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Places to go

All along the c2c line, there are places to entertain, excite and inspire. From cosy pubs with local ales and world class retail centres, to the British institution of friendly seaside towns: we’ve got the best tips and ideas to encourage you to explore the best of what London and South Essex has to offer. Buy your ticket, grab your friends, and enjoy.

Southend Beaches

Southend Beaches

Find beautiful beaches in under one hour from London. There's clean Blue Flag beaches, pretty beach huts, and plenty of places to build an epic sandcastle.

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Guide to Shoeburyness

Guide to Shoeburyness

Shoeburyness is either a sleepy beach, or action packed adventure, depending on what you make of it. Sandy beaches and huge sea views make Shoeburyness a different experience from the main pebble beaches of Southend. But there’s more to Shoeburyness than sand - from wildlife to local history.

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The Best Fish and Chip shops in Southend

The Best Fish and Chip shops in Southend

Over the years we’ve done extensive research into the fish and chip availability on the c2c route. Here are our Top 10 fish and chip shops in Southend.

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Walks, parks and nature spots in South Essex

Walks, parks and nature spots in South Essex

It doesn’t take long until the train has whizzed you out of the big city and into the green fields and Thames river views of South Essex.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Immortalised in the hearts of a nation thanks to the 2012 London Olympics, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a great place to meet friends, to relax, to exercise - and lots more.

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