Barking Tourism

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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.

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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.

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Facts and Stats for Barking*

  • Pollution Statistics in Barking

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

    • Air Pollution 63.86 (High)
    • Water Pollution 43.2 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.29 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 48.01 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.48 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 43.64 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 46.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20.17 (Low)
  • Barking: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Barking for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Barking.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.78 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50.55 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 48.76 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.85 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 39.45 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.53 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.65 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55.66 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.06 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.69 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.59 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.39 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 54.68 (Moderate)
  • Living in Barking - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Barking is 124.81 (High)

    • Safety Index 52.21 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.44 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 48.63 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 88.85 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.81 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 22.17 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 92.63 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Barking

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.63 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 88.79 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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