The name’s Bond, Basildon Bond... older readers may remember the spoof secret agent from the nineteen seventies but for those of you not yet in your forties it was a character played by Russ Abbott in his madcap comedy sketch show.... the town of Basildon lies in Essex, part of the county town of Chelmsford. Before nineteen forty eight the town didn’t exist and in fact was four separate villages: the desperate need for housing in the London area at the end of the war led to its creation. In a little over sixty years the population has risen to an enormous one hundred and seventy thousand and its size is reflected in the numerous shopping and dining outlets in the area. Most of the working population commute into Central London for the day job and there is plenty of local public transport to enable the journey including Basildon Railway Station, Laindon station and Pitsea Railway station.
For a choice of entertainment and dining check out the Festival Leisure Park to the north of the town. This is a huge complex with hotels and restaurants as well as a cinema and an enormous nightclub, one of the largest in the United Kingdom. If celebrity watching is your thing keep an eye out in the club and you might bump into one of the many famous people to have been born in Basildon or live here over the years including just about all of Depeche Mode, Denise Van Outen, Dougie Pointer, Kara Tointon and many more. But if like me you prefer watching sexy young women then pop in to the Chequers in nearby Billericay where the hot honeys of Essex Visiting Escort services like to enjoy a cold beer or a glass of sparkling wine in the summer months. This historic pub – dates back to the eighteenth century – has regular live events, good value food and best of all a great atmosphere!
Learn about the history of Basildon on Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basildon
Basildon Borough Council - http://www.basildon.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1
Up to the minute Empire Cinema listings - http://www.empirecinemas.co.uk/index.php?tbx_site_id=16
All the latest from Basildon News - http://www.echo-news.co.uk/search/?search=Basildon
All of the hotels listed by ratings - http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotels-g190757-Basildon_Essex_England-Hotels.html
Looking for a good restaurant? - http://www.theessexfactor.com/eating_out/eatingoutinbasildon.html
Things to do in Basildon, from watersports to bowling to indoor rock climbing (though we can’t guarantee that any of them will be as much fun as being with a sexy escort!): http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g190757-Activities-Basildon_Essex_England.html