25 Jun

Dagenham provides great base

Dagenham provides great base

The area of Dagenham could be the ideal base for those who need to have easy access to the city.

With prices in the centre of London beyond many buyers, property for sale in Dagenham could offer great value for those with limited budgets.

Access into the capital is easy from Dagenham as it is just 12 miles from Charing Cross and there are regular London underground services from Dagenham East, Dagenham Heathway and Becontree.

There is also the option to take the bus into the centre or any other destination across the public transport network.

As well as a great location, Dagenham also has a number of other benefits for local residents.

For anyone looking for some retail therapy, Heathway Shopping mall is home to a number of local and international chains and means it isn't necessary to take a trip into the capital at the weekend.

Dagenham also has a good leisure centre, with a swimming pool, a gymnasium and a sports hall, where several exercise classes are held. For those with younger children, the centre also has a soft play area that is bound to wear the kids out!

Anyone looking to enjoy fresh air or walk the dog may want to check out the Eastbrookend Country Park, which is a reclaimed area of 197 acres of countryside and provides a lovely outdoor space.

Fans of watching sport will enjoy Dagenham and Redbridge FC play at the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium in the town.

The residents of Dagenham also have a number of cultural and historical sites of interest, which include Valence House, a manor which dates back to the 13th century.

Situated in parkland, the house is partially surrounded by a moat and it now houses the borough's local history museum and art gallery.

Dagenham is also home to Saxton moot hall, which was once used as a prisoner of war camp for German soldiers during the Second World War.

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