Local area guide

Living in Barking

Thinking about moving to Barking? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Barking

Why Barking is a good place to live

Close to the heart of the capital without the hustle and bustle, living in Barking is a commuter's dream. With excellent links to central London, getting around is quick and easy. Housing a myriad of high-street shops mixed with unique independent stores, everything you need is within reach. A major highlight is the breathtaking collection of 25 public parks, perfect to have a tranquil retreat away from the urban setting. Be ready to indulge in fully renovated recreational spaces and architectural gems like the Apo Barking, Barking Riverside and the Discover Apartments. A fusion of convenience, tranquillity, and modern living, Barking is a place on the rise and in the midst of transformation.

What's Barking famous for?

Barking is famous for its essence of significant national history, illustrated by historical buildings such as Eastbury Manor House, a National Trust property. It has once been the home to The Short Blue Fleet, the country's biggest fishing fleet in the 19th century, illustrating its rich historical significance. Barking was also the unfortunate ground zero during the devastating floods in 1953, sweeping away the village of Creekmouth.

Things to do in Barking

Looking for an array of adventures? Barking is just the place, starting from its vibrant market to the paradise that is the Barking Abbey Grounds which house the ruins of the historical Barking Abbey. Those with a creative knack can explore their minds while strolling along the River Roding in the creative Ice House Quarter. If you're up for some theatrical performances and shows, the Broadway Theatre is the perfect stage. Barking also features some of the finest greens in London, with parks such as Mayesbrook that offer amenities like sports facilities, nature reserves, and serene Lakes, not forgetting the unique boating lake in Barking Park.

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Average asking prices in Barking today

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Properties currently for sale in Barking

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Transport in Barking

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Barking.

Local connections

National Rail
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
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1 miles / 1.6 km
East Ham
1.2 miles / 1.9 km
National Rail
1.4 miles / 2.3 km
Woodgrange Park
National Rail
1.6 miles / 2.6 km

Schools in Barking

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Barking.

Education in Barking

Northbury Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Frobel Independent School
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Al Madina School for Girls
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
St Margarets CofE Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Eastbury Community School
Ages: 3 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)

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