ChatGPT is an Open AI chatbot that has garnered huge attention since it was launched in November 2022, with it being able to provide an answer to almost any prompt asked of it.

It has been used to write lines of code and full essays amongst other things, but we thought we would ask it what the best and worst things about Southend are.

The service has been known to confidently provide responses that are not always completely accurate, so you will have to be the judge of if what it says is true or not.

After inputting the prompt 'What are the five best and five worst things about Southend' here's what ChatGPT had to say.

5 best things about Southend according to ChatGPT

1. Beautiful Seaside Location

Southend boasts a lovely coastline with sandy beaches and stunning sea views, making it an attractive destination for tourists and residents alike.

Great British Life: Southend's seaside location was an aspect that was praised about the citySouthend's seaside location was an aspect that was praised about the city (Image: Newsquest)

2. Adventure Island

The city is home to Adventure Island, a popular amusement park with a variety of rides and attractions, perfect for families and thrill-seekers.

3. Pier and Cultural Attractions

Southend's iconic pier is the longest pleasure pier in the world, offering entertainment, shopping, and dining options, as well as beautiful panoramic views.

4. Festivals and Events

Southend hosts various festivals and events throughout the year, providing a vibrant cultural scene for locals and visitors to enjoy.

5. Access to London

Southend benefits from excellent transportation links to London, making it a convenient place to live for those who want a balance between coastal living and access to the capital.

5 worst things about Southend according to ChatGPT

1. Weather

Like many British coastal cities, the weather in Southend can be unpredictable, with rain and cloudy days being relatively common.

Great British Life: Southend's 'unpredictable' weather was listed as a negative pointSouthend's 'unpredictable' weather was listed as a negative point (Image: Canva)

2. Traffic Congestion

During peak tourist seasons, traffic congestion can be an issue, especially along the seafront and surrounding areas.

3. Limited Job Opportunities

While Southend has its share of job opportunities, some residents may find the job market limited compared to larger cities like London.

4. Deprivation in Some Areas

Certain parts of Southend have experienced social and economic deprivation, which can impact the overall quality of life for residents.

5. Nightlife and Entertainment

While there are entertainment options, some people might find the nightlife and cultural scene less vibrant compared to larger cities or other tourist destinations.