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Southend Pier

Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
01702 618747
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Type: Lookouts, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
Owner description: The Museum aims to preserve the history of Southend Pier and provide visitors with information on why it was built, how it has changed, its important... more » Owner description: The Museum aims to preserve the history of Southend Pier and provide visitors with information on why it was built, how it has changed, its important role during two world wars, survived disasters, and continued to provide pleasure for many generations. The Pier is part of our cultural and sociological heritage and we are working to preserve and conserve those reminders. « less
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Hartlepool, England
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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Visited here in May 2011. Rode the train to the end of Southend Pier and back again, a good way to enjoy the longest pier in the world! I found the price for doing this reasonable and not too expensive. Nice little visitor centre/gift shop. Enjoyed my visit to this Essex landmark!

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Walked down, train back for a reasonable price, not busy, not sunny but could still see. Wondered hy it was so long as many large ships were passing but then theide went out and you can see the sea bed for ages! Another tick on to do list. Had a wander around the RNLI shop, didn't go to cafe but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful time walking up and back with the family. The time flew by. Even saw Jamie Oliver filming a new food programme for Jamie & Jimmies. The cafe at the end was okay and of course had to buy something in the RNLI shop.Excellent value

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I got the train down the pier then saw the amazing view you can see right over to Kent. This is the worlds longest pier and one of the best

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Love southend pier. Have my name carved into it ;) always go back to look at it. Always take the train and could sit there staring at the sea forever. New cafe at the end if it could do with better menu and more choice. Other than that love my pier.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Walked this many times the views are out of the world on a clear day! If you can't manage the walk back hop on the train ... Nothing to dislike about this at all

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A beautiful day, my friend & I visited the pier actually to be nosy & see Jamie Oliver filming. Cost £4 each to get train there & back. Most miserable staff behind desks, didn't even look at you, let alone crack a smile! Got to the end of the pier, nothing really there, but that didn't worry us as we... More

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Nottingham
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113 reviews 113 reviews
17 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A train ride along this historic pier is something you must do. When we visited Jamie Oliver was filming his TV show - you can see why he chose this special location.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

There is so much to do at the seaside here, fun faire, restarants (amazing fish and chips at Neptunes!) plenty of shops and a lovely beach with the longest pier in the world!!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We visited the pier recently and for a family of four it cost us £9 to walk to the end of the pier and get the train back again. It is the worlds longest pier and it is a lovely walk to the end, but we was a little dissapointed with the lack of facilities at the end of the... More

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