The Royal Pavilion
Southend Pier is now home to The Royal Pavilion, which officially opened on 19th July 2012. The 350sq m building, which was designed by White Arkitekter working in partnership with London-based architects Sprunt, was constructed off-site at Tilbury Docks in Essex. It was then lowered onto a barge at the docks on Wednesday 16th May 2012 and transported along the Thames to the Pier.
The Pavilion was officially named in a unique ceremony conducted by His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, on Tuesday 16th July 2013.
It is the first structure to be added to the pier head since 2000 when a new RNLI lifeboat station was constructed. Now completed, the Pavilion is capable of seating 185 people in it's main hall and also houses a 40 sq m artists’ studio and Café, a unique eatery which is open every day, and offers fantastic, unrivalled views over the Thames Estuary from its covered terrace.
There are a variety of events, concerts and exhibitions to enjoy over the coming months including music, theatre, art and photography, and to find out more about what’s going on and when, follow the links below.