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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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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Divino Lounge Bar
Divino Lounge Bar Ilford

Drinking fancy cocktails always puts us in the mood to have a good time. Discover your new favourite cocktail at Divino
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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. 

Shopping & Fashion in Ilford

Shopping & Fashion in Ilford

Ilford has independent shops dotted throughout the city, though there are some streets with more shops than others. There are also a number of specialist shops, including jewellers, art galleries, toy stores, antiques dealers and seaside gift shops, as well as countless boutiques.

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Health and Wellbeing in Ilford

Health & Wellbeing in Ilford

Unwind in luxurious treatment rooms in a choice of beautiful and professional salons around Ilford. Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Waxing, Consultations, Massages and more are offered in Ilford’s best beauty salons.

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~What’s on in Ilford the versatile website!~

We have people visiting our website from all over the country and helping them have a good time in Ilford. Using our What's On In Ilford website you can explore the best places to visitthings to do, hotelsrestaurants and much more! We even have an online business directory where you can search for the services of various trades people and many other sectors. 

Local services in Ilford

Local Services

Visitors, students and residents of Ilford can find information about local services and amenities or visit Events to find out more about local events or Local Traders about local tradespeople.

Properties for Sale & Rent in Ilford

Properties for Sale & Rent

Estate agencies in Ilford are offering a great variety of properties on the area's favourite locations. In Ilford you can find an excellent selection of properties for sale and rent.

Things to do in Ilford

Things to do

Enjoy a family day out in Ilford, with different things to do whatever the weather. Explore green spaces, laser tag and play centres.

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Manor Park Schools Book Award

On Friday 24th June 2022, Little Ilford School Book Club members joined other book club members from our feeder schools to celebrate our second Manor Park Schools Book Award (first in person as we were on Zoom last year). The award was set up to encourage and inculcate a love of wider reading to all students in order for them to enhance their knowledge and understanding of every subject that they learn in school and for their future lives. Five books were shortlisted for the award but “Jelly”, written by Jo Cotterill, got the most votes and was declared the winner.  As a thank you Jo Cotterill herself sent us a lovely video message which can be viewed here: Our special guest, Mr Bobby Seagull, had great rapport with his audience and also brought to their attention a Jane Austen quote featured on ten pound notes which says, “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading”. At LIS library we definitely agree with this statement! Mr Finn our Headteacher and Mr Seagull presented the Best Reader Award to one pupil from each participating school. 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.