IT’S ALL AROUND
IT’S ALL AROUND
Barking's amenities are all around you and many are on your doorstep. The modern Abbey Leisure Centre is just 5 minutes’ walk away. You can swim in the 25 metre-long main pool or use the Pure Strength Gym, which offers ladies-only gym and swim sessions and spa treatments too. It's open 7 days a week for dropin sessions and has several membership options. Next door is The Broadway, a modern theatre that has a full programme of music, variety, comedy, dance, family and children's shows all year round.
Behind the leisure centre and theatre is the elegant 20th century Barking Town Hall and rejuvenated main square. Reminiscent of a European piazza with its tall, vibrantly coloured new apartments, there's a cool woodland oasis at its heart. At the centre of the square is Relish coffee shop, situated adjacent to Barking Learning Centre which incorporates the library, learning gallery, conference centre and The Bathouse Spa is currently located here. Nearby, Barking's East Street market brings a colourful bustle to the area four days a week.
Abbey leisure center
east street market
The essentials are all around here too. 360º has several local infant and primary schools, including Ripple - an Ofsted "good school with outstanding features” (May 2016), Northbury, St Margaret's CofE and St Joseph's RC. Secondary schools include Barking Abbey School, Eastbrook Comprehensive School, Dagenham Park CofE, and All Saints RC and Technology College. There are several doctors' surgeries nearby, including those at Vicarage Field Health Centre, Victoria Medical Centre and The Child & Family Centre.
chase nature reserve
relish coffee shop
You'll revel in Barking's numerous attractive green spaces. Barking Park, just 5 minutes walk from 360º, is a restored 30 hectare public park with play areas (including a splash park that's open in the summertime), shrubberies, wildflower meadows and a cafe by the boating lake. On Bobby Moore Way, 5 minutes' walk in the other direction is the fabulous open parkland of Abbey Green, home to the ruined Barking Abbey and former royal monastery that dates back to the 7th century.