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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.


Attractions and Places of Interest in Southend-on-Sea


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Books about Southend-on-Sea


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The Southend-on-Sea Quiz Book

By Kim Kimber

Apex Publishing Ltd
Released: 2011-07-24
Kindle Edition (20 pages)

The Southend-on-Sea Quiz Book
 
Product Description:
Do you live in Southend-on-Sea? Maybe you grew up there as a child or have fond memories of holidays spent in the area? Whatever Southend means to you, this book will test your memory of the people and places that have shaped the town over the years. Who became the first Mayor of Southend in 1837? What year was the train route between Southend and London first established? What world record was broken at Southend-on-Sea in August 2010 earning participants a place in the Guinness Book of Records? The answers to all these questions and more can be found in this brilliant quiz book. Packed with fascinating facts from years gone by to the present day, The Southend-on-Sea Quiz Book will find out just how much you really know about the town and its inhabitants. Whether you want to reminisce with family and friends or discover something new, this book is all you need. A must-have for everyone from the Southend area and anyone interested in learning more about the history of this thriving seaside resort.

Thames Estuary, Rochester & Southend-on-Sea (OS Landranger Active Map)

By Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey
Map

Thames Estuary, Rochester & Southend-on-Sea (OS Landranger Active Map)
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The OS Landranger Active Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps, perfect for day trips and short breaks. Tough, durable and weatherproof, covered in a lightweight protective plastic coating that can be written on, so that your favourite routes can be easily highlighted. 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. OS Landranger Active now includes a digital version of the paper map, accessed through the OS smartphone app, OS Maps.

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

By William Daniell

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.

Southend-on-Sea & Basildon (OS Explorer Map)

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Southend-on-Sea & Basildon (OS Explorer Map)
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OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.

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

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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.

Southend-on-Sea: Travel Map

Southend-on-Sea Brough Council
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Southend-on-Sea (Local Red Book)

Estate Publications
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