A suburb of East London, Romford is an interesting town in Essex full of rich history. It is easy to get to Romford as it is close to both London Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport, making it quick and convenient to travel between Romford and either airport.
However, most of Romford’s attractions are actually situated a short distance outside the city and public transport tends to be rather limited once you get outside London. The best way to get around is by renting a car. Booking online in advance means that your car will be waiting for you at the airport and you can simply hop into your hire car and explore wherever you choose.
Romford is a great place for shopping and boasts a few large shopping centers such as the Liberty Shopping Center, Lakeside Shopping Center and nearby Bluewater Shopping Center. The River Rom runs through Romford and after a morning of bargain hunting you can get a good meal at one of the town’s restaurants or cozy cafes and relax beside the river for a while.
There are many places to visit just outside Romford. Drive to Chadwell Heath to the west of Romford for a walk in the fresh air before heading to the pretty village of Collier Row to the north. Gidea Park is situated to the east of Romford and is a great place to walk on a sunny day, while Hornchurch to the south is another pretty town and makes a great day trip.
People who are planning to spend time in downtown Romford will also want to make sure that they time their trip to watch the Romford Raiders play. However, it should be noted that tickets tend to sell out quickly, as this is one of the most popular ice hockey teams in the whole of Europe.