Bedfords Park became a public park in the 1930s, and features a Visitor Centre, specimen trees and a variety of wildlife habitats.
- Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts
Access contact details
The site is open daily, closes at dusk.
Rail: Romford then bus/walk. Bus: 103, 256, 500, 502
London Borough of Havering
The original manor house at Bedfords Park was built in 1771, and enlarged in 1865-1867 when nearby the hilltop laid out as gardens with exotic trees. Hot houses and a pinery are known to have existed in 1818, and a walled garden possibly in the 1860s. The property entered public ownership in 1933, serving as a museum, but was demolished in 1959 and replaced with a modern cafe. A red deer park was established in 1934.
- Features & Designations
Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation
- Key Information
Open to the public