A one bedroom recently refurbished ground floor conversion with a separate study/ walk in wardrobe in this imposing period double fronted property in the heart of Ilford town centre. Property benefits from a truly spacious and well kept garden with a decking area which is ideal for barbeques. Has the convenience of off street parking. Good size open plan kitchen to lounge. Modern stylish fitted kitchen. Family three piece bathroom. Close to all local amenities and moments away from Ilford BR station which as easy access to the city and Docklands.
Ilford's town centre is the head district of the IG postcode area. Adjacent to Ilford; to the west of Ilford Hill and the North Circular Road, is the E postcode area.
Ilford was historically known as Great Ilford to differentiate it from nearby Little Ilford.The name is first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Ilefort and means "ford over the Hyle". "Hyle" is an old name for the River Roding that means "trickling stream". Great and Little Ilford share the place name origin, but the Domesday reference is to the Little Ilford area.
Great and Little Ilford appear to have always been distinct areas separated by the Roding. The place names of Great and Little Ilford both appear to derive from the ford (and river), rather than deriving from the subdivision of a larger Ilford area.
John Logie Baird, who invented the television, moved to Ilford in the mid to late 1920s to work on his new invention. He worked in a workshop on the roof of the Plessey premises in Ley Street, which has long since been demolished to make way for new housing.
Its proximity to the Olympic Park in Stratford meant that in 2011, Ilford was the fastest-growing tourist destination in Europe due to the London 2012 Summer Olympics.In 2005, Ilford was ranked 6th in the Retail Footprint ranking for Greater London, behind London's West End, Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Bromley and Brent Cross Shopping Centre. It ranked just above Romford and central London's Kensington. As of 2020, Ilford has 145,860 square metres (1,570,000 sq ft) of total town centre floorspace, the 10th highest in Greater London and noticeably lower compared to Stratford and Romford