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History of Ilford

  • council: Redbridge
  • phone code: 020
  • postcode area: IG1
  • county: Greater London

Ilford Town Centre is one of the largest retail centres in London, with over 1.5 million square feet of shopping space.

There’s something for everyone – from designerwear at stores like Allders and Zoo to elegant lifestyle options at Harrison Gibson, firm family favourities Boots, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s, as well as top sportswear, street styles and home entertainment.

West End names like Waterstones and Toni&Guy have set up shop here and major investment has seen Marks & Spencer double in size, a brand new Food Street at the Exchange Mall, together with new looks for whole variety of stores.

Bodgers, Harrison Gibson and Fairheads which have been around since the late 18th and early 19th centuries are as popular as ever today. Of course there have been changes – multi-million pound makeovers and new lines – but what you will still find is attentive service with a friendly smile.

Dotted around Ilford Town Centre are a choice of restaurants, cafes and pubs. There is a theatre, fitness centre, museum and library as well as plans for a major new cinema and leisure complex. Plus you can still visit the oldest building in Ilford – the Hospital Chapel of St Mary and St Thomas of Canterbury, set up in 1145 by Adelicia, an early Abbess of Barking Abbey.

Whatever your passion, Ilford Town Centre is a great place to meet, greet, eat, shop, be entertained, work-out or simply relax. We look forward to seeing you here.

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