Grays is located in the county of Essex, Eastern England, two miles north-west of the town of Tilbury, eight miles south-west of the major town of Basildon, and 20 miles east of London. Grays lies just north-west of the Kent border. Grays falls within the unitary authority of Thurrock. It is in the RM17 postcode district. The post town for Grays is Grays.
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Grays is in the ceremonial county of Essex, the historic county of Essex, and the administrative county of Thurrock.
Grays is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Essex, and towards the westernmost extremity of Essex.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Grays is RM17 5HJ.
Grays is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the RM17 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the RM17 postcode district.
The post town for Grays is Grays. Grays is in the RM17 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Grays.
The centre of Grays is located at position 51.47934° latitude and 0.32612° longitude.
The centre of Grays is located at the grid reference easting 561627 and northing 178164 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Grays relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Grays to the centre of the town.
Position of Grays relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Grays to the centre of the city.