Basildon FAQs

How long does it take to get from Basildon to London?

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.

What train line is available in Basildon?

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).

What are the nearest airports to Basildon?

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.

What is parking like in 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.

Is there free parking in Basildon?

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.

What shopping centres are there in Basildon?

Eastgate shopping centre is the main shopping centre in Basildon. It is also situated fairly close to Lakeside Shopping Centre.

Does Basildon have a high street?

Basildon high street is considered the town centre and is located near the town square. It has an entrance to Eastgate shopping centre.

What primary schools are in Basildon?

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.

What secondary schools are in Basildon?

In Basildon there are many secondary schools, including The James Hornsby School, Woodlands School and De La Salle School.

What is the nearest university to Basildon?

The closest universities to Basildon are the University of Essex and Anglia Ruskin University – with easy access to London universities by train.

Are there parks in Basildon?

Basildon has a few different parks, including Gloucester Park and Northlands Park too.

Where is best to walk dogs in Basildon?

Wat Tyler Country Park in Basildon is a beautiful and scenic location for dog walks.

Does Basildon have a local football club?

The local football club in Basildon is Basildon United FC.

How old is Basildon?

Basildon was formed in 1974, becoming a borough in 2010 – it is the largest town in the borough.

What is Basildon famous for?

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.

Which famous people came from Basildon?

The band Depeche Mode, Brian Belo (Big Brother Winner 2007), Alison Moyet, Andy Barcham and more.

Where is good to eat in Basildon?

Basildon has a wide array of dining options, including some popular choices like Deniz Restaurant, Villagio and Spoon World Buffet and Bar.

Where is Basildon located?

Basildon can be found in the South of Essex, in-between Wickford, Benfleet and Billericay.

What’s the nearest hospital to Basildon?

In Basildon the closest hospital is Basildon University Hospital. It is also the home of the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre – a specialist heart hospital.

Which council is Basildon in?

Basildon is part of the borough of Basildon Council.

Which cinemas are in Basildon?

In the Festival Leisure park there is a Cineworld Cinema which supports IMAX too.

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