Extracts from this Hamlet Court Road description are featured on www.visitsouthend.co.uk
Hamlet Court Road, in the heart of Westcliff-on-Sea, has a relaxed and inclusive atmosphere.
This cosmopolitan street of independent retailers provides a mix of vintage shops, cafes, florists, bakers, a greengrocers, jewellers and wool shop, many offering online, click & collect or home delivery services.
High street names Boots, Cooperative, Greggs, Post Office, Sainsbury’s, Savers, Tesco and Wimpy are also represented.
There are well established shops such as the Classic Cap Company, ladies’ fashions at Eliza and D’Marie boutiques and Stellisons Electrical, a family business established for 50 yrs.
Also, recent additions run by highly talented individuals, including Adonia Boutique Hamman Spa; Rosey Lea Bakery & Bistro; Mile and a Third, CAMRA pub of the year; and the guys at Ramen+Chill serving top notch food and beverage.
Other eateries offer Chinese, Indian, Italian, Portuguese, Thai and Turkish cuisine.
The buildings in Hamlet Court Road are a distinctive mix of late nineteenth century, Edwardian and Art Deco periods. One example is the 1920s beautifully restored double-fronted shop with original clock, now a boutique hotel & café.
Another is the perennial favourite: the 1930s Grade II listed building where the Havens family still run their China, Glass & Gifts business, now online, from the top floor. The two lower floors house the Haven Community Hub, offering a full timetable of activities for all ages and a large open spaced cafe.
Ample free on-street parking is available plus two car parks. Nearby Westcliff Station offers a regular c2c train service to Fenchurch Street in as little as 45 mins.
Westcliff beach is a 15 minute walk away and the cycle path runs from Chalkwell to Shoeburyness.
To the left are Argyll House Art Deco apartments, the Oyster Creek Kitchen housed in the Victorian sun shelter and Southend pier in the distance.