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Southend-on-Sea


Southend-on-Sea is a seaside resort in Essex about about 40 miles (65 kilometers) to the East of London. The town is a popular seasort resort, and home to the longest leisure pier in the world (Southend Pier).

Just to the North of Southend town center is London Southend Airport. In the 1960s, prior to advent of London Stansted, this was sometimes described as "London's third airport". Today, the airport offers commercial flights to a number of European and UK destinations.


Key Facts about Southend-on-Sea


Here are some facts about Southend-on-Sea:
  1. Southend-on-Sea is a town in Essex, England.

  2. The town is located on the North side of the Thames Estuary, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) East of central London.

  3. Southend is a well-known seaside resort, and is home to the longest leisure pier in the world (Southend Pier).

  4. Southend Pier dates back to the 19th century. It is a Grade II listed building, and extends 1.34 miles (2.16 kilometers) into the Thames Estuary.

  5. Major roads leading to Southend are the A127 and the A13. Both connect to the M25 motorway, and also to London.

  6. Southend is served by two national rail lines. They provide links to London Liverpool Street, London Fenchurch Street, and other destinations.

  7. London Southend Airport is located about 1.7 miles (2.8 kilometers) North of the town center. The airport currently offers commercial flights to a number of UK and European destinations.


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Southend-on-Sea: Travel Map

By Southend-on-Sea Brough Council

Southend-on-Sea Brough Council
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Southend Seaside Through Time

By Michael Rouse

Amberley Publishing
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Southend Seaside Through Time
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Southend-on-Sea is known for its picturesque seafront and many attractions. Visitors can stroll along the world's longest pleasure pier, or take the plunge at Adventure Island, one of the UK's favourite theme parks. Southend is also home to a vibrant music scene and cultural life, with several museums and art galleries, and plays host to a variety of events and entertainment at the Cliffs Pavilion. Recent investment draws huge numbers of people to enjoy this busy seaside town. Michael Rouse takes the reader on an 8-mile trip along the seaside from the ancient fishing port of Leigh-on-Sea through fashionable Westcliff, the day tripper's delight of Southend-on-Sea and then on to the quieter charms of Thorpe Bay and Shoeburyness, popular with lovers of the beach hut. This unique selection of old and new images and informative captions is essential reading for anybody who knows and loves this stretch of coast.

A Voyage Round Great Britain: Orkney to Southend-on-sea in the Footsteps of William Daniell RA v. 4

By David Addey

Spellmount Publishers Ltd
Hardcover (176 pages)

A Voyage Round Great Britain: Orkney to Southend-on-sea in the Footsteps of William Daniell RA v. 4
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This final volume covers the seventh, eighth and ninth stages of Addey's voyage from Orkney to Southend-on-Sea recording the same scenes as William Daniell, RA had back in the early nineteenth century. The artist William Daniell travelled round the coasts of Britain between 1813 and 1823 recording coastal features, David Addey Has retraced Daniell's footsteps and produced the same views in watercolour. Daniells' engravings are reproduced alongside Addey's with text and comment from both artists.

Thames Estuary - Rochester and Southend-on-Sea (Landranger Maps)

By Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey
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Thames Estuary - Rochester and Southend-on-Sea (Landranger Maps)
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This map is part of the Landranger (Pink) series and is designed for people who really want to get to know an area. It includes the following information: tourist information, camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest and rights of way information for England and Wales. Each map in the series covers an area of 40 km by 40 km (25 miles by 25 miles) and like other Ordnance Survey maps, National Grid squares are provided so that any feature can be given a unique reference number. Perfect for planning ahead and local excursions, these maps are full of useful information that will help you really get to know an area.

Thames Estuary, Rochester and Southend-on-Sea (Landranger Maps) 178 (OS Landranger Map)

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Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.

A-Z Southend-on-Sea Atlas (Street Atlas)

By Geographers' A-Z Map Company

Geographers' A-Z Map Co Ltd
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