Essex is a county that we don’t know very well so we decided to visit some of it whilst we were staying in Ipswich. We started off with Southend-on-Sea which is famous for, amongst other things, having the longest pleasure pier in the world. The Waterstones here is in the High Street. From the front it is just an everyday glass-fronted shop, but the building above is quite attractive.
Looking towards ‘Adventure Island’ and the pier