Shopping in Southend-on-Sea

This page lists the big name shops and stores that you'll find on Southend High Street, and in the town's two undercover shopping centres. We hope visitors to this site will find this useful.

Please Get in touch if you think there's anything we should add to this page. You can ask questions or discuss the High Street in our Southend Forum.

For information on visiting Southend, see our Southend Visitors Information page.

The Victoria Shopping Centre

The Victoria Shopping Centre is at the top-end of the High Street, with direct access to Southend Victoria train station.

Formerly known as the Victoria Circus Shopping Centre, this is now under cover, has over 40 stores, and toilets including baby-changing / feeding and disabled facilities. Stores include:

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  • Argos (Click and Collect)
  • Next
  • Boots
  • Wilkinsons
  • H Samuel Jeweller
  • HMV (Was Zavvi, formerly Virgin Megastore)
  • Starbucks
  • New Look
  • Gamestation
  • Peacocks
  • Buzz Box
  • Shakeaway Milkshakes
  • Mixtures - Fashion Accessories, makeup, UV cosmetics
  • Deichmann - Shoes
  • Deemart - Jewellers
  • Looks - Female Clothes
  • Higgs Leather
  • Travel Smart - Travel agents
  • Victoria Shoes
  • Snappy Snaps
  • Gamestation
  • Peacocks
  • Buzz Box
  • Shakeaway Milkshakes
  • Mixtures - Fashion Accessories, makeup, UV cosmetics
  • Deichmann - Shoes
  • Deemart - Jewellers
  • Looks - Female Clothes
  • Higgs Leather
  • Travel Smart - Travel agents
  • Victoria Shoes
  • Snappy Snaps
  • Keisha's - Teenage stuff / cosmetics
  • Mini HaHa - Handbags
  • GNC - Sports Nutrition
  • Teddy Station
  • Pauls Studio - Photographers
  • Fiori Florist
  • Rebel Shoes
  • Broither2Brother - Gents clothing

The Victoria Website

Close to The Victoria: Games Workshop ; Specsavers Hearcare ; Coral ; Greggs

High Street (Top - to - middle)

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High Street (Middle)

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  • Dorothy Perkins / Burtons
  • Bay Trading
  • Bonmarche
  • Miss Selfridge
  • Game
  • Blue Inc
  • Thorntons Chocolate
  • Tresspass Outdoor Clothing
  • Carphone Warehouse
  • Gregg's The Bakers
  • Claires Fashion
  • Mallard Jewellers
  • EE (was T-Mobile)
  • Perfume Shop
  • Madhouse
  • Moss Bros
  • Thomas Cook
  • Ann Summers
  • Starbucks
  • Card Factory
  • Body Shop
  • Thompson Travel Agents
  • River Island
  • QUIZ - Ladies clothing
  • Co-operative Travel
  • Madhouse
  • Thomas Cook

High Street (Middle - to - bottom)

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  • Specsavers Opticians
  • Shoe Zone
  • Yours
  • Hallmark (Prelude)
  • Linens Direct
  • Coral Betting
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Iceland (just off the High Street by M & S)
  • Millets (just off the High Street by M & S)
  • Clarks Shoes
  • Monsoon / Accessorize
  • BHS
  • Orange Shop
  • Cornish Bakehouse
  • Boots Optician
  • The Money Shop
  • Ohsoboho (ladies fashion) 
  • Greggs The Bakers
  • Nellys Sweet Treats
  • Wallis
  • Waterstones
  • Superdrug
  • H & M (Opened in October 2012 on the site of the old Woolworths / H.J Hughes)
  • Sunglasses Shop
  • Troll - Fashion accessories

The Royals Shopping Centre

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  • Costa Coffee
  • Boots
  • Debenhams
  • HQ - Women's Clothing
  • Toni & Guy
  • Xisle Surf Shop
  • H & M
  • Primark
  • TK Maxx
  • Choices Video
  • Evans
  • Vision Express optician
  • Tesco Express
  • Ottakar's Bookshop
  • Look - Women's Clothing
  • Sarah Beth Jeweller
  • H & M
  • Primark
  • TK Maxx
  • Choices Video
  • Evans
  • Vision Express optician
  • Tesco Express
  • Ottakar's Bookshop
  • Look - Women's Clothing
  • Sarah Beth Jeweller
  • Super Cuts
  • Baron Jon Menswear
  • Pandora Jewellery
  • Julian Graves - Healthfood
  • Evans
  • Bright House - Household

Royals website

Close to the High Street

Within walking distance of the High Street at the top end (away from the seafront), there are a few other notable shopping outlets:

There are several non-mainstream shops just off the High Street - See our Speciality Shops page for a sample

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Markets in and Around Southend:

Farmer's Market: The Southend Farmers Market is held on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month on Southend High Street from 9am to 4pm. Free entry. More info at www.essexfarmersmarkets.co.uk.

Southend High St Farmers Market

Roots Hall Market: There's also the huge open-air Roots Hall Market on a Thursday, at the football ground (5 minutes drive down Victoria Avenue). More: Roots Hall Market


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