Make moments you'll remember
Like the time you discovered the best bit of the beach, or the perfect spot to sink a drink with your friends. Or lived the high-life at London's trendy rooftop bars. Life is all about getting out and making memories with the people who matter to you most. Our trains from London to Southend Central take under an hour and cost £11.75 (or less) for an adult return when you book online 3 days or more ahead. Kids go for £2 on weekdays!
Whether it’s braving that scary ride for the first time, or that pint of artisan ale and a bag of chips with a sea view, or hiring bikes and venturing along a fresh stretch of coast. Find your moment in less than an hour from London to the Southend-on-Sea seaside.
Discover Southend's beaches
Southend-on-Sea happens to be one of the warmest and driest places in the UK which is why it’s been a popular UK holiday spot for hundreds of years (even the Tudors used to summer here).
It has a long, sweeping stretch of coastline with beautiful Blue Flag beaches. From the sandy Shoebury East Beach to colouful beach huts in Thorpe Bay, there’s a real variety of waterfront activity on offer to suit whatever your mood.
Family days out in London
With easy connections to Greenwich peninsula, docklands, Stratford and of course the centre of the city itself, you can explore all the amazing things to do in London.
From the London Aquarium on the Southbank to the city farm in the heart of trendy Spitalfields, you'll never be stuck for things to do in London. Here’s our guide to the top activities for the young and young at heart.