Southend Campus and the local area

Southend Campus

The full address of our Southend Campus is:
Southend Campus
Elmer Approach
Southend-on-Sea
SS1 1LW
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1702 328200

As the largest town in Essex and a lively seaside resort with good transport links, Southend is a popular choice with its six million annual visitors and students looking for a dynamic university experience.

Our campus is located in the heart of the town centre so you will be able to enjoy the vast array of entertainment, shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife on offer.

Venues and attractions

Coastline and beach – with seven miles of coastline, Southend offers you the chance to take part in a range of leisure activities including sailing, windsurfing, swimming, kite surfing and cycling. The seafront entertainment venues include ten-pin bowling, a marine life centre and theme park.

Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre at Garons Park – hosts a variety of sporting classes and activities including basketball, cricket and tennis. The Olympic diving facility at the new Southend Swimming and Diving Centre was used as a training base for the British Olympic diving team before the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Cultural venues – Southend boasts art galleries, several theatres and an eight-screen cinema.

Live music – Southend is famous for its live music scene with venues hosting a mix of new and alternative music.

Special events – you should watch out for the special annual events held throughout the year including the carnival, folk festival, sailing regatta and Europe's largest free airshow.

Nearby attractions

Leigh-on-Sea – this traditional fishing village has become a popular destination for those who enjoy a mix of old and new. You can find boutique and niche shops plus traditional quayside pubs, wine bars and modern restaurants.

Hadleigh Castle – provides panoramic views of the coastline, stretching out to Kent and was used for the mountain biking competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Hamlet Court Road – located on the outskirts of town, this cosmopolitan area is a hub for international cuisine, fashionable bars and night life.

Excellent transport links

Southend Central railway station is next to The Gateway Building and London Fenchurch Street can be reached in only 50 minutes. Our second train station, Southend Victoria, links Southend with London Liverpool Street. A bus station, located just behind the High Street, serves the town, Stansted Airport and surrounding area. National Express and airport coach services also have pick up points around the Southend area, ensuring that the town is easily accessible from across the UK.

Since April 2012, a number of European destinations also fly into London Southend Airport.