town in the Borough of Basildon, Essex, England

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

Get inEdit

Billericay is accessible by car and by train on national express, there is a train leaving from London Liverpool St 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 aroundEdit

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

SeeEdit

  • The Cater Museum. On the High Street. 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. Billericay's historic buildings are mixed in among some rather less attractive ones from the 1970s and 1980s.
  • The Billericay Society. Has information about some of the historic buildings.
  • 1 Norsey Woods, Outwood Common Rd. 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.    

DoEdit

  • Barleylands. 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. They play in the Ryman League Premier Division.

EventsEdit

Local events throughout the year include:

  • Billericay Summerfest
  • Billericay Christmas Market
  • Billericay Fireworks

BuyEdit

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

The biggest shop is Waitrose.

EatEdit

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

Italian:

DrinkEdit

Amongst the pubs and bars in the town centre are:

  • Red Lion.
  • Chequers
  • Blue Boar.
  • Stewart's Bar
  • The Railway Tavern
  • The Crown
  • 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!

SleepEdit

The nearest hotels are in Basildon.

CampingEdit

Go nextEdit

  • Burnham-on-Crouch - nice quaint seaside town
  • Colchester - historic town with a castle
  • Brentwood - accessible by train or car, home of the hit television show The Only Way is Essex.
  • Southend - accessible by train, seaside town with the longest pleasure pier in the world.
  • London - 30 minutes away by train via London Liverpool Street
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