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Set in between London and Essex, Havering enjoys the quick links into the central London (approximately 30 minutes away) while also enjoying the history and culture of Essex. Over half of the borough of Havering is classified as protected countryside with scenic parks.
Culture in Havering
The Thames Chase Forest Centre is a good family day out, ideal for going on walks and enjoying a picnic. The visitor's centre and café set within the idyllic woodlands gives you a chance to enjoy the peaceful rural nature of this gem. With a heritage dating back to the Domesday Book and ties to Edward the Confessor, Havering, specifically Havering-atte-bower, was once a royal residence and had a Saxon Palace.
Things to do in Havering
Any budding footballers will be glad to know that Essex Soccer School runs classes for 5 to 12-year olds to improve their footballing skills. Enjoy a slice of village life at Havering-atte-bower or try Romford’s 750-year-old market. To keep all the family entertained, Fairkytes Arts Centre runs workshops, events and theatre from arts classes on seascapes to street dance and comic book art.
Student Life in Havering
With a range of colleges such as Havering College of Further and Higher Education and London Southbank’s nursing campus, Havering has a large and growing student population. The area provides its residents with a lively night-life, particularly in Romford where student nights are frequent and varied with everything from alternative rock nights to karaoke.
Buying in Havering
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