Basildon of Essex, is a beautiful small town that came into existence after the 2nd World War. With an estimated population of 99,876, the place is an interesting tourist location. The well connected railways ensure that one can easily travel to and fro from this place to the rest of England.
Festival Leisure Park, has its own set of shopping centers, hotels, restaurants as well as a total of 16 cinema theatres which makes it the third largest night club in United Kingdom. The Mother & Child Statue, is a major attraction of the place.
Some of the notable people who stayed in Basildon include Bob Downs - former professional cyclist, James Tomkins (footballer) – footballer, West Ham United FC, Kunt and the Gang - musical comedy act, Stuart Bingham – snooker player, Justin Edinburgh - ex- Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Portsmouth F.C. and Southend United F.C, Darren Caskey – ex-Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and Reading F.C. footballer, Mark Crick - photographer and author, Depeche Mode – electronic music band, formed in 1980 in Basildon, Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan, Vince Clarke - currently a member of Erasure, Daryl Bamonte - former tour manager, Depeche Mode and The Cure, Robert Marlow – singer and Terry Marsh - boxer, only English boxer ever to retire as an undefeated World champion.