Barking Tourism

Barking is a suburban town in England, and forms part of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. It is 8.8 miles (14.2 km) east of Charing Cross and is one of 35 major centres identified in the London Plan. It was historically a fishing and agrarian settlement in the county of Essex and formed an ancient parish. Its economic history is characterised by a shift to market gardening, and industrial development to the south adjacent to the River Thames. The railway station opened in 1854 and has been served by the London Underground since 1908. As part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, Barking significantly expanded and increased in population, primarily due to the development of the London County Council estate at Becontree in the 1920s, and it became a municipal borough in 1931, and part of Greater London in 1965. In addition to an extensive and fairly low-density residential area, the town centre forms a large retail and commercial district, currently a focus for regeneration. The former industrial lands to the south are being redeveloped as Barking Riverside.


Barking in United Kingdom awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Barking. A gripping city on its own right, London also deserves a visit. Add London to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like The London Eye, British Museum, Tower Of London. Also, to reach Barking, you'll have to take a flight to London; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Barking are of 1-2 days.

Yes,it is that simple really! Enjoy your trip! Keep travelling!

  • Know the pollution level of Barking before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 66.04 (High)
    • Water Pollution 43.17 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.87 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 49.04 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.63 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.24 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 46.48 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20.53 (Low)
  • How safe is Barking for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Barking.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.05 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 54.85 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 54.97 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 36.29 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 43.2 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50.12 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 52.3 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 59.87 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.97 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.72 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 51.97 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 39.05 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.75 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Barking is 117.46 (High)

    • Safety Index 47.24 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.25 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 60.52 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 46.57 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 82.43 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 68.3 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 22.57 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 78.88 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Barking

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.38 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 88.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 87.08 USD

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