One of the most popular places for us to take residents for a good old British day out is to the seaside! And our destination of choice tends to be Southend-on-Sea, situated on the Thames Estuary in Essex - we visited this month and had a great time.

Southend holds a special place in many residents’ hearts, taking them back to childhood memories when they enjoyed family holidays eating fish and chips, and strolling along the pier with an ice cream in hand.

The seaside town also served as a meeting place for many during the war when partners were on leave. We have also made new memories too, visiting the Sealife Adventure aquarium, enjoying freshly made doughnuts and sitting in the sunshine.

We’re sure it won’t be long until we’re back in Southend-on-Sea once again.