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Cliff Funicular

So worth the 50p it costs to ride up the Cliff in this Edwardian gem. The Gardens look like they... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greater London, United Kingdom

Very nice to see the sea from, a beautiful relaxing walk , and breath taking views of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a shame, recently went to see a show at Westclliff pavilion. Was a little early so walked along past the gardens to get to Southend high street. Unable to walk through the gardens as at least 20 homeless drunks were having a fight in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jaqwilks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice to see the sea from, a beautiful relaxing walk , and breath taking views of the beach.....

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank marim705
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is only a very short walk from the high street by the royals shopping centre and is worth a visit as it offers fantastic views across the estuary .A good place to walk dogs and there is a statute of queen Victoria plus the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pauldmartin59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So worth the 50p it costs to ride up the Cliff in this Edwardian gem. The Gardens look like they are getting a bit of tlc (did look like they needed it). The Funicular is a treasure and the volunteer staff are really knowledgable and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 60yoog
Reviewed 31 December 2018

Came here while in Southend in October 2018.nice gardens to sit down and watch the world go by for an hour.I was lucky as i came on a warm and sunny day.A must see if you are in Southend

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ianinteesside
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Had at least a half day out taking shots with my DSLR for the first time . the day was beautiful . lovely when the sun is out . simply stunning looking out to the sea view . lunch time was at the fish and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sean M
Reviewed 2 December 2018

A short walk from the centre of the town (which has a good shopping centre) these gardens will be beautiful in the Springtime. In winter, they afford spectacular viws over the Thames Estuary as far as the Isle of Sheppey. Cliff Lift was in operation...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barry S
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

The gardens here look a little unkept and not as good as the photos loaded. Still a nice place to walk through but I wouldn’t rush to go here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ninajtravels
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We went through the gardens from the pavilion theatre, down on to the sea front. It is very different to the shabby sea side front of Southend which found was unkept and dirty. If you do go to Southend stay near west cliff or Leigh...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank annedee419
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Attended after a fantastic time on the pier with my family . Very disappointed that the cliff lift wasnt in operation & the hand was missing from Queen Victoria...not exactly meeting tourist attraction expectations 😔

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tracey J
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