What to do and see in Romford, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

December 29, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Romford is a large town in east London, and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Havering. It is located 14.1 miles (22.7 km) northeast of Charing Cross and is one of the major metropolitan centres identified in the London Plan. It was historically a market town in the county of Essex and formed the administrative centre of the liberty of Havering, until it was dissolved in 1892. Good road links and the opening of the railway station in 1839 were key to the development of the town and the economic history of Romford is underpinned by a shift from agriculture to light industry and then to retail and commerce. As part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, Romford significantly expanded and increased in population, becoming a municipal borough in 1937 and has formed part of Greater London since 1965. It now forms one of the largest commercial, retail, entertainment and leisure districts outside central London and has a developed night-time economy.
Restaurants in Romford

1. Raphael Park

Parkway, Romford RM2 5PA, England +44 1708 431982
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Raphael Park

Reviewed By John J

After visiting the park, was greeted by a beautiful Fountain, and pleasant to see people fishing, a old house with a Cafe over looking the Blacks Lake.
This park even has its own dedicated Police Officers which is amazing, they are very knowledgeable,
Well done Havering.

2. Bedfords Park

Bedfords Park Broxhill Road, Romford RM4 1QH, England +44 1708 748646
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

Bedfords Park

Reviewed By StaplefordSue - Romford, United Kingdom

A beautiful child friendly, dog friendly country park steeped in history and overlooking London; what more could you ask for! Oh and free parking! There is a Visitors’ Centre, which includes a shop and tea room. It also caters for children’s birthday parties complete with guide and outdoor activities. There are some lovely walks and a fishing lake too. I believe the park and surrounding area was used for hunting in Tudor times.
Whatever the season, Bedford’s Park has something to offer, definitely worth a visit!

3. Romford Dog Stadium

London Road | Town Centre, Romford RM7 9DU, England +44 1708 762345
Excellent
38%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 394 reviews

Romford Dog Stadium

Reviewed By local-lad129

Absolutely dreadful night. Booked a meal, food was cold, covered in grease. Chips not cooked raw in middle.
Waitress was exceptionally rude, obviously didnt want to be there.
Filthy, disgusting restaurant, stale food all ground into carpet. Group of lads on stag night, swearing, shouting ending up fighting each other.
Two girls doing lines of coke in toilet.
Screaming kids, no thanks, about time they pulled this hell hole down

4. Brookside Theatre

21A Eastern Road, Romford RM1 3NH, England +44 1708 755775
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Brookside Theatre

Reviewed By sbshepherd - London, United Kingdom

This is more of a church hall then a theatre. Seats are not the best to sit on for a few hours. And its first come first served for seats. No seat can be booked so you have to get there when the doors open to get a good seat and view. Seats are all on the same level so if your at the rear of the hall your view is not that good. Lighting could be improved as well on the stage. Well so called stage as it is only 18 inches of the floor. No bar but tea and coffee. O n a good note they do have some good acts, But you would be better off watching them at a main theatre...

5. Worldwide Signings

Romford Shopping Hall 43 Market Place, Romford RM1 3AB, England +44 7908 505071
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

Worldwide Signings

All of our autographs come from reliable sources, personal signings, or public signings. We also deal only with registered dealers. Everything we sell is genuinely hand signed by the person stated. Our small and motivated team will deliver upon our promise to provide you with the best Quality, Service and Value for money. We are not a 'wannabe' outfit trying to make a fast buck before

Reviewed By MickyEssex - Essex

My Wife Pat, myself and our Handicapped Son Jason go here on a regular basis. Andy always gives us a warm welcome and we meet some great stars!! There are thousands of memorabilia items for sale and at affordable prices. Andy has some great signing...MoreThank you very much for this lovely review. really appreciated

6. Havering Museum

19-21 High Street, Romford RM1 1JU, England +44 1708 766571
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Havering Museum

Havering Museum collects and preserves objects which record the history of the area that is now the London Borough of Havering, making them accessible to a wide audience through Exhibitions, events and activities, education programmes, publications and web pages. The Museum defines what makes Havering Havering, celebrating the achievements of local people past and present.

Reviewed By Steven A

We stumbled across this museum in a side road - staff were most attentive & were keen to have a chat. The museum is on the old brewery site & is quite small with some interesting material, if you grew up in this area, otherwise it is not overly interesting.

7. Romford Shopping Hall

Romford Shopping Hall 43 Market Place, Romford RM1 3AB, England +44 1708 740492
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
8%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Romford Shopping Hall

Reviewed By carole B - London, United Kingdom

this could be such a lovely shopping area, if only it were home to a farmers market or local crafts market..or similar. there's a good restaurant /food place serving salt beef sarnies..& an organic butchers. HOWEVER..
The rest of it is nothing to write home about. Badly needs total revamp and improvement.

8. Essex Wildlife Trust Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre Broxhill Road | Havering-atte-Bower, Romford RM4 1QH, England +44 1708 748646
Excellent
51%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 14 reviews

Essex Wildlife Trust Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

Bedfords park visitor centre is set in the stunning grounds of Bedfords Park, an historic parkland site of 215 acres, owned and managed by the London Borough of Havering. The nature reserve affords fantastic views over London and beyond.We host education visits Events and have gift shop and cafe area. The visitor centre offers visitors a warm welcome and the chance to find out about Nature.

Reviewed By Rojo447 - Romford

We popped in here whilst taking our dog out for a walk and had a nice cup of coffee and a muffin overlooking the park. There is also a visitors centre where you can buy various products.

9. The Eva Hart

1128 High Road | Chadwell Heath, Romford RM6 4AH, England +44 20 8597 1069
Excellent
35%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
13%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 15 reviews

The Eva Hart

Reviewed By ScatsFamily - London, United Kingdom

One of the better wetherspoons with good food and great food. It used to be a Police Station and is named after a local lady who survived the Titanic sinking! Good Decor and quaint archtecture and style throughout worth going in a having a pint just to see nside

10. Romford Market

Central Romford, Romford RM1 3ER, England
Excellent
22%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
17%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 88 reviews

Romford Market

Reviewed By sid13 - Maldon, United Kingdom

Went here on Friday what a let down over half the market was empty of stalls such a shame this used to be a packed full market.
If the local council were to do more to encourage stall holders this could be a great place to shop again, until they get more stalls it's not really worth the bother.

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