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Southend Pier, Essex


  • Located in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, East of England, England
  • Southend Pier is Southend's most famous landmark and is the longest pleasure pier in the world (1.34 miles (2.16 km))
  • The original opening was in 1830 and in 1890 the first electric trains ran the length of the Pier
  • In October 2005 a fire devastated the Pier Head but it is now fully re-opened
  • The poet laureate John Betjamin wrote that 'the Pier is Southend, Southend is the Pier'
  • Mentioned in 'The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy'!
  • For more information about the history of Southend Pier, there is Southend Pier Museum located in North Station at the shore end of the Pier (website link below)
  • There is a walkway or railway service to the Pier Head, where you can visit the RNLI station

External Links
southendpiermuseum.co.uk
en.wikipedia.org
Southend Pier, Essex


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Sea Life Adventure Aquarium, Essex

Located in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, East of England, England

Less than a mile away.

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Southend Pier Museum, Essex

Located in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, East of England, England

Less than a mile away.

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Less than a mile away.

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The Gleneagles Hotel, Southend On Sea
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Approximately 1.1 miles away.

Total Rooms: 14; Rates: 38 - 79 Per Night

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Atlantis Guest House, Southend On Sea Essex
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Approximately 1.1 miles away.

Total Rooms: 13; Rates: 35 - 120 Per Night

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Camelia Hotel, Southend On Sea
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Approximately 1.1 miles away.

Total Rooms: 34; Rates: 45 - 130 Per Night

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