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Grays Town Taster

Friday 11th June

Starts: Thameside Theatre
Ends: Grays Beach Riverside Park

Booking for this walk is now closed, but you can follow the route on your own.

We met the chefs and sampled the delicious variety of world food available on Grays high street.

Starting at the Thameside Theatre, the route headed east along Orsett Road to visit the New Delhi restaurant before turning back on ourselves to try Laredos and Nagawa’s Japanese on the High Street.

We were lured in by the warm smell of baking by one of the newest editions to the high street in 2021, Lu Lu Cakes and Bakes and called in at other delicious places en route.

Led by a local walk leader, we finished the walk by enjoying a drink together on the banks of the Thames as we dreamt of our aspirations for the future of Grays.

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Walk 2 Grays Town Taster


  • 4pm: Suggested meeting point, Thameside Theatre, Orsett Road, RM17 5DX – Registration
  • 4pm – 6pm: A 2-hour Town Taster Walk
  • 6pm: Arrive at, Grays Beach Riverside Park, RM17 5JP


  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: 1.2 miles
  • Grading: Easy
  • Terrain: Pavements – A mixture of paved and unpaved paths.
  • Accessibility: This walk is suitable for wheelchair and pushchairs.


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The nearest train station at the start & end: C2C Grays Railway Station

From Grays station walk along the pedestrianised high street and turn right into Orsett Road where you’ll find the meeting point of the Thameside Theatre 200 metres on the left.


Grays bus station is directly opposite the railway station, just 5 – 10 minutes walk from the Thameside Complex and Grays Beach.

Multiple bus routes go via the this station – 5A, 5B, 22, 33, 44, 66, 73, 83, 88

Service timetables change so please check the Ensign Bus Schedules for latest information


There are lots of car parking options in Grays all within walking distance of the start and end of the route. Grays Multi storey car park is central for both the start and end points if you wish to attend all day. The multi storey car park is free for the first 3 hours.

If you are being dropped off or picked up the closest to the start is behind the Thameside Theatre on Cromwell Road, the closest to the End of the walk near Grays Beach is on Thames Road.

On-street in the immediate area, with no charge after 6pm.

Local area parking info: https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/car-parks/off-street-car-parks


This walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. This walk takes place mainly on Grays high street where there are wide accessible pathways. It does cross roads and go down some smaller alleyways but they are wide enough for a wheelchair or a single pushchair.

Most restaurants have designated outdoor areas to ensure we do not come into contact with additional members of the public, but during two points in the walk we will encounter this. The start and end of the route avoid these areas if you wish to meet at either end.



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Please ensure that you are properly equipped for all walks. The weather can be unpredictable so bring waterproof clothing and/or sun hats and sun cream – it’s best to be prepared for everything!

Walking boots/shoes are recommended, but otherwise please wear suitable and comfortable footwear- best to leave open-toe sandals or high heels at home.  Make sure you bring a packed lunch if necessary, and plenty to drink.

You need to choose walks within your capabilities and ensure that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen. T100 walks are of different lengths and on different terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and others mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven. If one walk doesn’t suit you, there is probably another one that will.

Due care has been exercised in organising the walks, however Kinetika, the funders and associated partners of the project cannot accept liability for loss, accident or injury caused to any person following the routes, especially unsupervised.  Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


If you take any of your own photos whilst taking part in the walk, we would love to see them. Share your photos on social media with #T100Dreaming.


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