1935 Rooftop Bar - Holiday Inn Southend

Hotel and Restaurant of the Year at Essex Business Awards 2023

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Perfect spot for a rooftop tipple

Not only is this the only rooftop bar in Essex, but the 1935 Rooftop Bar also offers amazing views over the runway of London Southend Airport. You will be able to enjoy breath-taking views of the surrounding Essex countryside and perhaps watch a plane or two take off from London Southend Airport.

Our menus

We offer an extensive wine & cocktail menu along with a daily barfood menu featuring all your favourites such as our Classic Beef Burger with all the toppings and our famous Essex Fish & Chips. We also stock beers from the award winning Leigh on Sea Brewery. See our extensive drinks list here.





About us

The name 1935 Rooftop Bar originates from the year London Southend Airport officially opened as Southend Municipal Airport, on 18th September 1935. The start of the Second World War saw the site requisitioned by the RAF with a number of squadrons from all over the world based at Southend. During this time the runways played home to the Supermarine Spitfires, Hawker Hurricans and Bristol Blenheims.

London Southend Airport is still home to the Avro Vulcan XL426. Due to it’s British aviation heritage and as a tribute to the men and women who flew the Vulcan during the Cold War, a local volunteer group known as the Vulcan Restoration Trust purchased and now maintains the Vulcan B2 XL426 in live ground running condition at the airport. It opens to the public at the Visit the Vulcan Days held throughout the year just a few minutes walk from the hotel. You might also catch a glimpse of the Vulcan being taxied down the runway from time to time- a pretty impressive sight to behold (it is the only aircraft that breaks the hotel’s soundproof barrier).

Dual elevators will take you to the 5th floor. The area offers an entirely flat surface making it very accessible and spacious. Baby changing facilities and accessible toilets are available. Free high speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Free car parking is available for restaurant & bar guests directly outside the hotel.

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