Southend-on-Sea is a seaside resort located in Essex, England. With its close proximity to London and ideal access to train services, Southend’s economy has been based on tourism since the Georgian era. Popular sites include the town’s seafront attractions which consist of an amusement park, the ‘Sea-Life Adventure’ aquarium and a modern vertical cliff linking the seafront with Southend’s high-street shopping.
Southend’s railway network provides services to London Liverpool Street via Stratford, Billericay and Rayleigh. The Southend Pier Railway is dedicated to providing transport along the 1.34-mile long pier (which is one of the longest piers in the world). London Southend Airport is also accessible via a train service and provides services to European destinations.