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Best things to do in Ipswich

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bakery
“Located just under the Orwell Bridge a must for foodies, garden centre and somewhere for the kids to have a bounce in their outdoor air trampoline. The restaurant looks right over the River Orwell - booking recommended but a separate cafe if just poping in. ”
12 locals recommend
Park
“A wonderful park to wander through, the tennis courts are free to use and the mansion is a fascinating historic building with regular exhibitions and an art gallery. ”
8 locals recommend
Cinema
“Big-screen complex - so plenty of film choice - with neighbouring chain restaurants. Plenty of parking.”
2 locals recommend
Store
“Great museum in the wonderful park. Also haunted, if you like that sort of thing!”
6 locals recommend
Store
“Very good food and drink. Good security and really friendly no trouble good for families in the day”
5 locals recommend
Museum
4 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“A nice place to go for a walk, hang out, lots of bars and restaurants along the waterfront.”
5 locals recommend
Café
“Dance and exercise classes during the day and some fantastic dance in the evening”
4 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great brewery with a lively weekend bar scene. In my humble opinion, some of the best beers in Suffolk are brewed here ”
2 locals recommend
Establishment
2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Lots of shows happen at the Regent, which is a 15 minute stroll down the hill...”
2 locals recommend
Establishment
“One of the best Coffee shops in town in an interesting area of independent shops called St Peter's”
1 local recommends
Bar
2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Small local Theatre that run's creative, quirky adaptations and original works.”
1 local recommends
Bar
“Wonderful evening and lunch menu's. Not the cheapest option on the waterfront but great food. Has a nice wine bar at street level with the restaurant upstairs overlooking the marina. You can sit outside in the summer and they often have live music every Sunday afternoon. ”
3 locals recommend