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Coordinates: 51°34′37″N 0°04′19″E / 51.5770°N 0.0719°E / 51.5770; 0.0719

Gants Hill
Gants Hill is located in Greater London
Gants Hill

 Gants Hill shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ435885
London borough Redbridge
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ILFORD
Postcode district IG2
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Ilford North
Ilford South
London Assembly Havering and Redbridge
List of places: UK • England • London
Gants Hill Roundabout and entrance to tube station and subway

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 Valentines High School, Beal High School in Clayhall and the selective grammar schools Ilford County High School 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 2003 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.

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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 map). A minor road, Clarence Avenue, also comes off the roundabout. It is one of the busiest junctions in London.

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.

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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

The nearest London Underground station is Gants Hill on the Central Line. Ilford railway station is a National Rail station to the south of the district.

Nearest places

Renovation

Gants Hill roundabout and surrounding area are currently undergoing renovation paid for by Transport For London. It is due to be completed by September 2010.

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