Harold Wood: An area guide

Perhaps you have been browsing Harold Wood estate agents looking for your next property but you need to know more about the area? If so, we have created this useful area guide to help you learn more about what Harold Wood has to offer.

Why choose Harold Wood?

Harold Wood is a beautiful suburban area that is within close proximity of London, enabling you to enjoy the city and all that it has to offer. The area has excellent transport links with trains taking you directly into London.

Things to do

Harold Wood is a quiet area but if you look at both Hornchurch and Romford you will find plenty to see and do. You will find cinemas nearby as well as bowling alleys and an abundance of restaurants. There is also the historic market to explore as well as the Queen’s Theatre where you can watch top shows and musicals. If you like to explore the outdoors then there are plenty of green areas which are ideal for walks and picnics. In fact, there are more than 100 green spaces to explore while regeneration has taken place in recent years to bring unused spaces back into use and this has created a wealth of opportunities when it comes to facilities, housing stock and jobs.

You will also find Upminster close by where you will find the Lakeside shopping Centre as well as many other retail parks, all of which create one of the largest retail areas in Europe.


Taking advantage of transport in Harold Wood will never be an issue. There are regular trains that run directly into London in 25 minutes while those who drive will find themselves close to the M25 and the A127 Southend Arterial Road. You can also take advantage of regular bus services in the area, enabling you to travel to Romford town centre where you can link up with the Tube network. It is also close to London Southend Airport where you will find regular flights to many destinations in Europe while London Stansted and London City airports are also nearby.


There is many top schools in the area and that is why the area is a popular choice for those with young children. There are a number of primary schools to choose from such as Harold Wood Primary School and Harold Court School. There is also a number of highly-regarded secondary schools such as Redden Court School while there is also the Havering Sixth Form College too.

Property prices

Harold Wood has experienced a busy housing market in recent months with the average price of a property reaching £414,209. However, as expected, different properties will sell for different prices and so, the average sold prices are:

● Detached houses – £569,031

● Semi-detached houses – £436,511

● Terraced – £393,868

● Flats – £240,000

Harold Wood has lots to offer which is why it is a highly sought after area. With lots to see and do as well as it being close to the centre of London, it is clear to see why more people are looking to move into the area.

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