A guide to Thurrock and the local area

Discover all that Thurrock has to offer.

Thurrock is located in the South West of the county Essex and is located on the River Thames, the borough covers an area of 64 miles of which 70% is covered by the green belt.

With great transport connections to London by rail, travel from 30 minutes on the c2c line and excellent road links to the M25 and the A13 which leads to London and Southend and good local connections by bus.

The borough provides many localised opportunities for jobs due to many successful businesses within the area and the large industrial and commercial development sites, including two large oil refineries, manufacturing industries, a container port, cruise liner terminal, distribution warehousing and one of Britain's largest refuse disposal sites.



Thurrock has a wealth of good Primary schools and Secondary schools. Equal education opportunities are open to all ages, you will find that Thurrock also has a good choice of colleges.


Check for local Doctors, Dentists and also the closest Hospitals.


You find many places to shop within Thurrock including the large Lakeside Shopping Centre, the local Grays Shopping Centre and across the river from the popular Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent.

Other Links

Thurrock County Council


Leisure Centres

Essex Police - Thurrock District