The journey by train from Basildon to London is around 33 minutes. The c2c line will take you from Basildon into Fenchurch Street. By car, it takes around 1 hour.
The trainline in Basildon is the c2c line, part of National Rail. The line serves locations throughout South East Essex as well as Upminster, Barking, West Ham and central London locations too (Fenchurch Street).
London Southend Airport is closes, located within around 15kms. As for other London airports, London City is within 30km and Stansted is 38kms away from Basildon.
There is ample parking in both residential areas and the town centre. There are also options to rent a garage and apply for parking permits. For more information visit: Basildon Council’s Website.
There are several locations that offer free parking for customers and visitors only. However, there are many paid options available in Basildon town centre as well.
Eastgate shopping centre is the main shopping centre in Basildon. It is also situated fairly close to Lakeside Shopping Centre.
Basildon high street is considered the town centre and is located near the town square. It has an entrance to Eastgate shopping centre.
There are a number of primary schools in Basildon including Felmore Primary School, Cherry Tree Primary School, the Willows Primary School and Whitmore Primary School and Nursery.
In Basildon there are many secondary schools, including The James Hornsby School, Woodlands School and De La Salle School.
The closest universities to Basildon are the University of Essex and Anglia Ruskin University – with easy access to London universities by train.
Basildon has a few different parks, including Gloucester Park and Northlands Park too.
Wat Tyler Country Park in Basildon is a beautiful and scenic location for dog walks.
The local football club in Basildon is Basildon United FC.
Basildon was formed in 1974, becoming a borough in 2010 – it is the largest town in the borough.
One of Basildon’s main attractions is Festival Leisure, a leisure destination outside of Basildon. Commonly known as ‘Bas-vegas’, it’s the home of a cinema, numerous restaurants and other entertainment.
The band Depeche Mode, Brian Belo (Big Brother Winner 2007), Alison Moyet, Andy Barcham and more.
Basildon has a wide array of dining options, including some popular choices like Deniz Restaurant, Villagio and Spoon World Buffet and Bar.
Basildon can be found in the South of Essex, in-between Wickford, Benfleet and Billericay.
In Basildon the closest hospital is Basildon University Hospital. It is also the home of the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre – a specialist heart hospital.
Basildon is part of the borough of Basildon Council.
In the Festival Leisure park there is a Cineworld Cinema which supports IMAX too.