About the Area – BarkingGuide
Barking is the administrative centre of the East London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The entire borough has a population of 212,900 according to the 2011 Census, out of which Barking hosts 59,068 residents.It is located 9.3 miles of Charing Cross.
Historically, Barking was an ancient parish in the county of Essex.Over the years, economic activity in the area has shifted from fishing and farming to market gardening and industrial development. Now, Barking is reinventing itself as an urban centre.
The Barking railway station has been serving the area’s residents since 1854 and the London Underground was introduced to the area in 1908. Barking is a part of Greater London since 1965.
The largest regeneration projects in Barking are currently being developed in the town’s centre and riverside area. Barking Riverside, built on the land of the former Barking Power Station is one of the most notable ones. This ambitious mixed-use project will deliver 10,800 new homes and will bring with it the extension of the London Overground Gospel Oak to Barking Line to serve the project’s transport needs.
- Woodgrange Park
UNDERGROUND –District Line stations
UNDERGROUND – Hammersmith & City Line stations
London Airport – 17 minutes by car
Schools in Barking
Barking offers access to great schools to its residents. Here is a list of some of the most well-ranked schools in the Barking area:
Medical facilities are widely available in Barking. There is a good selection of medical units for both general and specialized medical services. Here is a list of the medical care facilities in Barking: