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218 Leigh Road
Leigh on Sea

Why move to Leigh-on-Sea?

Leigh-on-Sea and the surrounding areas don't really take much selling. They're by the sea, with regular, easy and fast connections to London, and they're bursting with cafes, bars, restaurants and independent shops. There's a very good reason so many people are upping sticks and moving here.

Some things we love about Leigh-on-Sea

The Art Trail is now an annual event as are the Folk, Fishing and May Day Festivals, not forgetting the Regatta attracting visitors from far and wide with recommendations in the national press.

Leigh is considered by many to be the cultural centre of the Borough with its many art galleries and studios which stage regular exhibitions and sell works by artists in the town and from across the world.

Leigh-on-Sea prides itself on the variety and quality of its restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes. There is a continental atmosphere about the town centre as people enjoy their food whilst watching the world go by. Most tastes are provided for, whether you want food prepared by top quality chefs in elegant surroundings with service to match, or something more modest in a friendly atmosphere, with excellent value for money.

A visit to the Old Town is a must with its famous cockle sheds where you can sample freshly cooked fish from Osbourne's that has been established since the 1880's it is conveniently located opposite the Crooked Billet which is the oldest pub in the High Street having been there for 160 years.

We have two local theatres that regularly have major London productions to enjoy, a local cinema and of course the longest pier in the world surrounded by amusement arcades as well as plenty of hotels, guest houses and beach huts in the adjacent town of Southend-on-Sea.

A little bit of history

The village of Leigh was first recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Legra", a small fishing hamlet. Due to its good position on the shipping route to London, it began to grow and by the 16th century had become a fairly large and prosperous port. Ships of up to 340 tons are recorded as being built in Leigh, including many that would have been built for the local fishing fleets. With its location at the mouth of the Thames, Leigh was often used by the navy against threats from pirates and the French, Spanish and Dutch Navies.

Need to know

Leigh-on-Sea has now been voted the happiest place to live in the United Kingdom twice in a national annual survey conducted by Rightmove.


Leigh-on-Sea has much to offer residents and visitors alike. People travel from across the county and beyond to enjoy Leigh's shopping and culture.  The bustling Broadway in Leigh-on-Sea and the up and coming Leigh Road serve residents and visitors seven days a week. Shoppers are spoilt for choice. Leigh prides itself on its abundance of independent retailers.Whether you're shopping for gifts, treating yourself or buying daily groceries, Leigh has recently become the place to be.



By Road:

The A13 and A127 link to the M25 in just under half an hour.

By Train:

Leigh-on-Sea C2C station connects to London Fenchurch Street station in under 45 minutes.

By Air:

London Southend Airport is an 11-minute drive offering direct flights to 45 European destinations.

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