Things to Do in Ilford

Find out What's On In Ilford, Restaurants, Shopping, Sightseeing, Sports, Events, Nightclubs, Places to stay, Hotels in Ilford, with our comprehensive website. Whether you live in Ilford, are visiting or looking to move here, you will be able to find places to stay, the best places to eat and drink, properties to buy or rent, local news & events, activities for the whole family, unique places to shop, beautiful scenic locations, historic landmarks, city centre entertainment, attractions and more!

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~

~Latest Ilford Lifestyle & Culture News~

Rivers of the World 2021

LIS year 8 students recently took part in an online exhibition as part of the Thames Festival Trust, Rivers of the World project.  The theme was Culture and Rivers around the globe and the teacher led projects were created from partnered schools in Ethiopia, Afghanistan and the UK. More examples of the work created can be found at this link: Thames Festival Trust, Rivers of the World and below are some examples of the creation process undertaken by our students. Little Ilford School…


Randy makes LIS proud

Randy in 10.6 represented Newham at the London Youth Games last weekend in the football East Region competition at Mabley Green.  The team came first which was amazing and he was a credit to the Borough and Little Ilford. Little Ilford School…



Once Upon a Time

Date: 05 May – 05 July 2019 Time: 11:00 – 16:00 Venue: Valentines Mansion & Gardens, Emerson Rd, Ilford Date: Sunday 5 May Time: 11am-4pm…


Made with Love Fair

The popular Made with Love Fair is back. A celebration of unique handmade crafts, from homeware and jewellery, to food and drink…


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.