Stanford-le-Hope is a town and Church of England parish situated in the county of Essex, England. Often known locally simply as Stanford, the town is within the unitary authority of Thurrock and located 23.8 miles (38.4 km) east of Charing Cross in London.
Early modernist author Joseph Conrad lived in Stanford-le-Hope from 1896 to 1898. More recent notable figures would include Emma Robinson author and Phil Jupitus comedian.
Unlike some other areas of Thurrock, Stanford-le-Hope is surrounded by countryside and farmland.