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Havering town hall london.jpg
Havering Town Hall on Main Road
Population 82,942 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TQ510887
    - Charing Cross 14.1 mi (22.7 km)  SW
London borough Havering
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROMFORD
Postcode district RM1-RM7
Dialling code 01708
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Romford
Hornchurch and Upminster
London Assembly Havering and Redbridge
List of places

Romford is a town in east London. It is in the London Borough of Havering, England. It was first recorded as a town in 1153 in the Red Book of the Exchequer. The name "Romford" means "wide ford". The stream that flows through it was only later called "the Rom River" after the town.

In medieval times, this town was granted the right to have the only market for 6 2/3 miles around. This rule was used in the 1990s to stop a nearby town, Ilford, from opening a market nearby.. Romford had a brewery which now is an entertainment venue.


  1. Six wards make up the Romford and North Romford area committees as well as Gidea Park