"a vibrant,cosmopolitan town...SOUTHEND ON-SEA" Top 5 Page for this destination Southend-on-Sea by marsistanbul

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In recent years the world famous pier has been given a dramatic facelift,with award-winning results.Along with the sundeck and RNLI Lifeboat Station at the pier head,the new pier entrance and bridge is a welcome addition to the town's famous landmark winning the 2003 Royal Institute of British Architects 'Architecture for Tourism Award'.

Coupled with the recent development of Pier Hill,which has transformed the town's skyline and fused the High Street with the seafront,the new-look pier and open landsccaping of the surrounding area encapsulates everything Southend is progressing towards.

Meanwhile,the High Street itself has been brought into the 21st century with contemporary street furniture,lighting and paving.In addition,the instruction of electronic information points has given everyone round-the clock access to a wide variety of services..

The Pier is Southend,Southend is the Pier

At the heart of Southend is the legendary pier,the longest pleasure pier in the world.The late poet laureate Sir John Betjeman,once a frequent visitor to the town,declared: "The Pier is Southend,Southend is the Pier."One of the pier trains is actually named after him..

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  • Last visit to Southend-on-Sea: Apr 2008
  • Intro Updated Jul 30, 2009
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    Aug 17, 2009 at 5:41 AM

    Southend-on-Sea seems to be a place to visit. Nice tips. Thanks for your ratings, I'm quite closer to gold now!!!! :-))

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