Basildon is one of the most populated towns in the county of Essex. It boasts a combination of modern and historic architecture with landmarks such as Brooke House and Festival Leisure Park acting as symbols of both ends of the spectrum. A number of famous people have resided in the area over the years, including James Tomkins, Stuart Bingham, Joan Sims and Keith Chapman. Basildon Enterprise Corridor represents the economic development that is undergoing in the town and is home to a number of modern buildings for businesses.
The town of Basildon is home to a wide variety of professionals and businesses such as accountants, financial advisors, carpenters, furniture manufacturers, mini-bus rental companies, pest control agencies and software development services. The FirstGroup has its customer service centre in Basildon as are the regional head offices of Konica Minolta. There are many modern locations where it is possible to rent serviced offices.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Basildon has a number of entertainment venues including the Festival Leisure Park, which hosts live acts, live music and the performing arts all under the same roof. Towngate theatre is the place to catch the latest stage productions while the town also has a wakeboarding complex, Festival Wakeboard Park, for water sports enthusiasts. Dining out in and around Basildon means you can taste a variety of global cuisines including American food at the Roadhouse Diner, Chinese cuisine at Aroma and traditional English food at Quays. You can sample Persian food at The Gun Pub, while Frankie & Benny’s is the place to enjoy Italian American food in a lively atmosphere.
The railway stations at Basildon and Pitsea are the town’s links to London, Tilbury and Southend. Laindon station is also within easy reach. There is a good network of buses and taxis that serve the town, offering ease and convenience for those who require road transportation. Basildon is located at the junction of the A13, A127 and A130, giving the town access to Chelmsford, Southend-on-Sea and London.