Gants Hill


Gants Hill

Infobox UK place
official_name= Gants Hill
map_type= Greater London
region= London
country= England
london_borough= Redbridge
constituency_westminster= Ilford North
constituency_westminster1= Ilford South
post_town= ILFORD
postcode_area= IG
postcode_district= IG2
dial_code= 020
os_grid_reference= TQ435885
latitude= 51.5770
longitude= 0.0719

Gants Hill is a district in the London Borough of Redbridge in North East London. It is a suburban development situated 9.5 miles (15.2 km) north east of Charing Cross.

The name originates from Richard le Gant, who is recorded as living in the area in 1285.

The area is mostly residential with a selection of retail outlets, a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, bars and a hotel. Valentines Park is located between Gants Hill and nearby Ilford.

Valentines High School and Gearies School are schools in the area. Other nearby schools include Beal High School in Clayhall and the selective grammar schools Ilford County and Woodford County located in Barkingside and Woodford respectively.

Perth Road is the main road of the "Commonwealth Estate", overlapping with Ilford proper, in which the roads are named after cities of former British colonies such as Aden, Colombo, Toronto, Quebec, Melbourne and Perth.

The Odeon cinema, originally called the Savoy, was demolished in 2004 to provide space for a block of flats. It stood between Eastern Avenue and Perth Road.

Gants Hill is also home to the 'Faces' nightclub which is popularly frequented by celebrities and Premiership footballers.

Transport Links

Formerly part of the A406, Woodford Avenue has now been renumbered as the A1400 and a new section of the A406 has been built through Redbridge and Ilford to Barking and Beckton.

The A12 runs east-west, and the A123, Cranbrook Road, runs north-south, through Gants Hill roundabout, which is also the endpoint of the A1400. All these roads have several bus routes along them (see [http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/pdf/gantshill-2096.pdf map] ). A minor road, Clarence Avenue, also comes off the roundabout. It is one of the busiest junctions in London.Fact|date=May 2008

Gants Hill tube station on the Central Line of the London Underground is underneath the roundabout. There are several entrances to the station, and the pedestrian tunnels to the station also form an underpass for people wishing to cross the busy roads near the roundabout.

Buses

* 66 - Leytonstone to Romford
* 123 - Ilford High Road (Hainault Street)to Wood Green
* 128 - Claybury Broadway to Romford
* 150 - Beacontree Heath Bus Station to Chigwell Row
* 167 - Ilford High Road (Hainault Street)to Debden
* 179 - Barking Town Centre to Chingford
* 296 - Ilford Roden Street (Sainsbury's) to Romford
* 396 - Ilford Roden Street (Sainsbury's) to King George Hospital (Goodmayes)
* 462 - Ilford High Road (Hainault Street) to Hainault (The Lowe)

Nearest stations

* Ilford railway station

Nearest places

* Barkingside
* Ilford
* Chigwell
* Redbridge
* Manor Park

External links

* [http://www.eleflat.co.uk/Gants_Hill-85_IG2-2007-council-tax.htm Gants Hill, Redbridge council tax bands and charges]


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