Southend & London 7 Days - Park Inn Palace Hotel
Southend, situated on the North bank of the Thames Estuary, is the largest resort in Essex and Londoners’ favourite seaside resort; it is just an hour by train from central London. It has a famous pier, the longest in the world, with a railway service along to the pier head over a mile out to sea. A large lift offers access to the seafront from the town’s shopping centre and theatres. Our hotel is situated ideally on the seafront, between the beach and pier and the bustling main shopping centre, both a stone’s throw away.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - London
The sheer vastness of London means that a guide (included in tour cost) is a great asset in pointing us in the right direction./nWe will pass Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, London Bridge and Hyde Park Corner/nThe guided tour ends at the Aldwych, close to Covent Garden. The afternoon is free to visit points of personal interest./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Greenwich & National Maritime Museum
The free entry National Maritime Museum hosts a Nelson display, and an exhibition detailing the history of Atlantic trading. /nAdjacent is the Queen's House, also free entry, which has been restored to Inigo Jones's original spectactular design and houses many works of art./nA short walk uphill is the Royal Observatory with its amazing collection of Harrison’s ship clocks and story of ‘finding longitude’ (entry fees apply)./n
Day 6 - Colchester & Clacton
Colchester is Britain’s oldest town. There was probably a settlement here in the 5th century BC, and in 43AD Colchester was occupied by Roman invaders./nThe 11th century castle built by William the Conquereror is the largest surviving Norman keep ever built (entry fees apply). /nClacton-on-Sea is the leading resort on the Essex coast, with golden sands, a traffic free promenade, lovely gardens and a pier./n
Day 7 - Return Travel
Park Inn Palace
The Palace Hotel is in an ideal position, a short stroll away from Southend’s excellent shopping centre with the seafront accessible via a free promenade lift. Below the hotel on Marine Parade is the long pier with its own railway and Adventure Island Theme Park. The hotel’s reception is on the ground floor whilst the restaurant, lounge and bar are on the first floor with stunning views of the sea