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Romford is both a part of London and a significant town in its own right, with a population of about 100,000. The town is busy around the clock, with a thriving commercial and retail sector during the day and lively pubs, clubs and restaurants in the evening. This raises the question: where to park in Romford?
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There are few pay and display parking spaces in the centre, but those that are available can be found on Park Drive, Park End Road, Marks Road, High Street, Eastern Road, Oaklands Avenue, and Gilbert Road.
Off-street parking is better served than on-street parking, with 5,000 parking spaces in the centre spread across 13 car parks. The largest include:
Romford Railway Station is a mainline and underground interchange station with good services to London Liverpool Street.
Bus routes 5 and 86 run to Stratford and Canning Town bus stations in neighbouring boroughs and there are corresponding all-night services. Buses also operate services from the centre of Romford to its various constituent parts.
Parking is only free for blue badge holders for cars exempt from road tax with a Disabled tax classification; compliance allows the holder to park in a car park operated by Havering Borough Council for three hours free of charge. Normal charges apply after that.
Look for signs indicating that you are in a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). If you see one, read the details of restrictions in force, as these vary throughout the borough. In some zones, parking is only permitted for residents with parking permits, while in others, no parking is permitted for anyone.
A continuous double red line means that stopping is not permitted under any circumstances, at any time, except to pick up or set down a disabled person or in an unavoidable emergency. A single red line has the same effect, but only during the hours indicated on the sign that will be located nearby. A double yellow line means no parking at any time, while a single yellow line means no parking during the hours indicated. It is, however, possible, unless there are short yellow marks on the kerb, to stop for a short time to pick up or set down or to load or unload.
Charges apply for all parking spaces on bank holidays, unless otherwise stated.
The regulations permit dropping off and picking up passengers, as well as loading and unloading goods, to the greatest extent possible. Short yellow marks on the kerb indicate that no stopping for these purposes is permitted; where such marks are absent, drivers may stop for a short time to carry out these tasks. Even where a double red line is present, a disabled passenger may still be picked up or dropped off at that point, though care should be exercised as other drivers will not be expecting your vehicle to stop.
Romford is home to Raphael Park and Bedfords Park, which boasts a wildlife visitor centre. The Brookside Theatre, Havering Museum and Sapphire Ice Rink are also worth visiting.