Southend FAQs

How long does it take to get to London from Southend?

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.

What train line is available in Southend?

Both Greater Anglia and c2c are train lines in Southend.

What are the nearest airports to 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.

What is parking like in Southend?

There are many places to park in Southend centre and the surrounding areas. Southend Councils website has more information on parking and permits, here.

What shopping centres are available in Southend?

There are two shopping centres in Southend – the Royals and the Victoria.

Does Southend have a high street?

Yes, Southend high street has a selection of shops, restaurants and bars.

What primary schools are in Southend?

Greenways and Temple Sutton are two primary schools in Southend-on-Sea.

What secondary schools are in Southend?

St. Bernard’s, Southend High School for Girls and Southend High School for Boys are all schools within Southend’s district.

What is the nearest University to Southend?

One campus of the University of Essex is located in Southend.

Are there parks in Southend?

Yes, one of the main parks is Priory Park.

Does Southend have a local football club?

Yes, Southend United is the local football team.

How old is Southend?

Southend dates back as far as the late 18th century.

What is Southend famous for?

Southend has the longest pleasure pier in the world as well as being a popular seaside resort during the early and mid 20th century.

Which famous people came from Southend?

Phil Jupitus, Helen Mirren and Hannah & Kara Tointon are just some of the many famous people from Southend-on-Sea.

Where is good to eat in Southend?

Il Pescatore, Route5 and Legend Deli are some highly recommended restaurants in Southend.

Where is Southend located?

Southend is located in the south east of Essex, close to where the Thames meets the North Sea.

What’s the nearest hospital to Southend?

Southend University Hospital is the closest.

Which council is Southend in?

Southend Council.

Which cinemas are in Southend?

Southend has one cinema on its high street – ODEON Southend.

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