The Borough of Newham lies in East London and was form on the 1st of April, 1965 when the former Essex county boroughs of West Ham and East Ham were merged together. The area’s name is a portmanteau word as it accentuates on the creation of the borough while keeping the word that both old areas had it their names. Newham spreads over 13.98 square miles and according to the latest information gathering has a population of over 330.000 residents. It density rate is 24.000 people per square mile which makes it one of the most densely populated areas of the English capital. The borough is the location of some of the city’s most desirable districts and home to a number of well-known landmarks, parklands, entertainment venues, monuments, schools and colleges.
The residential district of Forest Gate, E7, lies in the northernmost parts of the borough at exactly seven miles from the junction of Charing Cross. It has a population of about 34.000 people. West Ham Park is perhaps the area’s most famous landmark. It spans over a land of 77 acres and since 1874 has been managed by the City of London Corporation. The parkland is all that remains from Ham House. It features a botanical garden, children playgrounds and several sporting facilities including football pitches which are often used by Senrab F.C, a Sunday League football team which youth’s academy has produced a number of notable footballers such as:
- John Terry
- Sol Campbell
- Ledley King
- Jermain Defoe
- Bobby Zamora
- Paul Konchesky
The area is linked to the other parts of London by its own railway station which was opened in 1840. It provides transportation services to over 3.8 million people on a yearly basis.
East Ham is an area which is situated in the eastern parts of the Borough of Newham. The district has a population of over 75.000 people and lies at precisely eight miles from Charing Cross. East Ham, E6, is home to several well-known religious edifices including St. Mary Magdalene’s Church which dates back to the 12th century. Its tower was built during the 13th century and had to be rebuilt during the 16th as it sustained considerable damages. It is believed that St. Mary Magdalene’s is the oldest parish church in Greater London to still be used weekly. The structure is classified as a Grade I building. During the years several prominent people have us Elizabeth Fry, Idris Elba, Dame Very Lynn, Reece Burke, Phil Russell and more have lived in East Ham. Experts expect that the district’s population will grow during the upcoming years as more people will move to the area. Newcomers can easily relocate to the neighbourhood by using affordable removal services in East Ham by Atlas Man and Van. By doing so, they will have the comfort of knowledge that their possessions are being packed, loaded and transported by licensed and fully equipped movers.
The area of Custom House, E16, is located in the south western parts of the Newham. It is named after a custom house at the Royal Victoria Dock. The berth is presently decommissioned and is used for recreational purposes but the 1940s played an important role into the area’s development and commerce. The ExCeL London is situated in close proximity to the district. The exhibition centre was constructed by Sir Robert McAlpine and opened doors in 2000. In 2008, it was acquired by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company who in 2010 expanded it. Today the venue covers an area of 100.000 m2 and has a total of 3.700 parking spaces and 60 bicycle racks.
Little Ilford, E12, is an area which is situated in the north eastern corner of the Borough of Newham. It is home to a population of over 16.000 people. The district is the location of the Little Ilford School which is one of the best secondary educational facilities not only in the borough but in London and the United Kingdom as well. It presently has a student body of over 800 pupils from the ages of 11 to 16. The area is rapidly developing and a testament to this is the fact that new people are relocating to it by using professional Little Ilford removal services. This way they can handle their personal affairs while a team of competent packers, carriers and drivers is packing and hauling their possessions.