is located in Essex, approximately 25 miles outside London making it a popular location for
commuters to settle. The town is home to over 100,000 people and is well-known
for being the home of Terry Marsh, an ex-world-champion boxer. In 2010, Marsh
stood as an independent candidate in that year's general election for the seat
Basildon and East Thurrock.
of the most popular attractions in Basildon is
the shopping; it boasts a huge shopping centre called East Gate, which attracts
shoppers from miles around.
is also widely known for the Festival
which offers a wide range of attractions to both local people and visitors to
the town. The leisure park incorporates a 16 screen cinema, bowling arcade,
nightclub complex and many other entertainment based attractions.
are two football clubs in Basildon: Basildon
Town and Basildon United.
Twin towns to Basildon include; Heiligenhaus in Germany and Meaux in France