Leigh-on-Sea is a civil parish in Essex, England with a population of 22,509 people. It is situated on the north of the estuary of the river Thames, a few miles from the North Sea to the east and from Kent coast to the south.
Leigh experienced marked change with the increasing dominance of 24-hour supermarkets, parks, bars, cafes, restaurants, boutiques and galleries which have replaced the traditional High Street shops. The town is served by the Leigh-on-Sea railway station which has six trains in each direction per hour. There are also several well established annual events like the Leigh Regatta and The Leigh Folk Festival. The regatta is held on a weekend in September and is organized by the Sea Scout Groups to raise funds for charity and local scouting.
Many actors/actresses come from Leigh including Phil Cornwell, Helen Mirren, Peggy Mount and also the tennis playing brothers David and John Lloyd.