Barking is the perfect place to stay while you are exploring London as a large number of the area’s most popular attractions are nearby. Two destinations that should be on every visitor’s list is the fabulous Valentines Park and the much-loved Ilford Cricket Club. If time permits, be sure to also visit the Ilford Golf Club and the Excel Exhibition Centre.
Visitors travel from near and far to experience Big Ben, one of the most popular landmarks in the country. It is only less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the heart of town.
Spend some time in London’s center. Don’t miss Buckingham Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and Trafalgar Square.
If you love food and shopping, visit the various stores of the Westfield Stratford City.
You’ll find Barking’s sporting heart at Boleyn Ground Stadium, the stomping ground of the popular West Ham United F.C. soccer team in winter. If you happen to be staying in Barking with someone obsessed with sports, surprise them with one of Boleyn Ground Stadium’s behind the scenes tours.
For a real taste of Barking, consider booking a room close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. For a good night’s sleep it’s hard to go past the Novotel London Excel, the Ramada Hotel and Suites London Docklands, and the popular Aloft London ExCeL.