Best things to do in Barking
Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.
“Barking Park is the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s oldest park, opened in 1898. It consists of nearly 30 hectares consisting of a 910 metre long lake, ornamental areas, tree lined avenues, playing fields and facilities for boating, bowls and football.”
“Ochi Cuisine Directions Caribbean Restaurant Address: 364 Lea Bridge Rd, London E10 7LD Phone:020 8556 0155 Hours: Open today · 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.”
“Cristina’s is a “casual steakhouse“. Also boasting one of London’s most generous & creative Sunday Roasts as well a seasonal non-steak menu full with homemade delights, we’re a perfect choice for those seeking to enjoy a family run, neighbourhood restaurant with a team of friendly waiters and chefs keen to impress.”
Grocery or Supermarket
“Large 24hr grocery store (except on Saturday and Sunday) with home ware section. If it is the middle of the night and your suitcase is broken - head here - they sell them!”
“Rumour has it that Frankie Giuliani was 10 years old when, with his Mamma and Poppa, he left Sicily and landed at Ellis Island, New York in 1924. They moved in with relatives in ‘Little Italy’, a predominantly Italian neighbourhood. Poppa soon found work, but from the home country he'd brought a little money and a lot of ambition. It was no surprise then, when the family opened a restaurant within a year, everybody helping with the building and the cooking in equal measure. Each of them had a favourite dish to contribute, but it was Mamma's home-style cooking that was the base from which the business prospered. Frankie went to the nearby High School and became lifetime friends with Benny, already a third generation American. In 1953 Poppa retired and Frankie and Benny took over the business, combining the best of popular American food with traditional Italian dishes. The rest, as they say, is history...”