Jordan McSweeney, 29, of no fixed abode, will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday, June 29).
He is charged with the murder of 35-year-old Zara Aleena, attempted rape and robbery.
Police were called at 2.44am on Sunday, June 26, to reports of a woman suffering injuries in Cranbrook Road, Ilford.
Ms Aleena was found suffering head injuries and taken to hospital where she died later that morning.
The charges follow an investigation by homicide detectives from the Met’s specialist crime command.