Upminster

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Coordinates: 51°33′21″N 0°15′04″E / 51.555743°N 0.251239°E / 51.555743; 0.251239

Upminster is a suburban town in northeast London, England, and part of the London Borough of Havering.[2] Located 16.5 miles (26.6 km) east-northeast of Charing Cross, it is one of the locally important district centres identified in the London Plan,[2] and comprises a number of shopping streets and a large residential area. It was historically a rural village in the county of Essex and formed an ancient parish.[3] Although peripheral to London, the town has good transport links; it was first connected to central London by rail in 1885[3] and has a station on the London Underground network.[4] The economic history of Upminster is characterised by a shift from farming to garden suburb.[3] As part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, Upminster significantly expanded and increased in population, becoming part of Hornchurch Urban District in 1934, and has formed part of Greater London since 1965.[5]

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