The only woo is Essex?

Feeling Romantic in Romford? Royal Mail has named the town the UK's capital of love. Credit: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Romford has been named the UK's 'capital of love', following research on the number of cards posted in the run-up to Valentine's Day.

The Royal Mail says the town's sorting office got the biggest boost in mail volumes ahead of the occasion last year, thanks to the loved-up couples of Essex and East London.

They sent 24.44% more mail on February 13th than on the same day a week earlier, far more than the average nationwide. Elsewhere, the uplift was a decidedly un-romantic 3.43%.

The Romford mail centre processes post from the Romford, Ilford and East London post codes.

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Romford is UK's love capital

Romford has been named the UK's most romantic town - based on new figures from Royal Mail on the number of items posted for Valentine's Day.