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Situated in the borough of Thurrock in Essex, Tilbury is a town that boasts a rich and fascinating history and is home to a 16th century fort. A number of Roman finds have been unearthed during archaeological excavations in the town, which have provided a further insight into the history of the town. The town started to expand with the constructions of the Tilbury Docks and was once visited by Queen Elizabeth I in 1588. Modern day Tilbury is still an important port town as it is home to a deep water port, which handles a variety of cargo and is one of Britain’s three main container ports, the other two being Felixstowe and Southampton.
With its excellent port facilities Tilbury is home to shipping companies such as Wilhelmsen Ships Service and John Good. When it comes to the occupants of the office space and retail units in Tilbury, you will find a selection of different business types. This includes cake makers, cleaning companies, removal firms, painting contractors, import and export companies, locksmiths, carpenters, and advertising companies.
Entertainment And Dining Out
If you are looking for entertainment, you will find a variety of pubs in the area in which to relax and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. You will also find a number of venues a short distance from Tilbury so if you are willing to travel a little further afield you can enjoy everything from nightlife and comedy to live music and theatre. A selection of eateries can be found in Tilbury, so you can enjoy a good meal out at a reasonable price. Relish a hearty pub meal at World’s End, sample exotic cuisine at Le Raj of Tilbury or sit down to a relaxed meal at the King’s Head.
A number of transport modes can be accessed in Tilbury, providing convenience for commuters, locals, and visitors. You can access the rail network via Tlbury Town railway station and the area is also served by bus and taxi services. A ferry operates between Tilbury and Gravesend, with bus route 99 connecting the railway station with the ferry.