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Have you ever been to Basildon?

Have you ever been to Basildon? Located in Essex, the town has some interesting history behind it. It was developed as part of the New Towns Act of 1946 due to the need for new housing following overcrowding in London post-WWII.

Fast forward almost 70 years and Basildon now has over 100,000 residents. Those who live in the south will know that Basildon is a popular commuter town to the Big Smoke, with approximately 26 miles separating the two.

So whether you’re staying at our Basildon hotel for business or pleasure, you’re only a short train ride away from all of the action in the capital! But did you know the town has its own cultural aspects to offer?

A Heritage Trail was devised by a heritage team, 200 local school children from 5 Basildon primary schools and local artists to pinpoint local landmarks such as St Nicholas Church – a Grade I listed building – and the site where Basildon Hall once stood protected by its moat. The remains of the moat still exist but the Hall was knocked down as part of the new town development in the 1940’s.

Here are some interesting facts about our Basildon hotel:


  • We cater on a monthly basis Veterans breakfast to support our Veterans
  • Gloucester Park fishing lake (home to the Basildon Festival) is just a five minute walk away
  • We are close to Barleylands where a variety of events are held throughout the year (dog shows, food festivals, railway days, etc.)
  • The sell out We Are FSTVL is only a 30 minute car journey from our hotel


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