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Southend-on-Sea


Southend-on-Sea is a seaside resort in Essex about about 40 miles (65 kilometers) to the East of London. The town is a popular seasort resort, and home to the longest leisure pier in the world (Southend Pier).

Just to the North of Southend town center is London Southend Airport. In the 1960s, prior to advent of London Stansted, this was sometimes described as "London's third airport". Today, the airport offers commercial flights to a number of European and UK destinations.


Key Facts about Southend-on-Sea


Here are some facts about Southend-on-Sea:
  1. Southend-on-Sea is a town in Essex, England.

  2. The town is located on the North side of the Thames Estuary, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) East of central London.

  3. Southend is a well-known seaside resort, and is home to the longest leisure pier in the world (Southend Pier).

  4. Southend Pier dates back to the 19th century. It is a Grade II listed building, and extends 1.34 miles (2.16 kilometers) into the Thames Estuary.

  5. Major roads leading to Southend are the A127 and the A13. Both connect to the M25 motorway, and also to London.

  6. Southend is served by two national rail lines. They provide links to London Liverpool Street, London Fenchurch Street, and other destinations.

  7. London Southend Airport is located about 1.7 miles (2.8 kilometers) North of the town center. The airport currently offers commercial flights to a number of UK and European destinations.


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