ARRIVING BY TRAIN Travelling to South East Soul Festival is extremely easy by train and will allow you to avoid any traffic problems on the road as the two local stations Southend Victoria or Southend Central are very easily accessible from Central London. Whether you are travelling from outside or inside the London area, you will be able to find a train connection that will get you to the festival. For train travel to Southend Victoria or Southend Central visit National Rail for up-to- the-minute timetable and pricing information. TRAVEL TIMES FROM AROUND THE UK For those travelling to either Southend Victoria or Southend Central British Rail stations please check National Rail for up-to- the-minute timetable and pricing information. To help you plan your time at the festival and to give you an approximate idea of how long it may take to arrive at either Southend Victoria or Southend Central stations from some nationwide British Rail stations, here are some approximate travel times: Birmingham – 3 Hours 15 Minutes / Brighton – 2 Hours 30 Minutes / Bristol – 3 Hours 30 Minutes / Cambridge – 2 Hours 45 Minutes / Cardiff – 4 Hours / Hatfield – 2 Hours / London – 1 Hour / Maidstone – 2 Hours / Manchester – 4 Hours Oxford – 3 Hours / Southampton – 3 Hours / Stevenage – 2 Hours TRAVEL TIMES FROM LONDON To help you plan your day and to give you a rough idea of how long it might take to arrive in the local area from the main British Rail stations in London, here are some approximate travel times: To Southend Central or Southend Victoria / Euston 1h 30 minutes / Fenchurch Street 1h / Kings Cross 1h 30 minutes Liverpool Street Station 1h / London Bridge 1h 15 minutes / Paddington 1h 40 minutes / Stratford 1h / Victoria 1h 30 minutes GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL SITE Once you arrive at either Southend Central or Southend Victoria there are a variety of options available that will get you to the Hainault Forest Country Park festival site: Take the 6, 24 or 27 bus to Cokefield Avenue. Local mini-cab services 333444 Taxis 01702 33344 AC Radio Cars 01702 334455 Uber rides which are available by using their mobile app. Walking distance from Southend Central to the festival site is 2.5 miles which is a 50 minute walk. To walk from Southend Victoria takes 45 minutes, which a distance of 2.2 miles. BUS INFORMATION Whether you live in Southend, London or outside areas, once you arrive in the local area you may decide to journey to the festival site using local buses. Getting a bus is very straight forward as all you have to do is find the nearest stop for the 24 or 27 bus which will take you directly to Cokefield Avenue round the corner from the South East Soul Festival site in Garon Park. You can check out a local journey planner for bus travel. GETTING A BUS FROM SOUTHEND CENTRAL STATION For those travelling by bus to the South East Soul Festival site from SouthendvCentral Station, you will find the 27 bus (towards Sutton Park) at stop H on Chichester Road and you need to get off at Hamstel Road Adj Cokefield Avenue. The festival site is only a short ride away and the journey shouldn’t take any longer than 10-15 minutes. Buses frequently arrive at the stop every 12 minutes, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long for a bus to arrive. There will be a very short walk from the festival site at Garon Park.
GETTING A BUS FROM SOUTHEND VICTORIA STATION To get a 27 bus from Southend Victoria Station to Garon Park. Walk out of Southen Victoria Station for approx. 1 minute to Victoria Station Interchange (Stop Vc), Queensway. Take the 27 bus (towards Sutton Park) and get off at Hamstel Road Adj Cokefield Avenue. There will be a very short walk from the festival site at Garon Park. SUMMARY Check the First Group Essex to get all the information you need about timetables, bus routes and travel costs. The 27 or 24 bus can be boarded either outside of Southend Central or Southend Victoria stations.
CAR TRAVEL INFORMATION Travelling by car to South East Soul Festival? Don’t worry as we’ve got you covered for every part of the journey. If you are unfamiliar with the area and aren’t sure where to find Garon Park, the full address for the festival is as follows Garon Park / Eastern Avenue / Southend on Sea / Essex / SS2 4FA Simply put the postcode above into your sat nav and away you go!
You can also check the AA website for up-to- the-minute traffic updates and to plan your journey by car. FINDING THE FESTIVAL SITE BY CAR
Garon Park is near to the following motorway junctions and A roads: A1159 / A13 / A127 / A130 Junctions 28 and 29 of the M25. The festival will be well sign posted to help everyone arriving on the day but we would suggest inputting the address of the festival into your sat nav to avoid any issues. CAR PARK INFORMATION One concern that drivers may have about taking their car to the festival is finding a safe parking space during their time at the site. We’re happy to inform you there will be plenty of spaces available at the secure car park on site for free.