Basildon is a large city in Essex, to the east of Central London. Being within easy reach of the capital, particularly the Docklands area, Basildon is, in many ways, a commuter town. Indeed, the links to London are strong, largely because Basildon was in fact created as a ‘new town’ in the wake of World War II in or to accommodate London overspill bringing together 4 villages.
Basildon has an interesting character. It is the one of the most densely populated areas of Essex. It is well connected via the train and road networks. Its town centre is characteristic of its 1960s heritage and is home to all the typical high street stores you would expect.