Basildon_Town_CentreBrentwood is a town in the Borough of Brentwood, in the county of Essex in the East of England. It is in the London commuter belt, 20 miles (30 km) east-north-east of Charing Cross, and near the M25 motorway. Latest figures suggest the town has a population of 79,000.

Brentwood is a suburban town with a small but expandin shopping area and high street. Beyond this are residential developments surrounded by open countryside and woodland; some of this countryside lies within only a few hundred yards of the town centre.

Brentwood has been twinned since 1978 with Roth, Germany and since 1994 with Montbazon, France  It also has a relationship with Brentwood, Tennessee in the United States.