A Quick Overview of Romford
Romford is a large town in east London, United Kingdom, and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Havering.
Did You Know?
- 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.