Redbridge, London
Get Redbridge, London essential facts below. View Videos or join the Redbridge, London discussion. Add Redbridge, London to your topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Redbridge, London

Redbridge is located in Greater London
Location within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ428883
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townILFORD
Postcode districtIG1, IG4
Dialling code020
UK Parliament
London Assembly

Redbridge is a district of Ilford, located within the London Borough of Redbridge in east London. It is home to Redbridge Institute of Adult Education[1] and Redbridge Football Club.


The name comes from a bridge over the River Roding which was demolished in 1921. The bridge was made of red brick, unlike other bridges in the area made of white stone. The name was later applied to the wider London borough created in 1965. The bridge was earlier known as Hocklee's Bridge.[2]


The Redbridge formed part of the ancient parish of Barking, Essex. In 1888 it became part of the new civil parish of Ilford. The civil parish became a local board district in 1890, urban district in 1894 and municipal borough in 1926. The Municipal Borough of Ilford was abolished in 1965 and its former area became part of the London Borough of Redbridge in Greater London.[3]

The former town hall in Ilford is now known as Redbridge Town Hall.[4]

Transport and locale

The nearest London Underground station is Redbridge on the Central line.

Nearest places

Notable people


  1. ^ Redbridge Institute of Adult Education
  2. ^ Mills, Anthony David (2001). Dictionary of London Place Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280106-6.
  3. ^ 'The borough of Ilford', A History of the County of Essex: Volume 5 (1966), pp. 249-266. URL: Date accessed: 11 October 2013
  4. ^ "Redbridge Register Office (Redbridge Town Hall)". London Borough off Redbridge. Retrieved 2020.

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Music Scenes