If you've just booked a hotel in Southend-on-Sea with us, then it's the perfect time to check out top attractions in Southend like Adventure Island, and top Southend-on-Sea activities like riding the Southend Pier train. Soak up the incredible Essex culture and entertainment on offer with trips to the Palace Theatre or Southend Central Museum and Planetarium, before finding some of the best places to eat in Southend-on-Sea to refuel for the rest of the day. Shopaholics can pick up a new outfit at Southend-on-Sea's best shops before enjoying the famous nightlife in Essex. You won't want to miss out on all the best things to do and won’t have to as it’s easy to get around in Southend-on-Sea, so check out our guides and start planning your coastal getaway. Our friendly teams and super comfy beds look forward to welcoming you soon.
Things to do in Southend
Places to eat
Local seafood specialities rub shoulders with more exotic flavours from around the world, including Sicilian, Mexican and South Indian. This variety makes the many cafés and restaurants in Southend tempting to every palate.
You won’t have any trouble getting to the town, thanks to Southend Airport. Plus, there are no fewer than three main railway station. And once you’re there, you’ll find it’s easy to get around by bus or by using the extensive cycling trails.