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Coordinates: 51°33′30″N 0°06′43″E / 51.55836°N 0.11192°E / 51.55836; 0.11192

Goodmayes is located in Greater London

 Goodmayes shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ465865
London borough Redbridge
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ILFORD
Postcode district IG3
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Ilford South
London Assembly Havering and Redbridge
List of places: UK • England • London

Goodmayes is a place in east London, England. It is a suburban development in the London Borough of Redbridge and forms part of the Ilford post town, situated approximately two miles to the east of Ilford town centre.

Goodmayes Park, an area of open space containing a lake, basketball and tennis courts, is located here. It once contained a bandstand and a boathouse but these are no longer available

There is also a psychiatric hospital in Barley Lane known as Goodmayes Hospital which forms part of the North East London NHS Foundation Trust. On Barley Lane, Brookside is based. Brookside is, according to 'the quality network for inpatient CAMHS services' (QNIC), an adolescent unit that provides a high standard of care. Brookside comprises Brookside Main, Interact Outreach service and the Willows at Brookside High Dependency Unit.



Goodmayes was largely undeveloped until the end of the 19th century, when large scale suburban development took place as London expanded. However, Goodmayes does appear on maps as late as the 1770s. Most of the area here and in neighbouring Seven Kings was built up between 1898 and 1910 by the developer A. C. Corbett who used new stations on the Great Eastern Railway to promote the new suburbs.[1] Goodmayes station was built in 1901.[2] Since then, little has changed in the area and the lines of Edwardian terraced housing continue to dominate the area with relatively few more recent additions.

Administratively, Goodmayes has always been a part of Ilford, and its political history has followed that of its parent from being part of a ward of Barking parish to the London Borough of Redbridge today.

Transport and locale


Nearest places

Nearest railway stations

The nearest London Underground stations are Barking — on the District Line and Newbury Park — on the Central Line. Goodmayes railway station is a part of the National Rail network, with trains to London Liverpool Street.

Local Scout groups

Goodmayes is home to various local Scout groups including 4th Goodmayes who are located on Barley Lane next to St Pauls Church. Ages start from 6 up to 15 with the three sections called the Beavers, the Cubs and the Scouts. Their home is called the Gaffery which has had many different buildings in the past with their current home being incorporated with the St Paul's Community Centre which opened in 2006.[3]

7th Goodmayes is a new scout group started in 2006 and already has over 100 members. It is the first scout group in East London to be run by Muslims for the whole community. In a short time of existence it has accomplished many many tasks and activities, these include visiting the House of Lords, Buckingham Palace, numerous water sports activities including rafting, sailing, kayaking and canoeing. They also have done a considerable amount to contribute to the community, such as, tree planting and a sponsored walk for Comic Relief raising over 1000 pounds[4] Other activities include archery, wall climbing, camping, etc.[5]


  1. ^ Victoria County History: A History of the County of Essex Volume 5, Chapter 36 The Borough of Ilford (1966)
  2. ^ Cherry, O'Brien and Pevsner, The Buildings of England - London 5: East (2005), Yale University Press, New Haven ISBN 0-300-10701-3
  3. ^ 4th Goodmayes Scout Group - Webpage
  4. ^ BBC News - Comic Relief
  5. ^ 7th Goodmayes Scout Group - Webpage


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