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A Quick Overview of Barkingside
Barkingside is a district of Ilford in the London Borough of Redbridge, north east London. Barkingside was historically part of Essex until the creation of the London Borough of Redbridge in 1965.
- Barkingside is chiefly known for the children's charity Barnardo's, which was founded there in 1866, and still has its headquarters there.
- Some of the oldest buildings in Barkingside include the Barnardo's chapel, the underground station, which was originally an Edwardian railway station, and Holy Trinity Church, which dates from 1840.
- Barkingside is an ethnically and religiously diverse district notable for an unusually high concentration of London's Jewish population.