Southend On Sea 5 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 - 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 3 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 4 - Essex Villages
Our excursion today takes in some of the rural villages and historic towns of the county./nCoggleshall is famous for its lace making, Layer Marney for its Tudor tower and Tiptree for its jams and cream tea./nChelmsford is the county town of Essex and Maldon is well known for its production of sea salt./n
Day 5 - 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