Brentwood is accessible by car via the A12 or by train via National Rail, there is a train leaving from Liverpool Street station every ten minutes during peak hours.
One can easily get to Brentwood's high street by foot or by one of the taxis always waiting at the station.
In Brentwood's High Street, just in front of the Bay Tree Shopping centre, there is the ruins of a small chapel originally built for people travelling from London to Colchester. The High Street follows path of the original road between those two, much more significant towns.
For those who enjoy clubbing, Sam's Night club near Wilson's Corner (big pillar commemorating a martyr) was very popular, although it is now closed, and its role is partly taken over by the Eclipse club/pub nearby. If you're looking for somewhere actually designed for young people the Hermit club showcases (mostly) local bands on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7ish until late and although prices vary it is unlikely that you'll spend more than £5 getting in.
Old MacDonald’s Farm (5 minutes from M25 J28) is a colourful farming adventure for all the family. As well as the usual fluffy bunnies, pigs, cows and sheep you will find reindeer and rare breeds from wallabies to alpacas. There is an indoor and an outdoor play area to occupy the kids in all weathers and the Farmyard Café has a full range of hot and cold meals, snacks and refreshments on offer.
Open weekends only, 5-25th January Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Brentwood Museum is a great place to visit if you want to find out a bit more about this historic town. Housed in a 19th century building, previously a sexton’s cottage; you will find a wonderful collection of social and domestic objects dating from 1840 to 1950.
Open April – October between 2.30pm and 4.30pm on the first Sunday of each month.
If you are planning to buy anything, Lakeside Thurrock is probably the best shopping district around.
People come from miles around to drink in Brentwood, for some this is a good reason to avoid the place. The High Street and surrounding roads are chock full of bars and pubs, ranging from the quiet cosy "local" pubs to the C-list celebrity packed and extremely loud Sugar Hut Village although be wary, they don't just serve drinks there.