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About Southend-on-Sea

Our new city of Southend-on-Sea is a connected, ambitious, creative and diverse place to live, work and visit – a city for everyone.

Our characterful, inspiring coastline is peppered with unique gems – from the iconic Southend Pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world which stretches 1.33 miles into the Thames Estuary to the historical Shoebury Garrison and fishing village of Old Leigh. 

Home to London Southend Airport and an ever-growing business community, we are enhancing our important regional role as a place for economic prosperity and opportunity.