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Old Leigh

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Address: High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EP, England

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I moved away from the area nearly 30 years ago and this was my first trip back to Old Leigh. It was a beautiful winter's afternoon with a peaceful sunset, and hardly anybody... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Blairgowrie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Blairgowrie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I moved away from the area nearly 30 years ago and this was my first trip back to Old Leigh. It was a beautiful winter's afternoon with a peaceful sunset, and hardly anybody about. Just right for taking picture. The smells of the cockle sheds and salt marshes brought back the memories of childhood. I loved it!

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leigh on Sea is a wonderful place to live. Plenty to see and do. Eat and drink available at all price ranges. The broadway has a large selection of pubs. Restaurants and shops. Well worth a visit.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the summer, this is the most beautiful place to walk along and just be there and with so many little eaters and all the fresh seafood it's a stunner and you may be thinking it smells horrible, but surprisingly it doesn't. I hope this place is always there!

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Thank Doommbringer
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice old building in old leigh, not witherspoon's prices.very popular in the summer not a lot of room.

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Thank David P
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its ok, nice views, but EVERYTHING is over priced and EVERYONE who thinks they are the 'in' crowd pour down there in droves for a 'Cheeky Pint outside the Peterboat'. Much nicer when its quiet.

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Thank gmsackman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As somebody from Malta, where we have a good range of old fishing villages, I was pleasantly surprised with this beautiful old street... I felt at home and I dare say that I could feel the history of such a place! It was quiet and the sunset was a spectacle...

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Thank Chris G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice walk, along the pebbles, passing the pubs, try the Peterborough very good atmosphere drinks reception cheap they have inside seating and a huge outdoor seating area as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cobbled street, old pubs, plenty of seafood, museum, art gallery and a lovely Thames estuary view. Legends, pirates, witches and the famous ship The Mayflower is said to have stopped in leigh before its historical journey to Plymouth, New England! If you visit Essex, don't miss out on a seaside drink in old Leigh. The view is better when the... More 

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Thank Chris K
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved it here. Having spent the morning down in the fishing village eating seafood overlooking the Thames estuary with all its wading birds searching for their food in the mud we meandered up a grassy incline into the old town of Leigh on Sea. The view from the top was stunning even though the tide was out giving great... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh,what a place full of charm and history,great sea food restaurants and pubs,cobbled street where there is a museum telling the story of Leigh, well worth a visit,plus cafes,gift shops, and at the end of the street you have the beach where the children can play and really enjoy themselves

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