Southend On Sea Mini Guide
This location makes it easily accessible for visitors to London
who want to go and see the sea for the day. They will not be disappointed as Southend on Sea is known for its seafront and there are fairground rides and an amusement park to entertain tourists.
Other attractions include an aquarium, a large bowling alley and a casino. Train spotters will also be fascinated by the diesel train which replaced the original electric line which ran in Southend on Sea since 1890. People who are looking to so some shopping in Southend on Sea should go there on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month when a farmer’s market takes place.
From Southend on Sea you can get to the M25 London orbital road with ease in your Rhino rental vehicle. If you are driving towards Basildon
then take the A127 dual carriageway road.
To get to the London Docklands area you take the A13 road and this is the route which goes to London City airport
. London City is a fast growing airport in the London Docklands which serves many international and domestic destinations. These include Cityjet flights with Air France to Paris Charles De Gaulle, Amsterdam and Geneva, with Aer Arann to the Isle of Man Channel island and with British Airways to New York JFK.
There is in fact a small airport in Southend itself, but the only scheduled flights it offers are to Jersey on Saturdays during the summer months.
Located 64 kilometres to the east of central London, Southend on Sea is a popular place for tourists to enjoy what good weather there is in the United Kingdom. Southend on Sea is a classic English seaside resort and it is famous for having the longest pier in the world.
The Southend Pier is one of the main attractions for visitors and they can also marvel at the magnificent River Thames as it joins the sea. With car hire in Southend on Sea they can also travel to nearby places such as North Shoebury and Thorpe Bay.