Dagenham is located about 40 minutes from London. When Becontree was built, Dagenham finished its career of being an agricultural area. Headquarters of companies such as Sterling, May & Baker plant, Ever Ready used to be located in Dagenham which is still a home of Ford. The attractions for tourists are Valence House, the manor dating back from the 13th century; the Roundhouse which used to be the epicentre of Rock ‘n’ Roll music in the ’70’s.