You are moving your home to Barking and Dagenham? Well, you should be excited. Thousands of people who carry out home removals in London every year do the same thing. Many of them do that because of work, and if you are one of them, you might have chosen the borough just for its favorable location to your employment.
If you are worried that this is its own positive aspect – don’t be. Barking and Dagenham is a wonderful place and has much to offer to you in every way. Let’s take a look at several of the reasons why you should be glad that your home removal has a final destination Barking and Dagenham:
- First and foremost, the whole area has been marked as national priority for urban regeneration. The first redevelopment and improvement projects began before the 2012 London Olympics and we can guarantee that the whole borough now looks much better than it used to – and much better than the rest of the territories in North East London too. It is only a matter of time before Barking and Dagenham becomes one of the best developed areas to the north of the Thames.
- The population of the borough has a steady rise of over one percent average every year. This is evident from the census stats for the past two decades. The situation was much different in the second half of the 20th century, when there was a considerable population drop here. The best sign that you have made the right choice of a place of residence is to see that other people have made it too – so it much be good, right?
- Barking and Dagenham has one of the best developed transportation systems in North London. There are dozens of buses, Tube stations and trains that connect the borough with any other place in London, so even if you have to travel to work elsewhere, that would not be a problem.
- The riverside in Barking is particularly well developed. The whole area is abundant with open green spaces and sporting facilities, so recreation is easy here.
- The district of Dagenham began as a market gardens estate, and then moved on to be a private one. Today it preserves much of its former character, meaning that you will feel like in a fairytale if you live here. Yes, this is not an exaggeration – just wait and see.
- The third major district here is the housing estate of Becontree. It is home to some of the best brass bands in London. It is also one of the cleanest places in these parts of London, because there are no industrial estates anywhere in the immediate vicinity.
- The borough of Barking and Dagenham is home to a number of pretty notable people, including but not limited too popular musician Billy Bragg, captain James Cook (yes, the pirate and explorer!), actor Ross Kemp, footballers Martin Peters and Daniel Potts, as well as many others.