District in East London
, coupled with Dagenham
to form the London borough
of Barking and Dagenham
. It has a station on the District Line
, but little else of real interest1
. Since 'barking' is also a colloquialism for insanity (barking mad
), people may sometime refer to someone being 'Upminster
mad' - way beyond Barking.
1:If someone who knows more about Barking wants to correct this flagrant misrepresentation, they'll get C!'ed.