Rainham Marshes Cafe, Purfleet

Big skies and great wildlife within the M25

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About the place:

One of very few ancient landscapes remaining in London, these medieval marshes right next to the River Thames were closed to the public for over 100 years and used as a military firing range. The RSPB acquired the site in 2000 and built an innovative visitor centre with large picture windows, where the cafe is situated.


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Local Wildlife:

  • Avocet, White-fronted Goose, Yellow Wagtail, Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Peregrine, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Little Egret and many more
  • Water Vole, Water Shrew, Stoat, Weasel, Grass Snake, Marsh Frog, 


  • River Thames and marsh
  • Excellent views from inside


  • Local pies, pasties and soup
  • Home made cakes 
  • Not Licensed
  • Open: All year round
  • Accommodation: No


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Location: Essex, England

  • New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet, Essex RM19 1SZ

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