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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cinema
“Located in Bond St Chelmsford for the VIP Cinema experience. Velour sofas to share, food and wine brought to your lap! Good food, Good service. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“Take a walk through Chelmsford's history, from the Ice Age, right through to the present day. There is the chance to see a mammoth, watch a princely Anglo-Saxon burial, and find out what used to be on your street. Don’t forget - it’s free”
  • 2 locals recommend
Department Store
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“John Lewis’s new Chelmsford store, the retailer’s first in Essex, focuses primarily on fashion and beauty. The shop on Bond Street houses brands including Ralph Lauren, Whistles, Finery London and John Lewis’s new own-brand womenswear label, Modern Rarity. The Chelmsford branch has the largest beauty hall of all of John Lewis’s small full-line department stores at 7,900 sq ft, with 14 beauty counters including Mac, Charlotte Tilbury and Nars.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Beautiful National trust park with stunning views for walkers. Fab for kids too as has a fantastic brand new adventure park.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely park, fun play areas and beautiful old country house, with tea rooms and more!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 2
“Colchester is a town in the county of Essex, in southeast England. In the Castle Park, Colchester Castle is a huge Norman keep, built on the foundations of a Roman temple. Its museum displays artefacts up to 2,500 years old. Also in the park is Hollytrees Museum, a Georgian townhouse displaying 3 centuries of clothing, clocks and decorative arts. Nearby, in the Dutch Quarter, are the remains of a Roman theatre. Great shopping here too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
History Museum
“Beautifully renovated Neo-Classical elegant villa open to the public on selected days. The Stables houses a cafe, gift shop and resident artist studios. Stunning views across the Victorian Gardens and ancient woodlands. Checkout their full and varied events calendar - something to suit everyone!”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Church
“The second smallest Cathedral in the country, it serves the second largest diocese in the country, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in warmth, light space and colour. It has a modern look which makes it hard to believe that much of the building dates back to the early fifteenth century”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Great for countryside clothing and also a great cafe for breakfast or lunch.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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  • 1 local recommends
Corner Shop
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“Closest Supermarket in walking distance but there is parking if you are doing a big shop!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“My favourite Takeway, a little bit more pricey then your usual but worth it! ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Comfort Food Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“My favourite Takeway, a little bit more pricey then your usual but worth it! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Perfect place for an evening meal with a really good selection of wines. (Need to book)”
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“A local Indian restaurant that is popular at the weekends, book ahead to avoid disappointment. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant

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