The London Borough of Havering was created in 1965 with the merging of the Borough of Romford and the Urban District of Hornchurch. It covers 40 square miles, is steeped in history and offers a blend of ancient and modern attractions that will appeal to the most discerning visitor.
The Royal House in the picturesque village of Havering atte Bower - only minutes from the M25 - was occupied by many kings from Edward the Confessor up to Charles I.
Havering is a thriving business and commercial centre with easy access to the M25 and a River Thames frontage of three miles in the south.
At Romford, close to the old staging post of Durolitum, there is one of the finest shopping centes in the south-east and a bustling 750 year old market, established and run under Royal Charter.
Arts, Entertainment, sport and leisure facilities abound and for those with time to explore there is a patchwork of scenic country walks, ancient villages, historic houses and archeological finds throughout the area - including a National Trust property at Rainham Village.
Romford Now & Then: Glimpses of the Past in the Present
Map of Central Romford
Postcard Views of Havering