Becontree Directory

Becontree is a place in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, 11.4 miles 18.3 km east north-east of Charing Cross.

The area was developed as a large council estate of 27,000 homes between 1921 and 1932 by the London County Council intended as homes for heroes after World War I. With a population of over 100,000 it remains the largest public housing development in the world.