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Basildon

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Basildon is a town in Essex, England


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The Glass Bell Tower, opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1999, the 30m high glass bell tower is the first of its kind in the world and also contains the first bell ever to be cast by a woman in the year 1441 [1]

Wat Tyler Country Park is a country park named in honour of the leader of the peasants revolt of 1381. The park which includes a visitor centre, has several old cottages, a marina, a sculpture trail and playground facilities for children [2]

Motorboat Museum situated within Wat Tyler Country Park this a fascinating collection of motorcraft and outboard motors from the early days of steam launches right up to the latest offshore powerboats [3]


  • Festival Leisure Park -

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The main drinking area in Basildon is the Festival Leisure park which is located about two miles from the town centre.

Bonds Offical warm up bar of the nightclubs on festival leisure.

Lava and Ignite Two mainstream nightclubs that are joined upstairs, Lava is for over 25's

Jumping Jaks A popular alternative to Lava and Ignite, plays a wide mix of music and has a very party like atmosphere.

Chicago Rock Cafe Run of the mill Chicargos really, large screen and a lot of fighting.

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Some areas of the town can be a little rough at night but are generally safe & only the normal precautions are needed to be taken. Avoid the various suburbs out of town at all costs, especially the Laindon Link Estate which was known informally as Alcatraz for years due to its poor design, making getting out quite difficult. Along with the notorious Craylands estate it is best to avoid due to high levels of petty crime.

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