Romford gets mixed reviews, but as far as we’re concerned, it’s a great place to visit. It has some of the liveliest nightlife in Essex – which says a lot – and a food scene featuring some seriously tasty restaurants. There are a couple of theatres for you to choose from if you fancy a bit of culture, not to mention one of just two dog tracks left in London. To balance out the exciting nightlife of Essex, there’s also plenty of parks for you to sample the serenity of the countryside during daylight hours. Stay with us at our Romford Central hotel and you’ll enjoy the perfect base for ticking off the best this town has to offer.
Things to do in Romford
We know the importance of respecting our elders, so we’ll begin with Romford’s original retail option, Romford Market, which dates all the way back to 1247 when it was a sheep market. It’s an enormous market of 270 stalls, which is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and you can pretty much purchase anything under the sun between it and the neighbouring Romford Shopping Hall. The Liberty Shopping Centre is the biggest, bossiest shopping centre. It’s right in the heart of Romford and home to household fashion brands such as Topshop, H&M and Primark. The Brewery is another popular shopping destination in the town centre. It’s home to the town’s Vue cinema, TK Maxx and fast-food options, including Nando’s. The Mercury Shopping Centre is the third and final shopping centre in Romford. It’s home to budget friendly options, local independents and Premiere Cinemas.
London City Airport is just a 30-minute drive away and we have a number of hotels near London City Airport for you to choose from if you want to stay overnight before or after your flight. A cost-effective option is also to catch the DLR from the airport to Stratford, then hop on a train to Romford Railway Station. Romford Railway Station is in Travelcard Zone 6 and situated on the Great Eastern Main Line. If you’re travelling into the capital, the station is well served by up to eight trains per hour running to London’s Liverpool Street.