Ilford is a large, cosmopolitan town in east London. It provides a fun and busy atmosphere so visitors will find plenty to do in the area. One of the main past-times in Ilford must be shopping! Its one of the largest retail centres in London with the mile-long High Road and the Exchange shopping centre, both full of high street and independent stores. High Road is also home to an abundance of bars and restaurants. Perfect for refreshment whilst taking a break from some retail therapy! Ilford is also particularly close to Stratford where you will find yet more shopping opportunities at Westfield Stratford City and a plethora of activities at the iconic Olympic Park.