Becontree?

Becontree contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Green Lane (RM8 1)
  • Longbridge Road (RM8 2)
  • Becontree Avenue (RM8 3)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Becontree

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Chadwell Heath
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (25 min)
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (23 min)
Embankment (43 min)
Dagenham Heathway
Embankment (45 min)
Seven Kings
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (21 min)
Dagenham East
Embankment (48 min)
Embankment (40 min)
Dagenham Dock
Tower Hill (26 min)
Newbury Park
Oxford Circus (35 min)
Tower Hill (20 min)
H'smith & City
Baker Street (43 min)
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (17 min)
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (18 min)
Oxford Circus (38 min)
Elm Park
Embankment (51 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 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

18% of non-UK born population


9% of non-UK born population


7% of non-UK born population

Type: Low Key Starters

The largest group of people here are low income young singles in urban terraces offering cheap rents from either private landlords or the council.

Source: Experian

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