The London Borough of Havering is a London borough in East London, England and forms a part of Outer London. The London Borough of Havering was established in 1965 by the combined former area of the Municipal Borough of Romford and Hornchurch Urban District which had been moved to Greater London from Essex by the London Government Act 1963. The name Havering is a reference to the Royal Liberty of Havering which occupied the area for a number of centuries. The local authority is Havering London Borough Council.
The main town in Havering is Romford and the other main communities are Hornchurch, Upminster and Rainham. Havering is bordered south by the London Borough of Bexley by the River Thames, to the west by the London Borough of Redbridge and also the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and to the north and east by Essex. The borough is mainly characterised by suburban development with big areas of protected open space. Havering covers an overall area of 43.35 square miles. There's a high ratio of area per capita as large sections of Havering are parkland and 23 square miles (60 km2), which is more than half of the borough, is Metropolitan Green Belt protected land. Those locations of development are comprehensive but hardly ever intensive.
In accordance with population estimates from 2014, it has a permanent population of around 245974 people. Havering is served by the London Underground and there's an extensive network of London Bus routes.