Canvey Island is a domesticated island in the Thames estuary in Essex, England having a population of 38, 170. It was mainly an agricultural land but was transformed into a seaside resort. The famous buildings include the Lobster Smack public-house, Great Expectations, international style Labworth Café, Heritage Centre. The island is also a home to two Dutch Cottages.
A number of sports are played here and Canvey has 2 semi-professional football teams. Cricket, rugby union, and martial arts are represented by clubs which provide the necessary facilities. For recreational purposes, water sports are quite popular.
The guitarists Wilko Johnson and Joshua Hayward were born and grew up in Canvey. Lew Lewis harmonica player and Lee Brilleaux a vocalist were brought up in Canvey Street and played for the Canvey Island's finest band- Dr.Feelgood. The island was a significant place for music artists in 1970s and still continues to be an inspiration for them.