Whats on in Southend


Southend beach is totally free of charge and gives plenty of fun for all the family! Situated next to the pier, the beach is the perfect place to spend a few hours sharing some quality time with your loved ones during the summer season.

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Things to do in Southend

Welcome to Southend-on-Sea, a university seaside town and unitary authority on the mouth of the Thames estuary comprising a borough of some 180,000 residents bordered by Rochford to the north, Castle Point to the west and the North Sea to the East.

Always on the verge of City Status as one of the town's two MPs, David Amess, who regularly petitions parliament for the privilege keeps telling us, it attracts over 6 million tourists a year generating estimated revenues of some £200m.

Tourists just looking for a great beach to relax on ... or to walk the longest pleasure pier in the world at 1.34 miles (the less fit can avail themselves of the pier train) … explore 7 miles of beaches from Shoeburyness to Leigh … or visit the museum and many notable sights of architectural and historic interest including the burial site of one of the Anglo-Saxon Kings of Essex. Not to mention the renowned Golden Mile of arcades, attractions and illuminations, there's no way you won't find some fun things to do in Southend. The largest free airshow in Europe has, alas, been conspicuous by its absence in recent years but will, many believe, return one day soon.

Over the years the town has also become known for its excellent shopping facilities, assortment of bars, clubs and restaurants. If you're looking for a place that will always offer you something exciting to do then Southend is perfect for you. Whether you are here for a while or just stopping through on the weekend, you will find some fantastic things to do on your own and with your family. Have a browse around our website and see what fun things to do in Southend you can find.

Restaurants in Southend

If like us, you like good food then Southend has some fantastic restaurants, cafes, takeaways and bistros to excite your taste buds. From the best Fish 'N' Chips in Essex to fine Ala Carte dinning, this tasty town has something for all occasions and tastes. If you are feeling tired from a long day out or just fancy eating in the comfort of your own home then don't forget that the area is populated with many takeaways and deliveries. You can order your food and have it arrive on your doorstep in no time at all. All the different flavours of the world at your fingertips. There's so many cuisines that you are going to have a hard time deciding. Choose from Italian food, Chinese dishes, Indian food and so much more!

Shopping in Southend

When you are bored of sunning yourself on the lovely beach why not wonder up to the town center and treat yourself in the hundreds of shops, boutiques and stores on offer.

If you like all of your shops in one place then why not try the Victoria Shopping Center located at the top of the high street. Formerly known as the Victoria Circus Shopping center this modern undercover center is home to over 40 shops and stores. Once you have spent a few hours shopping at the Victoria why not take a quick walk to the Royals where you will find another 40 shops, bars and restaurants.

Apart from all the great shops and restaurants Southend is also home to some great services, from gardeners, car repairs estate agents, schools, hotels and much more. If you want to suggest a business for the Things To Do In Southend website let us know and we will take a look for you.