Trains to Southend Victoria enter Southend-on-Sea from the north, coming to rest in the heart of this Essex seaside town. The station is situated in the Victoria Circus, which underwent a £7 million revamp in 2011 - it was then that The Return, a £50,000 sculpture by Belgian artist Rene Julien, was placed in front of the station. Depicting a couple gleefully greeting, presumably after a long journey to Southend Victoria, it captures the romance of train journeys perfectly. Southend Victoria is a terminus station, closing the Shenfield to Southend Line, and is perfectly positioned in the town centre. Visitors can reach the Southend Library, the Central Museum - featuring a Saxon gold haul - and the pedestrianized High Street in a matter of minutes. The seaside is of course the main attraction, with seven miles of seafront, the world's longest Pleasure Pier, and family-friendly attractions such as the Adventure Island Fun Park and Sea Life Adventure Aquarium.
Looking for a coffee on the way to the station? We've collected a list of our favourite independent coffee houses and eateries within walking distance of the station - check them out below!
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|The Novel Coffee Shop||5 minutes||Charity run coffee shop selling books as well as coffee, homemade cakes & lunches.|
|Clarence Restaurant & Cafe||8 minutes||Freshly-made meals and fresh coffee.|
|Sicily Coffee House||6 minutes||Quaint cafe serving delicious pastries.|
Southend Victoria station has one main entrance and a side entrance. Both lead into the concourse, which opens directly onto all four platforms. On the concourse you'll find a ticket office, ticket machines and a few shops. All departures are towards London Liverpool Street, and usually use platforms 3 or 4, which are the closest to the ticket barriers. Toilets, including accessible facilities, can be found at the end of platform 1.
|to London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||05:30||4||On time|
|to London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||06:00||2||On time|
|to London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||06:30||4||On time|
|to London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||06:50||3||On time|
|to London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||07:10||4||On time|
|from London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||06:38||3||On time|
|from London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||07:04||3||On time|
|from London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||07:34||4||On time|
|from London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||07:54||4||On time|
|from London Liverpool Street||Greater Anglia||08:14||3||On time|