London Borough Of Havering
The London Borough of Havering is a London borough in northeast Outer London. It is bordered to the south by the Thames, to the west by the [London Borough of Redbridge]? and the [London Borough of Barking and Dagenham]?. It is roughly bordered to the east with the M25 with [North Ockendon]? the only settlement to fall outside.
It is named from an ancient liberty that surrounded the (now ruined) royal palace at Havering-atte-Bower. The principal town in Havering is [Romford]?.
The borough has a population of 242,200 over 43 square miles. Havering has a higher proportion of residents in white ethnic groups than other outer London boroughs (95.1% - 2001 census). The Indian population is the most significant ethnic minority group in Havering (1.2%).
Because of London Underground and fast rail connections to central London from transport hubs at [Romford]? and Upminster much of Havering has considerable residential development which has occurred throughout the last century.
[Romford]? is the main commercial hub of the borough and there is also some industry to the south between [Rainham]? and the Thames, where the A13 trunk road passes through the borough. The [A12]? trunk road also passes through the borough to the north, close to [Romford]?. Large sections of Havering are parkland and half the borough is [greenbelt]? protected land.