Ilford Area Guide – Part Three Things to Do
The third instalment of our Ilford area guide take a look at all of our favourite excursions and activities in the area; perfect inspiration for the upcoming summer holidays.
When the kids need to burn off some energy, a trip to explore this stunning 130-acre park is the perfect option. Make the most of the sports facilities available with a game of basketball or football. Or to experience some serenity, opt for a relaxing stroll through the gardens or enjoy a boat trip on the lake.
Address: Cranbook Road, Redbridge, Ilford, IG1 4UA
Telephone: 020 8708 8100
If you’re interested in temples or local architecture, then Gurdwara Karamsar is not to be missed. The unique combination of traditional and modern designs is truly worthy of admiration. All are welcome at this gurdwara, regardless of faith.
Address: 400 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1TL
Telephone: 020 8478 8090
Situated on Clements Road is Redbridge Museum which provides the opportunity to learn about the rich history of the area over the last 150,000 years, through a series of exhibitions. Not to be missed.
Address: 2nd Floor, Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA
Telephone: 020 8708 2317
This local theatre has been serving the community since 1975 and is the perfect destination for anyone that appreciates the arts. The theatre hosts a wide variety of shows, including both amateur and professional productions. With options suitable for all ages, check out the full schedule online for what’s on offer.
Address: Oakfield Road, Ilford, IG1 1BT
Telephone: 020 8553 4466
If shopping is more your cup of tea, then be sure to make a trip to The Exchange shopping centre which is full of the nation’s favourite brands alongside many independent shops. It’s the perfect place to while away an afternoon.
Address: High Road, Ilford, IG1 1RS
Telephone: 020 8553 3000
For an alternative, multi-cultural shopping experience head to Ilford Lane, best described as “Redbridge’s Aladdin’s Cave”. Tucked away to the south of Ilford town centre, the area embodies the multi-cultural character of Redbridge. Make sure you also make time to taste the incredible Asian delicacies on offer.
Address: Ilford Lane, Ilford, IG1 2RN
Telephone: 020 8514 0600
Fairlop Waters Country Park
To make the most of the warmer weather, head to Fairlop Waters for an abundance of outdoor activities including golf, windsurfing and climbing. Or take in the beautiful surroundings and wildlife on a walk through the park, which is open all year round.
Address: Forest Road, Barkingside, Ilford, IG6 3HN
Telephone: 020 8500 9911
Enjoy a free tour and admire this Grade-II listed building on one of the regular open days. Originally built in 1140 as a chapel and shelter for the sick, the chapel is open Thursday lunchtime, and there is also the opportunity to attend a service from the chaplain.
Address: 48 Ilford Hill, Ilford, IG1 2AT
Telephone: 01708 741460
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