Ihave been traveling in Italy for the last two months with my 4 year old son. We have been staying at a ashtanga yoga retreat as wwoofers. I have been working as a massage therapist and chef at the retreat. When we arrive in southend we will be coming back from Portugal. i wanted to see the London coast before we return back to the states. We will be arriving in the evening of the 10 th and leaving early the morning of the 14th. We are in early to put my son to bed no later than 9pm. We usually sleep till around 8am or so ...looking for a safe happy place to stay that enjoys children. My son is very sweet..shy at first, and then he usually warms up. Loves to laugh and play.we will be out most of the day exploring...would love a cozy welcoming environment. We will not have a car ..so hoping to find a place close to the airport.