Attractions Near Bideford House
Southend United Football Club - 0.88 miles
At one end of the ground is the relatively new South Stand. This stand replaced a former open terrace and greatly improved the overall look. It is a small 'double decker' type of stand, the upper tier hanging over the lower. It is all seated and covered, but unfortunately has a few supporting pillars. On its roof is a small clock, dedicated to former player, Director & Chairman, Frank Walton. There are a couple of blocks of flats that overlook the ground from behind this stand. Away fans are now housed in what was originally the home end, the North Stand, which is a covered seated stand at the other end of the ground. This stand, like the West Stand at one side of the pitch, are both single tiered and have old looking 'barrel' shaped roofs.
Basildon Campus - 11.03 miles
Located in the heart of South Essex, South Essex College of Further and Higher Education offers an extensive range of educational and skills training at its campuses located in Basildon, Southend and Thurrock. Courses are available for people of all ages and backgrounds; whether you are a school-leaver, an adult seeking new career opportunities, a stepping stone to university or a mature student returning to education - we offer academic and vocational courses from entry-level to full honours degrees.
Gillingham Football Club - 12.12 miles
Priestfield Stadium has been virtually re-built since the current Chairman Paul Scally took over in 1995. On one side of the ground is the impressive two tiered, Medway Stand, opened in 2000 , with a row of executive boxes (the type which you can sit outside of) running across the middle. Opposite is the tidy all seater Gordon Road Stand. Unfortunately though, it contains a number of supporting pillars, which may hinder your view. This also has an unusual TV gantry perched on its roof. The Rainham End, has also been re-developed, with a single tier cantilevered stand, which replaced a former terrace.