The London Borough of Havering is situated in Outer London, and areas such as Romford and Rainham fall under its umbrella. Although for some people not a natural first choice of place to stay when considering renting an apartment or house for a visit to London, it does merit closer thought. The borough is just far enough away from the centre of London to seem positively tranquil in comparison, whilst at the same time, having all the necessary transport links into the centre to see the sights. Self catering accommodation in Havering will enable you to have a base that feels like home as you visit not only London, but the surrounding countryside as well.
Whilst you are on holidays in Havering, you might like to take a step back from visiting all the tourist sites, and have a day to chill and relax. Havering is an ideal place to do this, with many well maintained public parks and open spaces. This means that if you wish to go jogging or go out for a stroll, you can do so away from the traffic. If golf is more your style, then you will be pleased to know that Havering has a number of courses to choose from.
If you are planning your holidays in Havering around the 2012 Olympics, then you may already have a full schedule. However, there is plenty more to see and do in London! Spend some time in the Westminster area, and try to get a photo taken of a red double-decker bus, as it passes in front of Big Ben. See the changing of the guard, and visit Westminster abbey. For a little bit of culture, there may be a ballet in town, or an opera being performed. The museums and art galleries of London are almost bursting at the seams with amazing exhibits; and a tour of a football ground would be a great idea if you are a fan of the premiership. The south coast is reasonably close, and a day trip to Brighton would enable you to see more of the country, and escape the city for a while.
London experiences a temperate climate and if you are taking holidays in Havering during July and August, there may be some rain, even though the temperature will be peaking at around 23 degrees Celsius or more. During the winter, several layers are needed, as the temperature averages around 8 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall for this part of the UK is around 22 inches.
London is served by no less than 5 international airports and you may choose to rely on any one of them for your holidays in Havering. In order of size these are: London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN), London Luton (LTN) and London City (LCY). A number of airlines fly into these airports from other parts of the UK and these include British Airways, BMI Baby, easyJet, Flybe, Ryanair and Air Southwest. Fly from airports such as Liverpool (LPL), Glasgow (GLA), Plymouth (PLH), Manchester (MAN), Newcastle(NCL) and Aberdeen (ABZ).
London will be hosting events during the London Olympics, and with Havering Olympics accommodation, you're right next to the sporting action.