After dark in Southend, you're sure to have a dazzling night out now that we've been awarded a Purple Flag.

Purple Flag is a national accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in the management of town and city centres at night. It is the 'gold standard' for night time destinations and entertainment areas that achieve the standard will be those that offer a better night out to visitors. Purple Flag aims to raise standards and improve the quality of our towns and cities at night.

Only 31 town and city centres have been awarded Purple Flags since the scheme was launched by the ATCM in October 2009 and we're pleased to announce that Southend has now been accredited. So now we have award winning beaches, Green Flags for our parks and now a Purple Flag for our Night Time Economy.

To find out more about what's on offer in Southend after dark, follow the links below.



There's loads of great places to eat in Southend, whether you're after Italian, Mexican, or Chinese, there's something for everyone.   

If you're feeling lucky, then why not have a flutter at one of Southend's great casinos? Just grab your chips and decide, red or black?  

If you're heading out for a quiet drink then there's plenty of choice in Southend, whether you want a trendy wine bar or traditional pub. 

If live music is your ideal night out, then Southend has a number of great venues where you can enjoy some music with a drink or two. 

You're sure to have a great night out at any one of Southend's nightclubs, each with their own unique facilities, offers and events.  

From shows to comedians, and from pantomimes to concerts, Southend theatres offers loads of choice all year round.