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A whale of a time in Chadwell Heath

Located close to Romford in East London, Chadwell Heath is well known for the quirky whale references which can be found around the area. Bones from a whale which washed up on the Thames in the 1600s were once used to form an archway at a Nearby road junction and this has inspired a number of things, including the name of the area's Whalebone Lane and also local attraction Moby Adventure Golf. The bones in question are now on display at the Valence House Museum.

Plenty to see and do

Chadwell Heath's location means it is a great place to visit while also exploring everything else that East London has to offer. A range of birds can be spotted at the beautiful Rainham Marshes RSPB Nature Reserve, while anyone looking to shop until they drop will love the array of stores in the Lakeside shopping centre.

Explore the rest of London

There is of course much to enjoy by heading west towards the centre of London. Before you reach the bright lights and famous historic landmarks however, be sure to stop off at Queen Elizabeth Park and marvel at the site which hosted the 2012 Olympic Games. You can also catch some of the biggest acts in the world at The O2, or alternatively walk up the side of the venue to get fantastic views of London's incredible skyline. Looking for a cheap hotel Near to Chadwell Heath? Both the Travelodge London Romford Hotel and Travelodge London Ilford Hotel are in prime locations for visiting the area.