Staying in a bed and breakfast in Ilford places you in the heart of one of outer London’s most cosmopolitan boroughs. Ilford train station boasts fast and frequent overground rail services to London Liverpool Street and Gants Hill tube station to the north of Ilford which is on the Central line of the London Underground. The town is in Travelcard Zone 4, making a Zone 1 to 4 daily or weekly travelcard the best option for visitors wanting to access the centre of London during their stay.
One of Ilford’s stranger claims to fame is that it is where the only complete skull of a mammoth discovered in the United Kingdom was found in 1860. It was unearthed where Boots the Chemist now stands in the High Road and can now be seen in the Natural History Museum.