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County - Essex | Map
Tel code: 01245 | code search
Postcode: CM1 | code search
Population: 110000
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Chelmsford History
Birthplace of:
Philemon Holland
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Folk Customs:
Choosing Day, Brightlingsea
Kichel throwing in Harwich
Mad Maldon Mud Race
Opening the Oyster Fishery
Plough Monday
The Dunmow Flitch

Chelmsford Events

Pedal for the Js Hospice

Essex Countryside Ride for the Little Havens Hospice
Norton Beer Festival

Hylands House Country and Craft Show

V Festival

Santa Fun Run

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"Don't use Happicabs if you want to be picked up on time! Booking made several hours earlier to go to the station didn't arrive; when I rang after 5 minutes ..." More

South Lodge Hotel
"Excellent hotel. Lovely staff, nice rooms and pleasant bar and restaurant area. We had a really good time. Thanks to everyone at the hotel!

Date visited: 12th of March ..." More

County Hotel
"Good Points: Very nice receptionist Bad Points: First room - the bed was crumpled and there was a glass of water on side - also soap and towel in sink! General ..." More

Chelmsford Reviews (22)

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Latest reviews | Events in Chelmsford | 10 Places to Stay

Chelmsford, the County town of Essex, has much to offer. Only 35 minutes away from London by train or a 30 minute drive from Stansted, London's fastest growing airport, Chelmsford is an ideal base from which to explore.
Chelmsford was founded as a market town on September 7 1199 by King John who granted to Bishop of London the right to hold a weekly market within his manor.
Chelmsford has recently been independently judged best shopping centre in Essex. A pedestrianised High Street and Town Centre link High Chelmer and The Meadows, the two main undercover shopping areas. Add to this the retail market, the Antiques and Secondhand Goods Market, international restaurants, cafes, wine bars and pubs (some with live music), plus a new eight screen cinema, the Cramphorn Theatre and the Civic Theatre, the Chancellor Hall and a number of exciting nightclubs, and all in all the Chelmsford entertainment picture is excellent.
Chelmsford Town Centre has up to 8,000 parking spaces and is well served by 25km of cycleways as well as frequent bus and rail connections. There is a range of accommodation and within walking distance of the town centre is Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre with many facilities including the County's only ice rink.
There is also the Chelmsford Museum and the Essex Regiment Museum in Oaklands Park, and many other parks with riverside walks and special play areas for children. Chelmsford is also home to Essex County Cricket Club and Hylands House, a beautiful Grade II listed neo-classical villa, set in the 509 acre Hylands Park. Restored to its original glory it can be hired for wedding celebrations, private functions and corporate events.
Chelmsford is surrounded by picturesque villages, each with its own charm and history and for the walker, the Essex Way, linking Epping with Harwich, passess through rural Chelmsford. Boating enthusiasts will find the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation provides a unique view of rural Essex from the water where barges and narrow boats may be hired. Essex Tourism - 0871 716 2199 Calls cost less than 10p per minute


Chelmer & Blackwater Canal
Chelmsford Cathedral
Chelmsford Miniature Railway
Chelmsford Museum
Danbury and Lingwood Commons
Essex Police Museum
Hylands House
Leez Priory
Marsh Farm Country Park
New Hall Vineyards
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Ten Pin
Tropical Wings Zoo


Premier Inn Chelmsford Boreham *book online*
Premier Inn Chelmsford Springfield *book online*
Travelodge Chelmsford *book online*

Caravan Park

Mill House Caravan Park

Care Home

Madelayne Court
Manor Lodge


Odeon Chelmsford


Dance - First Steps UK
Yoga - Iyengar


Reds Nightclub
The Bassment


Chelmsford Borough Council
Essex County Council


Advance Dental Clinic
Dental Surgery
Mr Ransom & Ms Allen
Pomfret, Farrell & Shaw
The Dental Surgery


Ashton Place Surgery
Beauchamp House Surgery
Brickfields Surgery
Dickens Place Surgery
Humber Road Surgery

Estate Agent

Abbotts Estate Agents
Brown William H

Centurion Property Services
Jameson & Edge
Location Chelmsford
Northwood Letting Agents Chelmsford
Property Street
Property Street Estate & Lettings Agent

Farmers Market

Chelmsford Farmers Market

Golf Club

Regiment Way Golf Centre

Health and Fitness Club

Sebastian Coe Health Club


Chelmsford Farmers Market
Chelmsford Retail Market
Wheelers Car Boot

Performing Arts

Civic Theatre
Helen O'Grady Drama Academy

Pub and Bar

Anchor Inn
Bird In Hand
Black Bull

Carpenters Arms
Chelmsford (The)
New Barn
Orange Tree
Red Beret
Red Lion
Sir Evelyn Wood Public House
The Alma
The Cross Keys
The Oakland Hotel
Two Saxons
Victoria Public House
White Horse


Great Leighs Racecourse


Channels Lodge

Gerrardo's On The Square
Ivory Vibes
La Vista
Lantern Restaurant
Sir Evelyn Wood Public House
The Alma
Verde Pizza & Pasta


Elm Green Prep School
Heathcote School
Helen O'Grady Drama Academy
New Hall School
Saint Cedd’s School
Widford Lodge


Channels Apartments
Channels Cottage


Birkett Long
Budd Martin Burrett

Budd Martin Burrett
Fryer Chandler & Co Solicitors
Hill & Abbott
Leonard Gray
Tolhurst Fisher LLP
Wortley Redmayne Kershaw


1 Able Cars
Abbey Cars
Ace Cabs
Airport Cars
Chelmsford Minibus Hire
Chixy Taxis
Corrys Taxis
Mini Bus Hire Chelmsford
Swift Cars
Tonys Taxi Service


Civic Theatre
The Old Court


Hylands House

Leez Priory
The Oakland Hotel
Writtle College


Clarendon House

Sports Clubs

Baddow Eagles Basketball Club (Basketball)
Bushi Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Central Park Judokwai (Martial Arts)
Chelmsford CC (Cricket)
Chelmsford Hockey Club (Women's Hockey)
Chelmsford TTC (Table Tennis)
Chelmsford VC (Volleyball)
Danbury CC (Cricket)
Essex County Cricket Club (Cricket)
Grove (Chelmsford) TC (Tennis)
Rettendon CC (Cricket)
Southam Woodham Ferrers CC (Cricket)
Ten Pin (Bowling)
Writtle Wanderers RUFC (Rugby Union)


Waterstones Booksellers Ltd

A & B Florist
Poppies Flowers
Early Learning Centre
Wyevale Garden Centre
BHN Pot Plants
Woodys Peat
Mayflower Nursery
Hanging Garden Nurseries
South Woodham Pets
Pets Etcetera
Mill Farm
Whittard of Chelsea
Abercorn Plant & Garden Centre
Field & Trek
Rivermead Pharmacy
Broomfield Opticians
Shalimar Shoes
J D Sports
Carphone Warehouse
Interior Angle
Majestic Wine
PC World
Holland and Barratt
Beatbush Farm
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Writtle Road Nursery
Interior Angle
Phase Eight
Pets At Home
The Studio
Lodge Stationers Limited
River Island
The Entertainer


China Zoo


Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
Tenpin Ltd(Bowling)
Chelmsford Equestrian Centre(Riding)
Running Well Equestrian Centre(Riding)

Clay Pigeon Shoot Ltd(Shooting)

Places to Stay near Chelmsford

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Channels Apartments (0.16 miles)

Channels Apartments

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1 Bedroom 4 Star fully serviced luxury apartment overlooking the River Chelmer. As an alternative to the Hotel, Channels Lodge can now offer guests their own apartment in which they ... More

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Travelodge Chelmsford (0.42 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Atlantic Hotel (0.50 miles)

Atlantic Hotel

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A traditional hotel with contemporary twists where you can enjoy comfortable, spacious and practical rooms designed with a stylish, modern decor and fabrics.
You will be struck by the use of simple, ... More

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County Hotel (0.62 miles)

County Hotel

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This newly refurbished, large town centre hotel is located just a few minutes' walk from the train station, and close to Chelmsford town centre. Reach central London via a direct, 35 minute ... More

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South Lodge Hotel (0.75 miles)

South Lodge Hotel

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Victorian Town House Hotel, incorporating the South Restaurant & Bar, 3 conference rooms, with Wedding Licenced premises.The South Lodge Hotel is an attractive Victorian town house located within a ten ... More

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Rothmans Bed & Breakfast (1.43 miles)

Rothmans Bed & Breakfast
Rothmans Bed and Breakfast is located in at 22 High Street, Great Baddow in Essex, just 30 minutes from London.
The house is a Grade II Heritage listed 17th Century manor home, with many ... More | visit website
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Pontlands Park Hotel (2.09 miles)

Pontlands Park Hotel

This beautifully converted Victorian mansion is the location for a very comfortable, homely & friendly Hotel on the outskirts of Chelmsford. The Hotel is very much 'home from home' where the family-run atmosphere prevails.The elegant ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Chelmsford Springfield (2.35 miles)

Premier Inn Chelmsford Springfield

Situated on the A12 with easy access to London and all major arterial roads, an excellent value for money hotel. Rooms that can sleep up to 2adults & 2 children for one great price, in ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Chelmsford Boreham (2.57 miles)

Premier Inn Chelmsford Boreham

A well-appointed hotel with excellent transport links to London and the South-East, offering excellent value accommodation with a superb on-site restaurant for breakfast and evening meals.
Chelmsford Boreham Premier Inn is part of the UK's largest ... More | visit website

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Channels Lodge (2.86 miles)

Channels Lodge
Set in the grounds of Channels Golf Club, this beautifully converted 15th Century Tudor house is an ideal venue for wedding and conference overnight stays and, of course, golfing breaks.

The 17 en-suite bedrooms have been individually designed ... More | visit website

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