Tilbury is a town in the county of Essex, situated on the north bank of the River Thames. The area on which the town is built was originally a salt marsh and was settled upon in the 12th Century.
Today, Tilbury’s main economy is built around its large container port, which is the main port for London. It is located approximately twenty-five miles from London Bridge, towards the Thames Estuary, where the river narrows to a width of around eight hundred yards. It is the main port for the importation of paper, cars, and grain in Great Britain.