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Coordinates: 51°28′21″N 0°19′29″E / 51.4724°N 0.3247°E / 51.4724; 0.3247
Grays Town Wharf.jpeg
Grays wharf overlooking the River Thames and Kent
 Grays shown within Essex
Population 36,601 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference TQ615773
Unitary authority Thurrock
Ceremonial county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Romford
Postcode district RM17
Dialling code 01375
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Thurrock
List of places

Grays is a town in Essex, England, UK. It is sometimes called Grays Thurrock.[1]

The town is about 20 miles (32 km) to the east of London. It is on the north bank of the River Thames, and near the M25 motorway.


  1. Moncrief, AR Hope; Bruhl, L Burleigh (1909). Esssex. Adam and Charles Black. p. 107.