If you are looking for a long-standing home removal company in Essex offering domestic moves all over the country at competitive prices, Chelmsford based Greens is the perfect choice. We carry out domestic and commercial moves nationwide including removals to and from Tilbury, Colchester, Chelmsford, Walton-on-the-Naze, Frinton, Basildon, Manningtree, Clacton and Southend-on-Sea.
While Tilbury may not be the most glamorous of locations, this developing town, with a strong sense of community, is growing in population and there are plenty of reasons why people move house to Tilbury.
The main reason for moving to Tilbury is for job purposes: for example, the town is just a 15 minute drive away for those working at DP World London Gateway – the new £1.5 billion state of the art deep-sea container port modelled on DP World’s Jebel Ali Port in Dubai. It’s also just a 40 minute commute to London’s Fenchurch Street Station, making the town appealing to commuters and to those who would like to be in easy reach of London's shopping and cultural activities.
Another strong motivation to live here are the house prices which are much more affordable than the capital and compared to other outer London areas. Read on to find out what to expect when you move.
Tilbury, on the north bank of the River Thames, was established in the late 19th century, although there has long been a settlement in the area. It is thought that the Romans occupied the land where Tilbury Docks now stands, and there has been a Tilbury to Gravesend ferry operating since the Middle Ages (and is still running now). Tilbury Port, along with Felixstowe and Southampton, is of major importance as it is one of the three main container ports in the country.
Things to Do – If you are organising home removals to Essex to settle in Tilbury, the main attraction is the fort, which played a major role in the defence of London. It is open all year round (weekends only in winter) where families can enjoy a trip back in time and explore what it was like to be a soldier there. The fort has its roots in the 16th century, and is now run by English Heritage. In addition to this is the 19th century voluntary run Coalhouse Fort, in nearby East Tilbury. It opens on the last Sunday of each month (March through to September only), and hosts special events throughout the year, including a Classic Vehicle Day, Motorcycle Day and various paranormal events.
Housing – The average house price in Tilbury is £163,000, which is far more affordable than buying property in central London. Properties range from one bedroom apartments for £100,000 and above, to semi-detached houses and three or four bedroom terraced homes for around £180,000 to 290,000 (2015 prices).
Transport – Tilbury has a good public transport system including a railway station with services to London. It also operates regular bus services to Grays and Lakeside Shopping Centre. The National Cycle Route 13, to and from London and Norfolk, also runs through the town. In addition, Tilbury has good links to the M11 north to Cambridgeshire, and the M25. The drive to London takes roughly just over an hour.
Shops – Tilbury has a fair number of shops to serve the local community. However, if you really want to splash out, the Grays and Lakeside shopping centres are popular places to visit. At Lakeside, the shops are open seven days a week, until 10pm weekdays, 9pm on Saturdays and 5pm on Sundays.