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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Sublocality
“Besides the Church with its graveyard, Leigh is full of independent shops, cafes, bars etc. It was voted the happiest town in England 2019! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 4
“Nice little coastal town, not too busy like Southend, a street of bars and restaurants to eat and drink and socialise.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pub
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“A pub with outdoor seating. A good spot in Old Leigh by the the sea (located close to Leigh on sea train station). ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Our favourite cafe - divine breakfasts and cakes. Get there early as it's always busy”
  • 5 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“ The main shopping area of Leigh-on-Sea, full of boutique shops, bars, restaurants, delicatessen's and banks.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
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“Why not! & try some of the fish food snacks (across the road) with your pint/wine. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ Wonderful decked area to rear, ideal for relaxed afternoon drinks. Also, a formal restaurant - booking recommended. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favourite pizza place and if you like cocktails visit The Black Cat Bar behind the restaurant”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Great hidden gem! This Bar also has an open mike night on a Thursday, serves great food and good beer and wine.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“The very lovely Sarah runs this friendly dog-mad place. Be prepared to queue for a table on Sundays but you can sometimes reserve one if you call ahead. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Travel Agency
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This a cool, vibrant spot, one of the best in Leigh-on-Sea. There is a very nice food selection and a varied drinks menu.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Off-Licence
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Really good food. It is open in the evening on Friday and Saturday night to serve Moroccan food. You need to book in advance for Friday and Saturday nights”
  • 2 locals recommend
Premise
“It is a delightful old fishing village where one can see the cockle and fishing boats and sample the sea food. Three public houses serving good meals, and to walk along the cobbled street, and visit the gift shops and cafes is a must.”
  • 1 local recommends