Find things to do in Southend


Southend is home to the world’s longest pleasure pier at 1.34 miles, enviable sandy beaches, and all the fun of the fair. The beachfront resort is a popular summer venue for City folk and commuters alike, all keen for a classic British day at the seaside.

Southend also boasts a broad range of eclectic shops and classy restaurants, which have helped make it a popular local tourist destination. Southend has an unusual claim to fame as it redeveloped itself as the home of the Access credit card, as it was one of the UK's first electronic telephone exchanges.

8 great things to do in Southend

From sandy beaches to thrilling roller coasters, there is plenty to see and do in Southend.  Got a free weekend? Why not head to one of these attractions?  Take a stroll on the world's longest pleasure pier It's the most recognisable landmark in Southend. The longest...

Best Dinners Under a Tenner in Southend

Looking for cheap eats in Southend? Fill up for under a tenner at these fantastic local restaurants and cafes:  Channy's Kitchen Greasy spoon meets Pan-Asian cuisine at this buzzing Southend cafe. Head on over in the morning and you can tuck into a hearty full...

Classic Cocktails in Southend

Southend-on-Sea, home of the longest pleasure pier in the world, also happens to be home to a decent cocktail bar or two. Next time you're heading out for a Friday drink, head to one of these swanky spots for some tasty beverages and some of the best cocktails in...

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