Things to Do in Ilford

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What’s on in Ilford, Places to Stay and Eat, Attractions

~Things To See and Do, Activities, Where to Eat, Where to Stay in Ilford~

Whether you’re looking for things to do in Ilford such as events and attractions or are planning where to stay in Ilford, you’ll find everything you need for your Ilford holiday on What's On In Ilford.com.

Attractions and Places to Visit in Ilford

Attractions and Places to Visit in Ilford

Although Ilford was considered to be a rather small rural town, it has experienced massive growth in recent years and it now represents a major centre for the arts and numerous retail industries. There are many natural attractions found just outside of the metropolitan area, including Hainault Forest, Wanstead Park and Epping Forest.

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Places to stay in Ilford

Places to Stay in Ilford

Ilford is described by many as a unforgettable and breathtaking area with lots to see and do. The area is known for its great hotel services and that they will feel just like home. There are all types of accommodation – from small boutique hotels to big-five star business hotels.

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Sports and Activities

Sports and Activities

Ilford is unique and fascinating. As well as being a modern-day hive of activity, it’s steeped in history. There are many activities which you can do with your family & friends. They will make your stay in the area unforgettable.

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~Food and Drinks in Ilford~

Ilford has a huge range of options for food and drink. Historic classic pubs, beautiful stylish restaurants, family friendly pubs, Chinese restaurants and takeaways, Italian restaurants, Cafes, Delis. The list goes on!

Food and Drinks in Ilford

Food and Drinks

From fine dining and afternoon tea to pop-up markets and humble street food, Ilford is packed with options to suit any mood offering any and every cuisine you can think of.

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Loaded Gourmet Burgers & Fries
Loaded Gourmet Burgers and Fries Restaurant in Ilford

Minutes from Ilford Overground station via Liverpool St Station & Stratford Station. We are located in 68 Cranbrook Road, Ilford Redbridge London IG1 4NH.
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Luigi's Italian Restaurant
Luigi's Italian Restaurant Ilford

Luigi opened his first restaurant nearly 25 years ago, in 1978. In 1991 Luigi opened "Luigi's" in Gants Hill, Ilford.
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Sahara Grill Restaurant
Sahara Grill Restaurant

The renowned Sahara Grill chain of unique restaurants is widely recognised as being the original, influential and still the best innovators of today’s modern, halal cuisine.
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Wazir Restaurant
Wazir Restaurant Ilford

We have 5 stars from Food safety and hygiene act 1990. Your No.1 choice for Halal food. The Wazir Restaurant is HMC approved, so dine out with friends and family with confidence.
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~Shopping, Health & Wellbeing in Ilford~

Make sure to discover Ilford’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options. 

~Things to Do and See in Ilford~

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KS3 Drama performance – ‘A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’

Join us for an exciting Drama Performance Evening by our Year 7's and 8's at Little Ilford School in the Auditorium. They have been working on scenes from the play, 'A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' Performances are at 4-5pm and 6-7pm on Thursday 26th May. Tickets are free of charge and can be bought from this Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ks3-drama-performance-a-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time-tickets-344143100277 Little Ilford School…



DNA – (School Play)

What do you do when a joke goes wrong? What happens when you allow things to happen for an 'easy life'? What happens when the group you are friends with go too far? How much would you be willing to put up with before you speak up when something is wrong? DNA is about a group of teenagers who have accidently killed one of their classmates. When they realise their mistake, they try to cover up the crime but inadvertently implicate an innocent man. Performances: Wednesday 30th March: 6.30pm – 8pm Thursday 31st March: 4pm – 5:30pm and 6.30pm – 8pm Tickets are free of charge and can be bought via this link on Eventbrite Little Ilford School…


English Department commended for The PTI’s Bernice McCabe Award

 The education charity, The PTI, has commended the English Department for the Bernice McCabe Award at a ceremony on Tuesday 15th March at Mercers’ Hall in London. Bernice McCabe OBE, who passed away in February 2019, was the founding Co-Director of the PTI and believed in the transformative power of inspiring subject teaching.  The Award celebrates excellence in subject leadership in schools, recognising departments that put quality subject teaching at the heart of the classroom. A £5,000 prize and trophy is awarded annually to an exceptional department which demonstrates the ethos and values of The PTI through their work within and beyond the curriculum. The English department has been commended for its vision to develop lessons that ensured layers of depth and challenge embedded throughout Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. Primary and secondary school leaders worked collaboratively to ensure a smoother transition period between KS2 and KS3. Teachers are able to observe students' ability in primary school, moderate student work ahead of the Autumn term, enabling secondary teachers to see the high expectations children are held to, and match their lessons accordingly. As a result, children have been able to bridge knowledge gaps, develop their skills, and be more confident moving into secondary school.  Amandip Kandola, Lead Practitioner, English Department, said: “Thank you very much for commending the English Department for the Bernice McCabe Award. It was wonderful being nominated and gave me an opportunity to reflect on the excellent cross-phase partnerships that have been built over the past few years in our school community.” Carolyn Roberts, Co-Director, The PTI, said: "The PTI is delighted to announce the English Department at Little Ilford School as commended for the respected Bernice McCabe Award. Schools up and down the country have tirelessly supported their students during the pandemic in making sure they have received the highest standard of subject teaching from beginning to end. Through the legacy of Bernice McCabe and her Award, we can shine a light on teachers and departments who continually go above and beyond for their students." Professor Steve Munby CBE, Chair of the judges, said: "Year upon year, the standard of leadership in schools continues to impress, having really been put to the test with the pandemic last year. Every Department Head nominated for this Award has been going the extra mile to inspire and widen students' subject knowledge both within and outside the classroom, and the impact…


National Teaching Awards 2022

Parents and carers are welcome to nominate any member of the Little Ilford School staff, from teachers and support staff to caretakers and playground helpers for the National Teaching Awards 2022 Unsung Hero Award. For more information on the award and how to nominate please click here Little Ilford School…


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What’s On In Ilford

Ilford forms a significant commercial and retail centre surrounded by extensive residential development. It was historically a small rural settlement in the county of Essex and its strategic position on the River Roding and the London to Colchester road caused it to develop as a coaching town. The arrival of the railway in 1839 eventually accelerated that growth and as part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, Ilford significantly expanded and increased in population, becoming a municipal borough in 1926, Since 1965 it has formed part of Greater London.

Ilford has an extensive range of things to do with a selection of places to eat and drinkattractions and activitiesplan your stay and visit to Ilford. Our What’s On In Ilford guide has the latest events not to miss while you visit Ilford. Check the latest events, news, exhibitions, shows and more on your trip to Ilford by checking out our News and Events page. Whether you’re looking for the best weekend breaks in Ilford or planning a longer holiday in Ilford, you can be sure you’ll find all the information you need.