Evenings and weekends
The region around Hawkwell offers plenty of options for leisure, with many excellent pubs, bars and restaurants to choose from. It has a range of cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and music venues, so you'll never be short of options for a night out.
Southend-on-Sea retains some of its old seaside charm in addition to being one of Essex's most important commercial and retail centres.
Close by is Hadleigh Castle, a grade 1-listed building once painted by John Constable, and Hadleigh Country Park, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and popular scenic attraction.
Those with an interest in sport will find many clubs and gyms to join, and can even watch League football at Southend United’s Roots Hall ground. Nearby Hadleigh, came to international prominence in 2012 when it hosted the Olympic mountain biking events. The Thames Estuary and River Crouch provide a wide range of options for water sport fans and some glorious scenery.