Home of the world's longest pleasure pier.
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Southend-on-Sea is a seaside resort located on the north bank of the Thames estuary roughly 40 miles (65 km) east of London.
Originally the south end of the village of Prittlewell, Southend became a popular seaside resort for Londoners during the Victorian era. Owing to its proximity to London and easy access by train, the town's economy has largely been based on tourism ever since.
You can see Kent on the other side of the estuary
Home of the world's longest pleasure pier. Opened in 1889, it has become Southend's most famous landmark.
At 1.34 miles (2158 metres) in length the pier stretches into the estuary of the River Thames.
|Fish and Chips the traditional British seaside takeaway|
Pooh met two biker friends
Many bikers meet at the seaside on Bank holiday weekends. Southend is just one of many seaside venues for bikers.
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