Where is Romford?

Romford is located in the county of Greater London, London, five miles south-east of the town of Chigwell, 12 miles west of the major town of Basildon, and 14 miles east of London. Romford lies three miles south-west of the Essex border, and was historically in the county of Essex. Romford falls within the London borough council of Havering, under the Greater London Authority. It is in the RM1 postcode district. The post town for Romford is Romford.

Romford on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Romford
Location of Romford within the UK

Which county is Romford in?

Romford is in the ceremonial county of Greater London, the historic county of Essex, and the administrative county of Greater London.

Ceremonial CountyGreater London
Historic CountyEssex
Administrative CountyGreater London

Where is Romford in Greater London?

Romford is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Greater London, and towards the easternmost extremity of Greater London.

Location of Romford within Greater London

What is the postcode for Romford?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Romford is RM1 3HJ.

Where is Romford in RM1?

Romford is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the RM1 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the RM1 postcode district.

Location of Romford within RM1

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What is the post town for Romford?

The post town for Romford is Romford. Romford is in the RM1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Romford.

What is the latitude and longitude of Romford?

The centre of Romford is located at position 51.58071° latitude and 0.18497° longitude.

Latitude51.58071°
Longitude0.18497°

What is the easting and northing of Romford?

The centre of Romford is located at the grid reference easting 551490 and northing 189133 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting551490
Northing189133

What are the nearest towns to Romford?

Position of Romford relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Romford to the centre of the town.

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Romford is 5 miles south-east of Chigwell
6m
Romford is 6 miles south-west of Brentwood
7m
Romford is 7 miles south-east of Loughton
9m
Romford is 9 miles south-east of Epping
9m
Romford is 9 miles south of Chipping Ongar
9m
Romford is 9 miles north of Dartford
9m
Romford is 9 miles north-west of Grays
10m
Romford is 10 miles north-west of Swanscombe
10m
Romford is 10 miles south-east of Waltham Abbey
10m
Romford is 10 miles west of Billericay

What are the nearest cities to Romford?

Position of Romford relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Romford to the centre of the city.

13m
Romford is 13 miles north-east of City of London
14m
Romford is 14 miles east of London
15m
Romford is 15 miles north-east of City of Westminster
16m
Romford is 16 miles south-west of Chelmsford
25m
Romford is 25 miles south-east of St Albans
43m
Romford is 43 miles south of Cambridge
44m
Romford is 44 miles north-west of Canterbury
54m
Romford is 54 miles north of Brighton and Hove
57m
Romford is 57 miles south of Ely
63m
Romford is 63 miles east of Oxford

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