An area in the borough of Barking and Dagenham, Dagenham is the largest suburb of London lying to the east of the British capital. Formerly a part of the county of Essex, Dagenham is a major suburban area that is experiencing rapid growth and development. It is close to a number of London landmarks including the Museum of London Docklands, the National Maritime Museum and William Morris Gallery. Epping Forest is within easy reach of Dagenham as is Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge. The area has been home to a number of major celebrities including Dudley Moore, Peter Cook and John Farnham.
Dagenham has a number of SMEs and single-owner businesses alongside the major residential developments. The area has various offices to rent and executive suites occupied by the likes of accountants, marketing consultants, doctors, healthcare practitioners, solicitors and interior designers. Ford has an engine assembly factory in Dagenham.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Dagenham is close to a number of entertainment venues in London, offering a variety of live-performances throughout the year. The O2 Arena is within easy reach of Dagenham while theatre-lovers can head down to Queen’s Theatre or Theatre Royal Stratford East. Brick Lane Music Hall is the place to go for live-music and Up the Creek is a famous stand-up comedy venue. Dagenham also has a wide choice of restaurants offering different cuisines from around the world. There is Yi-Ban with an extensive Chinese menu or Bollywood Brasserie, which serves spicy Indian cuisine. Provender is the place to go if you want to experience classic French cooking or head to Caribbean Scene Family, which brings exotic dishes to the table.
Dagenham is well connected to the London Underground by Dagenham East and Dagenham Heathway tube stations. The overground railway line can be accessed from Dagenham Dock railway station while bus and taxi services provide efficient and reliable ground transportation.