The Blue Sapphire Hotel offers the perfect setting for Bed & Breakfast In London.

Blue sapphire hotel is located just a minute’s walk away from Seven Kings station. 15 mins away from central London by train.
London city airport is only 6km away from our hotel. Valentines Park and Ilford town center are only a few miles away. Each room is fully air-conditioned with en-suite and high-speed Wi-Fi. Accessibility for people with reduced mobility.

Valentines Park

The park has a diverse tree collection including 300-year-old field maple, ornamental gardens, flowering meadows, and a network of accessible paths for you to enjoy. There are two children’s play areas as well as two different cafes with a great selection of food and beverages. Valentines Park is our premiere award-winning park securing the prestigious Green Flag and has just been voted by the public as one of the Top Ten parks in the country in the People’s Choice Award for the fifth time.

The new outdoor gym at Valentines Park is open
With 15 pieces of equipment and a total of 20 workstations, it is one of the biggest in London!

Barbecues are not permitted at any of our parks and open spaces. 

Activities in the park

We have a range of weekly activities taking place at Valentines Park such as park run, Dementia Walks, and Talk and Tennis Coaching. For more information see our regular activities timetable.

Valentines Mansion & Gardens

At the end of the 1850s, the Great Northern Railway Company opened Wood Green (now Alexandra Palace) station and the Great Northern Palace Company acquired Tottenham Wood Farm. The latter company opened a pleasure garden and then reused materials from the international exhibition held at South Kensington in 1862 to build the first Alexandra Palace. A railway branch line connected the palace with Highgate station on Archway Road.

Kenneth More Theatre

About the centre

Vision officially took over the management of the Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford on 1 September 2019.

The Theatre was named after the much loved British Film and Stage actor Kenneth More who died in 1982. Featuring a steeply raked auditorium and a small studio theatre, it was designed by the Borough Architect and officially opened on 3 January 1975. The theatre will continue to operate as before, putting on new shows, as well as reimagining older ones. Local community groups will also be given access to the space to create bold new projects, such as drama lessons for local children.

If you are interested in hiring the theatre or would like to be considered as a volunteer at the theatre, please register your information via our ‘Enquire Now‘ online form. Please be aware that we are not currently recruiting any staff for the Theatre, however, any future vacancies will be advertised on our website. We will ensure that the KMT is available to hire by a range of theatre companies both old and new, along with a new programme of events and activities.

Clayhall Park

About the park

Clayhall Park is a mature well-landscaped park set in the heart of one of Ilford’s premier residential areas and one of our Green Flag Award Parks. There is a formal rose garden, pagoda, and an impressive avenue of mature horse chestnut trees. Complete with a small maze with wheelchair access, the Rose Garden provides beautiful scenery and a relaxing escape from the rest of the park. The Park also has 2 play areas for younger children and for older children and  pre-bookable tennis courts.


We have 7 courts available to play on. The four main tennis courts (courts 1-4) are in two blocks in the middle of the park. Courts 5-7 are part of a multi sports area at the south end of the park. South Park is easily accessible from Putney Bridge or Parson’s Green (see map below for details). Between courts 1&2 and 3&4 there is a friendly cafe serving food and refreshments, and toilets are also available nearby.


Frenford has many opportunities for sports coaching such as;

  • Football

  • Cricket

  • Badminton

  • Basketball

  • Table Tennis

  • Dance

  • Wheelchair Basketball

Frenford organizes recreational and competitive sessions so can cater for coaches of all abilities, and as a reward to our committed volunteers, we offer to put them on courses such as FA or ECB level 1 or 2 courses which helps the volunteers develop, increase their skill set and make themselves more employable for future jobs.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of the sports above please contact