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Things to do in Barking and Dagenham

East London borough famous as the home of Ford in the UK and with much more to see

Known for...   Barking Abbey, Ford Motor Company, Eastbury Manor, Valence House and Eastbrookend Country Park


Did you know...

  • Barking was an important fishing town, from the 14th century until the mid 19th century.
  • In 1878, the pleasure steamer Princess Alice sank in the River Thames at Barking, with over 800 passengers on board, after being struck by the iron ship Bywell Castle. Over 600 people died, which is the most civilian lives lost in a single incident in UK waters.



 

  Attractions

Eastbury Manor House

National Trust - Striking Elizabethan merchant's house and gardens.
Eastbury Square
Barking
IG11 9SN

 

Barking Abbey FREE

The ruins of Barking Abbey, founded in 666 AD, lie within the parkland of Abbey Green.
Abbey Road
Barking
IG11 8DD

02082272332

 

Rainham Hall

National Trust - A charming and peaceful Georgian house and simple garden.
Essex
RM13 9YN

 

Crossness Pumping Station

Opened in 1865 as part of Sir Joseph Bazalgette's London sewage system, this is now a Grade 1 Listed building with spectacular ornamental cast ironwork and working steam powered pumps.
The Old Works, Bazalgette Way
Abbey Wood
London
SE2 9AQ

02083113711

 
 

  Museums

Redbridge Museum

Redbridge Museum explores the many different people, places and events which are part of the history of Redbridge.
2nd Floor Central Library, Clements Road
Ilford
Essex
IG1 1EA

02087082317

 
 

  Parks

Bretons Outdoor Recreation Centre FREE

A large, mainly open recreation ground supporting a variety of activities including football, and model flying.
Rainham Road
South Hornchurch
RM13 7LP

 

Wanstead Park FREE

Originally the site of a medieval manor house, the park now provides a peaceful oasis for relaxation and recreation.
Wanstead Park Avenue
London
E12 5DG

 
 

  Cinema

Showcase Cinema Newham

14 screen cinema.
Jenkins Lane
Barking
Essex
IG11 0AD

 

Vue Cinema Dagenham

Multi-screen cinema.
Dagenham Leisure Park
Cook Road
RM9 6UQ

03453084620

 
 

  Karting

Capital Karts

1050 metres of professionally designed race track, ready and waiting to be put to the test.
Unit 1
Rippleside
London
IG11 0RJ

 

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