5/5 - Excellent
Kings4 Nov 2019
Southend is great. Everyone should check it out
Swim in the mouth of the River Thames, fish from one of the world’s longest piers or eat fresh fish and chips on the beach at this seaside resort town.
Visit Southend-on-Sea to enjoy a seaside resort village that is known for its tranquility and relaxed pace. Built on the mouth of the Thames Estuary, this is a great place to explore the famous river, stroll through a traditional English village or enjoy authentic fish and chips.
Get your bearings in this small town by taking a quick tour, either on foot or by bicycle. Leave Southend’s main street and head to the Southend Pier to breathe in the fresh sea air. Stop at Adventure Island on your way and ride one of the rollercoasters or try your luck on the arcade-style amusements.
Swim, sail or kayak in the calm waters off Southend’s beaches. The 7 miles (11 kilometers) of waterfront are the major attraction of the town, particularly during the peak of summer. Escape the crowds by heading to Chalkwell Beach to relax in peace and quiet.
Discover Britain’s fascinating military history at Tilbury Fort. This fort is one of the best preserved historic sites in the United kingdom.
In winter the weather turns wet and windy, providing dramatic views across the estuary and making the town’s many warm pubs even more enticing. Drop by the Southend High Street to find bars and clubs. Despite the town’s sleepy reputation, there are some great spots for dancing well into the night, especially on weekends. Stop by a waterfront restaurant or take-out store for locally caught fish with hand-cut hot chips for an authentic British seaside meal.
As the weather heats up Southend-on-Sea’s population swells with visitors and the resort becomes a playground for vacationers. Walk the length of one of the world’s longest piers, sail the calm waters of the estuary or simply enjoy a cup of tea in the cozy village center.
Southend-on-Sea is located approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of London’s center and can be reached by car in one hour. Trains depart frequently from London to Southend, while flights from many European cities arrive at the London Southend airport daily.
Reviewed on 9 Nov,2019
Reviewed on 15 Oct,2019
Among the longest in the world, this iron pier protrudes far into the Thames Estuary and is a favorite among local fishermen.
Home to some of Britain’s most exciting amusement rides, including the infamous Rage rollercoaster, this theme park has attractions for all ages and budgets.
Feed elephants and giraffes, watch a falconry display and meet the fearsome Komodo dragons at one of the U.K.’s best zoos.
Escape the hectic life of the city and head down to Tylers Common fishery in the pretty London Suburb of Havering for this 3-hour fishing experience with a qualified guide for up to two people.
Verified traveller25 Sep 2019
Next time try the Severn Boutique hotel. An oasis!