The breathtaking sculpture Wave, a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks, was originally seen at the Tower of London as part of the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.
For the installation in Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, the sculpture will be located at The Barge Pier and available to see from 12th April- 25th June 2017. Below we’ve provided travel advice on how to get there for locals and non-locals alike.
Two direct train lines operate between London and Southend: the c2c line from Fenchurch Street to Southend Central, and the Abellio Greater Anglia line from Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria. On both lines the journey into Southend-on-Sea will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour. As the closest train station to Barge Pier, Shoeburyness- via the c2c Fenchurch Street line- is only a 15 minute walk away, if however, you arrive at Southend Victoria, the journey to Barge Pier can then be made via the Number 9 bus from outside the station- or by walking to Southend Central Train Station and taking the c2c line directly to Shoeburyness.
For more info, and to view train times, visit:
- C2C (London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central)
08457 678765 www.c2c-online.co.uk
- Abellio Greater Anglia
03456 007245 www.abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
There are two major roads linking Southend-on-Sea to the M25, the A127, and the A13. From the north, Southend is accessible via the A1, M11, M25 & the A127 (approximately 20 miles from the M25, Junction 29), and from the south, Southend-on-Sea can be reached via the M25 (Junction 30), or from the Dartford Tunnel & A13.
Several pay-and-display car parks are located near to Barge Pier: at Shoebury Common North, Shoebury Common South, and East Beach.
On arriving in Southend-on-Sea, it is advised that visitors follow the black and yellow event signage for directions to Poppies: Wave, and parking near to Barge Pier.
You’ll want to take the Number 9 bus by Arriva, running via Rayleigh, Eastwood, Southend Airport, Southend Victoria (Train Station), Southend Town Centre, Eastern Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, North Shoebury, and Shoeburyness. This is the main route running near to Barge Pier.
National Express coaches run to and from Southend. Booking information and more details can be found here: www.nationalexpress.com
By Bicycle: National Cycling Network Route 16 connects Basildon with Shoeburyness along Southend seafront. Cyclists wanting assistance in planning their route to view Poppies: Wave in Southend-On-Sea, are advised to contact Cycle Southend – email email@example.com .
Where space is available, and it is safe to do so, C2C will allow bicycles on their trains. It’s advised you store them sensibly for the consideration of other passengers. Bicycles are not accepted during busiest times, unless they’re foldable.
For more information go to: http://www.c2c-online.co.uk/travel-information/on-board/cycles-on-trains/.
For more information on this event please visit: www.visitsouthend.co.uk/poppies