What's on this month
Oh May with your two Bank Holidays you really are spoiling us! It's also the start of the festival season which means that summer is hot on our heels. From fun things to do with the family along the route, to all the latest exhibitions and events in the capital, we’ve got the lowdown on how to spend all that precious free time.
Grab your wellies, sunscreen and a waterproof that you pray you won’t have use, festival season is here. Whether you’re young, old, into films, music or just good vibes - there’s a festival for you happening on the line. Don’t forget you can save a third on your train tickets if you travel with three or more friends with our GroupSave offer.
May Bank Holiday ideas
May’s second Bank Holiday falls on 29 May. And where is a more British place than the seaside to spend it? Southend has a host of great British seaside activities. Plus if it does rain then there’s lots of galleries, arcades, soft play areas and eateries to duck into too.
See the Poppies Wave, Barge Pier, Shoeburyness
Wave is a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper. This breath-taking sculpture is being exhibited across the UK, along with Weeping Window, by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.
Poppies: Wave is the only place in the East of England to have the sculpture. It's completely free and the closest train station to Barge Pier is Shoeburyness Train Station via our Fenchurch Street line. Barge Pier is approximately a 20 minute walk from Shoeburyness train station. On until 25 June 2017.
Pick of the month - Roslin Beach Hotel, Thorpe Bay
It recently landed number 15 in The Times top 20 beach hotels, and it's our top pick of the month. After a stroll along the sweeping sandy sea-front from Southend we suggest sitting on the sun-trap terrace of the hotel's glass fronted restaurant and lap up the sweeping panoramic views of the Thames Estuary with a refreshing beverage in hand. You'll feel like you're in Spain. Plus we’ve got a special 2 for 1 offer on cocktails if you download this voucher and take it along with your train ticket.
There's always plenty happening in London to keep anybody and everybody entertained no matter what the weather. Here are some of our top picks of new exhibitions and events. Don't forget we have over 200 2FOR1 vouchers to top London attractions, such as the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, London Aquarium and many eateries, galleries and museums besides. The list is (almost) endless. All you have to do is download your 2FOR1 voucher in advance and take it along to the attraction with your valid train ticket.