Local attractions

The College's International team is based in Southend-on-Sea, a seaside resort in Essex less than 50 miles (80km) from central London, one of the greatest cities in the world!

Over six million tourists flock to Southend every year to enjoy its culture and Blue Flag beaches (seven miles of them) and tourism generates over £200m for the local economy. Southend also holds the World Record for having the Longest Pleasure Pier in the World - 1.33 miles (2.14km).

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Exterior of Cultural Centre
The Arts

There’s a strong community of artists in the town with regular shows and exhibitions at local venues, as well as concerts, ballet, opera and the biggest names in comedy.

Guitar player at local festival
Local festivals

During the summer months, several festivals takes place in Southend and its surrounding areas.

Game of cricket
Sport and leisure

Being a coastal town, windsurfing, sailing and kite surfing are popular local pastimes, with speedboat racing and a sailing regatta also taking place every year.

Exterior of Ingatestone Hall
Essex and further afield

Students at our College will discover that the area is rich in history and culture, with no shortage of fun things to see and do, from stately homes to music festivals.