Location, location, location...

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Gidea Park is an attractive neighbourhood, in the Romford area, which sits in the London borough of Havering, east of London.

This affluent residential area has unusual origins. It was constructed in 1910-11 as an exhibition of town planning. It attracted leading architects who left their stamp in the form of striking properties. A later exhibition in the 1930s added yet more character houses to its wide leafy streets.

Today, Gidea Park is prized for its commuter connections. It boasts its own train station and will later be served by Crossrail’s Elizabeth Line.

The area is home to many parks and green, open spaces with a main road that is lined with local shops, restaurants, banks and building societies. Theatres, cinemas and gyms are easily accessible in the locality and in neighbouring Romford, where mainstream shopping can be found and this is only a short journey away.

 
Gidea Park College is special because everyone treats everyone else like family.
— Pupil