Driving from Southend to London takes around an hour and a half. By train it takes around 50minutes on the c2c line to Fenchurch Street and an hour and 5 minutes on Greater Anglia rail to Liverpool Street.
Both Greater Anglia and c2c are train lines in Southend.
The closest airport to Southend is London Southend Airport (2.5miles). London City (28.5miles) and London Stansted (31.6miles) are both within 32miles.
There are many places to park in Southend centre and the surrounding areas. Southend Councils website has more information on parking and permits, here.
There are two shopping centres in Southend – the Royals and the Victoria.
Yes, Southend high street has a selection of shops, restaurants and bars.
Greenways and Temple Sutton are two primary schools in Southend-on-Sea.
St. Bernard’s, Southend High School for Girls and Southend High School for Boys are all schools within Southend’s district.
One campus of the University of Essex is located in Southend.
Yes, one of the main parks is Priory Park.
Yes, Southend United is the local football team.
Southend dates back as far as the late 18th century.
Southend has the longest pleasure pier in the world as well as being a popular seaside resort during the early and mid 20th century.
Phil Jupitus, Helen Mirren and Hannah & Kara Tointon are just some of the many famous people from Southend-on-Sea.
Il Pescatore, Route5 and Legend Deli are some highly recommended restaurants in Southend.
Southend is located in the south east of Essex, close to where the Thames meets the North Sea.
Southend University Hospital is the closest.
Southend has one cinema on its high street – ODEON Southend.