Southend is home to the largest pleasure pier in the world and is a traditional Victorian seaside town, with many parts of town featuring its unique and sophisticated architecture from this era. To this day, it remains steeped in history and showcases some major cultural and family events throughout the year. From various festivals, music and art, to Southend’s traditional family carnival closing the Summer season, leading into the Winter solstice with fireworks from the pier head throughout October and November where you can see and have exclusive, uninterrupted views from the guesthouse to finishing each year with the Christmas Panto running throughout December and January.
All roads lead to Rome and we’re no different as we are linked with two major roads leading into Southend from the M25, two main rail networks from the heart of London, and the ever expanding London Southend Airport is a short taxi journey. Clifftown Parade is ideally located for a lay-over and short break.
- All Attractions
- A Bite To Eat
- Some Retail Therapy
- Flutter At The Casino
- Stage And Screen
- Out With The Family
- On The Beach
The theatre is under the newly formed Southend Theatres, formed by merging Southend's Cliffs Pavilion and The Palace Theatre and now is one of receiving smaller scale national tours, big name major productions, and intimate one-night shows featuring prominent performers.
The shop has an extensive range of greeting cards and is an ideal place to browse for gifts. Inside the shop you will even find a restored old Southend-on-Sea Pier train!
Lynn Tait, owner of The Lynn Tait Gallery, has worked with key people in the Industry to assist and promote new publishers. Through the gallery's efforts to publish the outstanding work of internationally acclaimed photographers, Lynn has been privileged to curate successful exhibitions for Charlie Waite, Philip Plisson and Art Wolfe in London, America and Australia.
Browse the many independently owned shops and boutiques to find designer dresses, antiques, books, furniture, home ware and other treasures.
Seek out paintings, ceramics and jewellery in galleries and speciality shops, or visit during Leigh Art Trail when artists open their homes and studios and you can purchase or commission a unique piece of art.