Landmark in Southend-On-Sea

Southend Pier

Welcome to the world's longest pier – a staggering 1.341 miles long, to be precise – built in 1830 and a magnet for boat crashes, storms and fires, the last of which ravaged its tip in 2005. Today, a peaceful if win…
Museum in Southend-On-Sea

Pier Museum

Southend's seaside heyday springs to life in this charming museum, where a Victorian toast-rack pier tram sits beside sepia photos and a functioning signal box. The best bits are the still-working antique penny-slot…
Area in Southend-On-Sea

Old Leigh

Cobbled streets, cockle sheds, art galleries and craft shops define atmospheric Old Leigh. It's a long stroll west along Southend's seafront, or a short hop on the local train.