Basildon Tourism, United Kingdom

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Basildon /ˈbæzɪldən/ is the largest town in the borough of Basildon in the county of Essex, England. It lies 32 miles (51 km) east of Central London, 11 miles (18 km) south of the city of Chelmsford and 10 miles (16 km) west of Southend-on-Sea. Nearby smaller towns include Billericay to the north, Wickford northeast and South Benfleet to the east. It was created as a new town after World War II in 1948 to accommodate the London population overspill, from the conglomeration of four small villages, namely Pitsea, Laindon, Basildon and Vange. The new town which took the name Basildon was the most central of the four. The local government district of Basildon, which was formed in 1974 and received borough status in 2010, encapsulates a larger area than the town itself; the two neighbouring towns of Billericay and Wickford, as well as rural villages and smaller settlements set among the surrounding countryside, fall within its borders. Basildon Town is one of the most densely populated areas in the county. Some of Basildon's residents work in Central London due to the town being well connected in the county to the City of London and the Docklands financial and corporate headquarters districts, with a 36-58 minute journey from the three Basildon stations to London Fenchurch Street. Basildon also has access to the City via road, on the A127, and A13.

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Home to pretty treasures, Basildon is United Kingdom's best kept secret. The nearest major city to Basildon is London. London, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like The London Eye, British Museum, Tower Of London. A vacation to Basildon can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Basildon*

  • Basildon: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Basildon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Basildon.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 100 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Basildon - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 21.88 (Low)
    • Climate Index 88.44 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.01 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.01 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 67.25 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Basildon

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Basildon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 88.04 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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