England’s newest city is seriously hot right now. Amazing performers, top brands and exciting chefs are flocking to Chelmsford, bringing with them the very best things to see, do and experience on your day or weekend out in Essex.
Treat yourself at Moulsham Street’s independent stores and Bond Street’s luxury London brands, then try cuisine from every corner of the earth with Chelmsford’s vast menu of restaurants.
Relax with the family in beautiful countryside.
Wander in the stunning Hylands Estate and RHS Hyde Hall Gardens.
Party the day or night away at award-winning festivals like 3Foot People and the Fling.
Get excited at sporting venues like Essex County Cricket Ground, Chelmsford City FC and Chelmsford Racecourse – or get active yourself at the city’s leisure centres, ice rink and swimming pools.
As evening falls, make your way to a show at the Civic Theatre or settle down with popcorn at Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford Picture House or the Odeon.
Independent soul? No need to follow the crowd. Visit Chelmsford gives you the inside scoop on the best little-known places waiting to be discovered. Find the perfect place to hide away for a romantic evening or throw yourself into quirky, up-and-coming culture.
Famously the birthplace of Marconi’s wireless radio, Chelmsford was once the capital of England for five days and was honoured by the Romans with the name Caesaromagus. They clearly thought it was a pretty special place, and we agree. Come and find out why.
WHERE TO EAT & DRINK
We have a vast choice of new restaurants, open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Whether your planning a romantic meal, a coffee catch up or a work lunch we have the place. All designed to help you relax and unwind, from quirky Jamaican food to a sophisticated steak and lobster. Why not stay into the evening and experience Chelmsford's vibrant night life too? With a great collection of cocktail bars and also pubs to choose from.
Chelmsford stands out for its spectacular events programme, and it keeps getting better!
Our award winning Festival programme make us stand out in the South, with unique festivals in such as the 3foot People Festival as well as the Fling are not to be missed. Both Voted net mums Best events in 2016. The Hylands Estate is also home to the internationally recognised V Festival, making Chelmsford a real hub for top class events.