"Whitechapel-on-sea" Top 5 Page for this destination Southend-on-Sea by sourbugger

Southend-on-Sea Travel Guide: 121 reviews and 183 photos

Where Eastenders go for day trips

Southend on sea is the classic day-trip seaside resort.

Due to this fact (Note it's nickname of Whitechapel on sea) it has relatively few hotels and guest houses compared other seaside resorts in easy reach of London such as Brighton.

Southend thus has few pretensions -and is about good 'ole working class fun - amusement arcardes, candyfloss, beer and chasing tarts - what could be better?

Southend is also a large town in it's own right, and is in fact the largest urban area in East Anglia.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Bracing Thames Estuary air & the Pier
  • Cons:Idiots in souped up Escorts (the car that is)
  • In a nutshell:London-on-sea
  • Last visit to Southend-on-Sea: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 17, 2005
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  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Very catchy name for this little seaside town. Interesting page.

  • aaaarrgh's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2006 at 7:30 AM

    Very funny! And also quite useful too, to your usual standard :-)

  • sirenna's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2005 at 2:51 AM

    This takes me back - I had my first summer-job in a Southend greasy spoon - Las Vegas Grill! you seem to have captured all the finer points of Southend!

  • KristaB's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2004 at 1:32 AM

    Theme park, gambling, funicular, beach … really tempting. I’d go see that artistic show just for fun with some good friends.

  • chrishc's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2004 at 5:37 AM

    Las Vegas doesn't have jellied eels or pie mash and liquor either. Not sure if that's a good thing!

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    May 22, 2004 at 4:49 AM

    Love Hadleigh Castle very much :) Thanks for sharing!!!

  • worldkiwi's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2004 at 3:44 AM

    Spot on with your comments... great to read this... what, may I ask, led you to Southend?

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