Living in Romford area information and guide

Romford area overview

Romford is a large urban hub in northeast London. For most of its history it was a market town in Essex but was incorporated into London in 1965. Like a lot of the periphery of London the arrival of the railway in the 1830's really kicked off development and the town shifted from agriculture to light industry and in the last few decades to retail and commerce. Over the course of the twentieth century, Romford expanded exponentially in population and became a municipal borough in between the wars. It now forms one of the largest commercial, retail, entertainment and leisure districts outside of the centre of London and has a developed night time economy.

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Key statistics for
Romford RM1

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
£ £ £ £ £
People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Innate Conservatives
< 20 years old
Republic of Ireland, India, South Africa
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Romford?

Romford contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Romford (RM1 1)
  • Victoria Road (RM1 2)
  • Dolphin Approach (RM1 3)
  • Eastern Avenue East (RM1 4)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Romford

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Gidea Park
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (24 min)
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (17 min)
Harold Wood
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (28 min)
Emerson Park
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (36 min)
Chadwell Heath
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (25 min)
Elm Park
Embankment (51 min)
Embankment (53 min)
Upminster Bridge
Embankment (56 min)
Dagenham East
Embankment (48 min)
National Express East Anglia
Liverpool Street (23 min)
Embankment (58 min)
Tower Hill (28 min)
Oxford Circus (42 min)
Dagenham Heathway
Embankment (45 min)
Oxford Circus (40 min)
Oxford Circus (38 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

21% of non-UK born population


11% of non-UK born population

South Africa

6% of non-UK born population

Type: Innate Conservatives

This area has large numbers of recent retirees who are pillars of the local community and live in low density estates on town fringes.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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Open spaces
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