10 Reasons to Live in Ilford

10 Reasons to Live in Ilford


With access to some of London’s best green spaces and convenient transport links into central London, Ilford is a great place to live. We’ve rounded up our top reasons to live in the neighbourhood: 


1.     Crossrail 

The forthcoming Elizabeth Line railway station in Ilford is set to improve travel connections into the Capital. Journey times to destinations such as Canary Wharf, Farringdon, Tottenham Court Road, Paddington, and London Heathrow Airport, will be dramatically improved – making Ilford the perfect location for commuters. 

2.     Education

With Ofsted ratings of ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’, Ilford has a number of great options for primary and secondary schools. 


3.     Parks

Ilford is home to a range of open spaces for exploring and exercising, the most popular being Valentines park which is famous for its floral displays and historic Valentines Mansion. 

4.     Culture 

One of the notable cultural centres in Ilford is the Kenneth More theatre, named after the well-known 1950’s actor. The theatre is home to a variety of plays and musicals – making it the perfect cultural hub for families. 


5.     Shopping

Ilford is ideal for shopping, with many shops and stores located on the high street and its own shopping centre, the Exchange Ilford. Ilford is also only 12 minutes from Westfield Stratford.

6.     Sports

Ilford is just a short journey away from the fantastic Olympic stadium, famous for a range of facilities including the LeaValley VeloPark, Aquatics centre and London Stadium. There is also a variety of local sports clubs within this thriving East London community.


7.     Beautiful Streets

If it’s historic streets you’re after, Ilford has a plethora of housing which includes late Victorian, Edwardian and 1920’s terrace houses to admire. 


8.     Transport

Ilford’s railway station is in the town centre and offers access to TFL rail which can take you into central London within 30 minutes. If you don’t fancy getting on the tube, Ilford is full of cycle lanes and routes, making it easy to get around on two-wheels. 


9.     Food and Drink 

Ilford town centre is buzzing with a number of restaurants, pubs and takeaway options offering a variety of cuisines, such as Turkish grills, wine bars, Portuguese joints and Asian restaurants. 

10.  Ilford Works

Our latest Shared Ownership development, Ilford Works, is located in the East London borough of Redbridge. Featuring a collection of one and two-bedroom apartments, Ilford Works is the perfect development for first time buyers.


Are you looking for a stylish and modern Shared Ownership home in East London?


We still have a number of one-bedroom homes available at Ilford Works, our new Shared Ownership development in the London Borough of Redbridge. To find out more, contact our expert Sales Team on 0300 555 2171.