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Explore the City Centre

The City Centre is a great place to start your Southend adventure. There's plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, and you're spoilt for choice for things to do!

Southend Central Museum and Beecroft Art Gallery are both just a stone’s throw away from Southend Victoria Train Station.

If you’re coming from Southend Central Train Station, be sure to stop by Focal Point Gallery for some cultural inspiration. After that, venture down the High Street for a bit of retail therapy!

The Central Seafront is where you’ll find classic amusement arcades, and some great attractions like Adventure Island and Sea-Life Adventure. And not forgetting the world’s longest pleasure pier, Southend Pier and Railway!

If you fancy some shopping then you’ve come to the right place! Here you’ll find all the national chains as well as some great independents along the High Street and in our two shopping centres, Royals Shopping Centre and The Victoria Shopping Centre.

Southend Central Train Station

Southend Central station is where to alight for Southend City Centre and access to Southend Pier, Adventure Island and Sea Life Centre (and many more attractions besides) which are all a short walk away along the seafront. The station also directly serves the University of Essex’s Southend Campus.

Southend Victoria Train Station

Situated 34 miles from London Liverpool Street, Southend Victoria Station is just over an hour journey. On an average weekday, 79 trains travel between these two stations.

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