The corps building is quite easy to find. It is on the south side of the main A13 road from London to Southend approximately 20 miles east of the junction with the M25 (Dartford Tunnel).
Click on the bubble on the map to get directions right to our car park from where you are
If you put your faith in satnav, the postcode to head for is SS7 2PF. Make sure you are heading for Hadleigh in Essex (it’s not the only one!)
If you prefer proper directions:
From the west (London):
Driving eastwards on the A13 from the M25, it’s 17 miles before you’ll come to a complex junction called Sadler’s Farm. Your intention is to follow A13 Benfleet and Southend. Once you gone over the Pitsea flyover (you’ll see a big Tesco’s below to the left), Keep left. It will take you over a bridge and deliver you to a traffic light-controlled roundabout. Still keep to the left hand side of the road to go round the roundabout (if you stray to the right, you will go through the roundabout and on to Canvey Island – you don’t want to do that!)
Leave the roundabout at the third exit, still signposted A13 South Benfleet, Southend.
From the north (Chelmsford):
Take the A130 towards Southend, Basildon, or Canvey Island. About 12 miles south of Chelmsford you’ll come to a small roundabout at which you turn right. In about half a mile you’ll come to the (complex) Sadlers Farm roundabout described above, which is the junction with the A13 at which you turn left (signposted South Benfleet). Then follow as below.
This road will take you through an urban area. Continue for about another 3 miles (including up a steep hill); you will come to another roundabout. This one has a clock in the middle and a sculpture of a cyclist; it is called Victoria House Corner. Take the second exit (straight on) and the corps hall is about 300 yards on the right opposite Morrison’s supermarket car park; you might see the flag as you approach the hall. As this is a sort of dual carriageway, keep to the right-hand lane, you’ll have to drive a little past the hall to turn round in the slip road in front of the old fire station in order to get access.
The entrance to the car park is just beyond the white cottages next to the hall.
From the east (Southend):
There’s not much east of where we are. Just follow the London Road (A13) out of Southend towards London. You’ll see the hall a couple of hundred yards or so after you hit the one way system with McDonalds. If you reach the roundabout with a clock in the middle, you’ve gone too far!
If you are coming from the south, then you’ll first need to find somewhere to moor your boat!! Sorry, we can’t help you with that! Seriously, head for the Dartford Crossing, then take the A13 Eastbound at Junction 30.
By Public Transport
The nearest railway station is Benfleet which is on the c2c line (London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness). When you leave the station there is a taxi rank on the north side of the tracks (the side that trains come in from London). Expect to pay around £12 fare to Hadleigh (more on Sundays). Alternatively, on the other side of the railway line by the river are bus stops. Cross the road and catch a bus that goes to Hadleigh Church (beware: some don’t, so you’ll have to ask or read the information on the stop).
Get off the bus at Hadleigh Morrison’s (it’s the first stop after the Hadleigh bus depot – used to be called Waggon and Horses.) The hall is ahead of you to the right, but you will need to walk back a few steps to cross the road safely on the crossing.
Should you be coming from Southend by bus, the most convenient stop is outside the former fire station (first stop after Hadleigh Church).