Emerson Park shown within Greater London
|Population||11,977 (Emerson Park ward 2011)|
|OS grid reference|
|– Charing Cross||15.4 mi (24.8 km) WSW|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Hornchurch and Upminster|
|London Assembly||Havering and Redbridge|
Emerson Park is a suburban neighbourhood near Hornchurch in the London Borough of Havering, east London. Predominantly affluent and residential, it is located approximately 15 miles (24.1 km) north-east of Charing Cross.
Emerson Park originates from the development of suburban housing in the late 19th century after the coming of the railway. The residential estates that make up the area are Ardleigh Green, Emerson Park and Nelmes. It is located north of the town of Hornchurch and is considered a prestigious neighbourhood in Greater London.
There is some variety in the types of property, however the vast majority are substantially large detached homes on plots of land of at least 0.5 acres (2,000 m2). The roads in the area are wide and lined with mature trees. The architecture is not entirely Victorian or Edwardian, as some plots have been reused over time and some new homes were constructed in contemporary styles. As of 2016[update], the average price of all properties in the RM11 postcode which includes Emerson Park is approximately £450,000 and the average price of all detached houses in the postcode is approximately £730,000.
Being not far from West Ham United's training ground at Chadwell Heath, the area has historically been popular with footballers. Rob Lee, Diafra Sakho, Frank McAvenie and Ray Parlour are current or former residents.
Emerson Park railway station is on a short branch line which sees half-hourly services in each direction between Romford and Upminster. Emerson Park is thus a popular commuter neighbourhood, with its station providing connections to the main lines into both London Liverpool Street and London Fenchurch Street.
It is also served by several London Buses routes.
- Census Information Scheme (2012). "2011 Census Ward Population Estimates". Greater London Authority. Retrieved 30 January 2013.