Emerson Park

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
Emerson Park is located in Greater London
Emerson Park
Emerson Park
Location within Greater London
Population11,977 (Emerson Park ward 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ545885
• Charing Cross15.4 mi (24.8 km) WSW
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtRM11
Dialling code01708
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
51°34′27″N 0°13′49″E / 51.5741°N 0.2304°E / 51.5741; 0.2304Coordinates: 51°34′27″N 0°13′49″E / 51.5741°N 0.2304°E / 51.5741; 0.2304

It is part of the Hornchurch post town and forms part of the Hornchurch and Upminster Parliamentary constituency.


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. In January 2019 the average price of all properties sold in the RM11 postcode which includes Emerson Park was approximately £570,000 and the average price of all detached houses sold was approximately £970,000.[2]

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.[citation needed]



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.


  1. ^ Census Information Scheme (2012). "2011 Census Ward Population Estimates". Greater London Authority. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  2. ^ https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices-in-my-area/marketTrendsTotalPropertiesSoldAndAveragePrice.html?searchLocation=Rm11&sellersPriceGuide=Update+Results[bare URL]

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