Tilbury, England

Tilbury is located on the north bank of the River Thames, in the borough of Thurrock in England, at the point where the river suddenly narrows to about 740 metres in width. Tilbury is a modern town, which is home to one of Europe’s largest container ports, together with a international cruise terminal.

To the west of Tilbury is the popular Lakeside shopping complex, and the Queen Elizabeth II bridge, the longest cable-stayed bridge in Europe.To the East is St. Catherine’s Church which is possibly on the site of one of the first Christian monasteries developed in the 7th C. Henry VIII built riverside block houses at East and West Tilbury, these later becoming Coalhouse and Tilbury Forts.

Things to see and do

* Tilbury fort
* Coalhouse Fort
* St Catherine’s Church
* Thurrock Museum
* Nurstead House

General information

Cruise Season – March to Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (GDP)
Language – English
Land Area – 3,563 sq km Cornwall
Population – 13,000
Electricity – British-style plug with two flat blades and one flat grounding blade
Time –GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – +44

Port Location – The Port of Tilbury operates the London Cruise Terminal which is just an hour's drive from central London.

Transport Links - Thurrock Council operates a ferry between Tilbury and Gravesend, together with Kent County Council. A bus service now connects Tilbury Town railway station and the ferry to Gravesend.