Skip to content

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Theme Park
“Absolute must-see for families and thrill seekers! With a wide variety of rides whatever your age, there is something for everyone and I have yet to meet a child who doesn't love this place! Best part is that you can enter the theme park for free and have a look at the rides before you decide whether or not to get an all-day wristband. (You can buy tickets for individual rides but this works out much more expensive). Top Tip: In the summer holidays it's open late (until 10/11pm on warm days) and you can buy wristbands for half price after 6pm. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Situated overhanging the cliffs, there is always some night-time entertainment, in the way of shows, comedy ormusical, etc”
  • 8 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Besides the Church with its graveyard, Leigh is full of independent shops, cafes, bars etc. It was voted the happiest town in England 2019! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Right next to Chalkwell Train station. Cafe & toilets nearby. Walk from Chalkwell to Leigh along the cinder path next to the railway line”
  • 5 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 4
“Nice little coastal town, not too busy like Southend, a street of bars and restaurants to eat and drink and socialise.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Museum
“You can take a train ride along the longest pleasure pier in the world or if you are feeling sprightly why not walk it”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pub
$$
“A pub with outdoor seating. A good spot in Old Leigh by the the sea (located close to Leigh on sea train station). ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely place for breakfast or lunch, 25 minute walk along the seafront to Western Esplanade. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“Our favourite cafe - divine breakfasts and cakes. Get there early as it's always busy”
  • 5 locals recommend
Aquarium
“This place has been much improved in recent years and even has some animals you wouldn't expect to see at a Sea Life Centre, including Meerkats! Top Tip: If you buy a wristband at Adventure Island, you can upgrade it to include Sea Life Centre entry for around a fiver - that'll keep everyone amused for the whole day!”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“Perfect location for breakfast, lunch and evening dinner. Would need to book for evening meals. Tel 01702 611363”
  • 6 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
$
“haha not sure where the pic comes into it...but you really do need a scooped vanilla Ice Cream Cone (not the soft one from the machine, whipped?). Made in Southend and tasting great!!!!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Burger Joint
$$
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“The longest pleasure pier in the World. You can take a walk to the end of catch the little train !”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“A very full menu and never a skinny portion. Arrive hungry and always pre-book.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“ The main shopping area of Leigh-on-Sea, full of boutique shops, bars, restaurants, delicatessen's and banks.”
  • 4 locals recommend