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There is evidence of Roman settlement here, but the town first began in the 12th Century. Due to its river location, it has been considered a valuable piece of a trade route since the Middle Ages.
Today, Tilbury is known for its historic fort, docks, marshes, and riverfront.
People Born in Tilbury
Tilbury in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 2004 to film scenes of the movie Batman Begins.
Michael Fassbender: I traveled here in 2008 to film scenes of the movie Fish Tank, in which I played a man who becomes attracted to his girlfriend's teenage daughter.