Thanks Papa lazarou.I'd been using that site and then checking the parking with google earth.some of the places that stated parking available was because they had a big public carpark next to them.would hate to have my bike go walkabout,especially at the beginning of my trip. I think i have found a suitable hotel in basildon.
Very wise but bike theft in the UK is mainly in London and mainly is of sports 600s
If you've brought over an FJR, nobody will know what it is. Perhaps.