Open House Festival

Barking Town Centre Tour

walk/tour

1 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7LU

Barking town centre has seen significant development over recent years with substantial growth in housing and infrastructure. These guided tours will visit existing award winning schemes and set out the vision for the future of the town.

Getting there

Tube

Barking

Train

Barking

Bus

62, 287, 368, EL1, EL2

Access

Facilities

About

Overview

Barking Town Centre is changing fast with significant new development and a record number of cranes across the skyline. Barking has a fascination history from having the country’s largest fishing fleet through to being William the Conqueror’s base whilst the Tower of London was built. The tour will highlight Barking’s history, the wide range of new development underway and the vision for Barking’s future. The tour (all external) and led by Be First, The Council's Regeneration company will last around 2.5 hours and visit around 30 locations include the following:

Barking Town Square/Town Hall

Short Blue Place/Technical Skills Academy (RMA)

360/BEC/Crown House/Make It Barking

A House for Artists (Apparata)

William Street Quarter (AHMN/ML)

North Street (Peter Barber)

Abbey ruins and Curfew Tower

Town Quay

River Roding developments

Ice House Quarter

Gascoigne Estate

Axe Street

Abbey Leisure Centre

Online presence

yourcall.befirst.london/barking-town-centre

www.instagram.com/befirstregeneration

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