Pleasant shopping and entertainment centre, with quite a distinguished past. Originally on the old pilgrim and coaching routes to and from London.

Much of the town’s character is post-war. Brentwood Cathedral on Ingrave Road was built in 1991 but also includes the oiginal Victorian church that stood on the same spot. Thorndon Country Park is a former Royal deer park which features a wildlife exhibition, fishing and gift shop. Brentwood Museum at Cemetery Lode in Lorne Road is a small cottage museum featuring local and social history of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Set in an attractive disued cemetry, itself of unique interest. Open first Sunday of every month from 2.30-4.30pm and throughout the summer.

The Brentwood Centre is one of the top entertainment centres in the UK with regular concerts and shows and bands as well as being home to a swimming pool and health and sports centre.