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Brookings - Estate and Letting Agents for Barking

As an independent firm of estate agents, with over 50 years’ combined experience, our team’s local knowledge of the Barking area is unrivalled.

The borough of Barking and Dagenham is in East London. It lies around 9 miles east of Central London.

Barking is a friendly and increasingly desirable place to live. Homes in this area are particularly sought after, due to excellent road and public transport connections, which make for a short and easy commute into the centre of London.

On the Underground, Barking is served by the District and Hammersmith & City line as well as two early morning Circle line services. Barking railway station is also served by National Rail (c2c) and London Overground services.

Did you know?

• There are two theories as to how the town got its name. Some historians believe the name is derived from ‘Berecingas’, meaning ‘the settlement of the descendants of a man named Bereca. Others think the name means ‘the settlement by the birch trees’.

• Historic Barking Abbey is a former 7th century monastery – its ruins can still be explored today and its famous Curfew Tower features on the borough’s coat of arms.

• Barking Abbey is also home to classical concerts and the popular Barking Folk Festival – one of many events in the borough’s Summer of Festivals programme.

• Singer-song writer Billy Bragg and former England World Cup captain Bobby Moore were born in Barking.

Easter Egg Barking has its own theatre and performance art venue – The Broadway – offering a regular programme of music, drama and theatre.

No-one knows Barking better than the team at Brookings. If you are planning a move to the area, call us today and find out about the fantastic properties that are available to buy and rent.


Brookings Estates

296 Heathway
United Kingdom