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Billericay

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Billericay is a town in Essex with a population of about 40,000. Many of its residents commute daily to London by train.

Get in[edit]

Billericay is accessible by car and by train on national express, there is a train leaving from Liverpool Street station every few minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes outside peak. It is served by trains to Southend Victoria and Southminster.

There are also regular buses mostly run by First.

The 100 goes every 20 minutes between Chelmsford and Lakeside. The 551 goes every half hour between Brentwood and Basildon. The 222 goes between Wickford and Billericay.

Get around[edit]

Billericay High Street is a few minutes walk south from the train station. There is a taxi rank located outside of the station with regular services available.

See[edit][add listing]

  • The Cater Museum, on the High Street, [1]. Has many local historical artifacts.
  • The Billericay Historical Walk is a good way of seeing the most interesting older buildings. There are several buildings from the 16th century in the High Street. Unfortunately Billericay's historic buildings are mixed in amongst some rather less attractive ones from the 70s and 80s.
  • The Billericay Society, [2] has information about some of the historic buildings.
  • Norsey Woods, [3]. A Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Relics from as long ago as the Stone Age have been found there and it has been designated an Ancient Monument.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Barleylands, [4] just outside the town, has many things to see and do, including a children's farm centre and museum and a craft village. It can easily be accessed by public transport on the 100 bus from the town centre and station.
  • Billericay Town Football Club[5] currently plays in the Ryman League Premier Division.

Buy[edit][add listing]

The High Street has a mixture of chain stores and small independent shops.

The biggest shop is Waitrose[6].


Eat[edit][add listing]

There are loads of places to eat and drink for a place of its size.

Italian:

  • Yau's. (Chinese)
  • Silver Lotus. (Chinese)
  • Thai Concept. (Thai)
  • Thai House. (Thai)
  • Village Bar and Grill, [11].
  • The Ivory Rooms, [12].
  • The Magic Mushroom, [13].
  • Kosthuree. (Indian)
  • Indian Ruchi. (Indian)
  • The Raj. (Indian)

Drink[edit][add listing]

Amongst the pubs and bars in the town centre are:

  • Chequers
  • Stewart's Bar
  • The Railway Tavern
  • The Crown
  • Rising Sun
  • Coach and Horses

Pleasingly none of Billericay's pubs employs the ridiculous Essex tradition of only allowing people in who are wearing the right type of footwear!

Sleep[edit][add listing]

The nearest hotels are in Basildon.

Camping[edit]

  • Barleylands, [17]. Camping in the summer.


Get out[edit]

There are a number of local events throughout the year including: - Billericay Summerfest - Billericay Christmas Market - Billericay Fireworks

More events can be found at [www.billericayessex.co.uk/whats-on]



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