Southend-on-Sea is the largest town in the County of Essex. Located at the mouth of the Thames Estuary, the town is the closest resort to London, being only 40 miles east of the capital.
Southend is a busy tourist destination and shopping centre, with a pier famous for being the longest in Britain and miles of seafront. With the seaside location comes leisure facilities and attractions, excellent shopping facilities and numerous restaurants, wine bars and pubs. There are two direct railway lines to London and the M25 motorway is less than half an hour away.