Once a smattering of fishermen’s huts, Southend-on-Sea in Essex, now has a very different feel! More simply known as just ‘Southend’, it’s the seaside resort of Londoners, being just 40 miles from the centre of the capital.
Snuggly surrounding the Thames Estuary, Southend-on-Sea boasts the world’s longest leisure pier packed with arcades, rides and stalls. In fact, leisure should be Southend’s middle name. Here you’ll find all the traditional delights of a seaside resort. Even since the loss of the annual air show, this is the place to be in the summer months with entertainment and leisure pursuits on tap.