Ipswich: Best Things to Do

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Ipswich is one of the oldest town in the United Kingdom.

Ipswich has a rich history. It is renowned for its architectural, natural and cultural heritage.

There is a Christchurch Park which is include several facilities like children's play area, tennis courts, table tennis, and etc.

Ipswich Waterfront, it's a cultural and historically significant area surrounding the marina in the town of Ipswich, Suffolk.

You can buy some unique things at Loveone or Bromley & Co.

Looking for a comfortable stay? visit The Marquis or Best Western Gatehouse Hotel, they provide an excellent amenities.

Do several fun activities through exploring in the Ipswich Transport Museum and Hollow Trees Farm. Ipswich never disappoints you. Let's stroll it now!



Christchurch Park is the first park in Ipswich, it opened in 1895. There are several facilities such as children's play area, tennis courts, tennis table, bowling greens, public toilets, kiosks, and etc. Besides, you can join several events held here like nature walks, arts, crafts activities, and storytelling including Ipswich Music Day, the 11the Ipswich Scout Group's Firework Display, and Remembrance Day ceremony.

Christchurch Park

Green oasis with a wildlife reserve, playground and 16th-century mansion housing a gallery/museum.

Address : 33 Bolton Ln, Ipswich IP4 2BX, United Kingdom


Ipswich Waterfront is located in the area which surrounds the marina in the town of Ipswich, Suffolk. The cutting edge dock was developed in 1842 and the zone was a hive of industry up until the 1970s, at the hour of fruition, the dock was known as 'the greatest and most significant encased dock in the kingdom'.

Ipswich Waterfront

Developed boat dock area with lodging, dining & cocktail spots, plus a paved promenade.

Address : Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1QJ, United Kingdom


Loveone has unique products sourced locally from artists and designers.Besides, the owner is the part of The Saints Ipswich Community Interest Company the group behind the St Peter's Street Markets which happen in June and December. The store is open on Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Except on Monday, 11 am to 3 pm. Shop their best seller items, the quirky animal designs from Hannah Dale which include mugs and ceramics from Portmeirion. They also produce Home Fragrancing in Pintail Candles.

Bromley & Co

Bromley & Co is specialising in luxury shoes and handbags for men and women.

Address : 18 Thoroughfare, Ipswich IP1 1BX, United Kingdom


A unique gift store in the heart of Ipswich offering quality cards, gifts, homewares and accessories.

Address : 21 St Peter's St, Ipswich IP1 1XF, United Kingdom


The traditional cuisine of Ipswich just like many other regions of England. Local restaurants usually offer fried fish including potato chips and fresh vegetables.


Ipswich is home to some of generally innovative, energizing and motivating expressions and culture in the East of England; with a pivotal move and theater scene, a dynamic network of artists and picture takers and a rich legacy of scene painters that thought outside the box.


The best times to visit Ipswich for ideal weather are on June 18th to September 23rd.


Stay at The Marquis and enjoy their several excellent amenities such as free internet access, free breakfast, wheelchair access, air-conditioner, free parking, and pet friendly. In addition, there is also a restaurant which has contemporary British food and a comfortable bar in the perfect place! Best Western Gatehouse Hotel is built in the regency style which offers peace and tranquility in over three acres of incredible, mature gardens. You can reach several popular places like the airport, motorway, and train station in around two to four miles. The hotel has several facilities you might enjoy such as bars, free WiFi, restaurants, free parking, and etc.

The Marquis

Bright rooms & suites in a restored rural farmhouse offering a chic restaurant & a cosy bar.

Address : The Marquis of Cornwallis, Upper St, Layham, Ipswich IP7 5JZ, United Kingdom

Best Western Gatehouse Hotel

Unpretentious rooms in an understated hotel featuring gardens, a bar & a restaurant.

Address : 799 Old Norwich Rd, Ipswich IP1 6LH, United Kingdom


Mariners Restaurant is specialization in modern-ish French style food. It is actually French restaurant. The location is on a boat moored in Ipswich dock. This restaurant is perfect for family dinner or anniversary dinner. Mahzen restaurant offers a simple ideas and a passion for food, drink, and entertainment. You can try their menu available there which features a marinated meats, fish, and vegetables skewer, and grilled over hot charcoals under their experienced chefs.

Mariners Restaurant

Classic brasserie fare on a renovated 1899 boat with elegant, wood-lined interior and marina views.

Address : 17 Neptune Quay, Cardigan St, Ipswich IP4 1AX, United Kingdom


Mahzen offers simple yet brilliantly executed Mediterranean dishes in the heart of Ipswich.

Address : 11 Duke St, Ipswich IP3 0AE, United Kingdom


Visit Applaud cafe to spend your day with your buddies enjoying several menu available here such as cakes and baked scones. The menu is perfect to have breakfast and lunch. Besides, you can help your events here to celebrate your special occasion. Feel their relaxing atmosphere including several breakfast, brunch, lunch, and afternoon tea menu available at Jaceys Coffee House. The coffee house serves a range of fresh home ground coffees, loose leaf teas, the best hot chocolates, and milkshake.


Serving an award winning espresso blend alongside a changing single origin coffee.

Address : 19 St Peter's St, Ipswich IP1 1XF, United Kingdom

Jaceys Coffee House

Independant family run licensed coffee shop and serving best quality coffee bean.

Address : 1 St Stephens Ln, Ipswich IP1 1DP, United Kingdom


Degero Cocktail Bar & Kitchen offers a premium range of spirits, lagers, ciders, wines, and champagne for spending your best night. They provide an excellent selection of freshly cocktails and most importantly Degero Cocktail Bar & Kitchen has winning award such as "Best Town Centre Venue" and "Overall Winner" of Ipswich town centre. So, this would not disappoint you, let's hangout with your buddies! Revolution Ipswich offers a cocktails bars and restaurant which is located right inte centre of town. There are several facilities you might enjoy like comfy seating, bookable areas, and a large dancefloor. Spend your night enjoying a good music from DJs with premium spirits, wines, beers, and ciders.

Revolution Action Park

Amusement center with trampoline rooms for playing dodgeball, shooting hoops & jumping in foam pits.

Address : 76 Carter Dr, Edison, NJ 08817, United States

Degero Cocktail Bar & Kitchen

Degero Cocktail Bar & Kitchen is a great bar using the freshest ingredients and premium spirits as standard.

Address : 11 St Nicholas St, Ipswich IP1 1TH, United Kingdom


Experience yourself by visiting Ipswich Transport Museum which houses the Ipswich Engineering Collection including many items from well known companies such as Ransomes Sims and Jefferies, Ransomes and Rapier, Cranes, Reavell, and Cocksedge. This place is more than interesting. There are several fun activities like meeting the animals on the trails and having lunch in a group. Besides, they sell several fresh vegetables from the farm.

Ipswich Transport Museum

90 historic vehicles such as local buses, trams and emergency transport plus engineering displays.

Address : Old Trolleybus Depot, Cobham Rd, Ipswich IP3 9JD, United Kingdom

Hollow Trees Farm

Buy fresh farm produce and plants, sip a coffee in the cafe or take a walk on the farm trail.

Address : A1141, Semer, Ipswich IP7 6HX, United Kingdom


Chantry Park is the largest town park in Ipswich. There are several facilities you might enjoy like a children's play area, bowling green, public toilets, and etc. Besides, Chantry Park hosts several large music events and charity fun runs. In addition, it has a variety of habitats like ponds, grassland, native and non-native plants, veterans trees, and many more. Chantry Park is listed in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens which contains three Grade II listed structures such as Chanty Mansion, the Hadleigh Road Gate Lodge and the Hadleigh Road gates.

Chantry Park

Grassy expanse with football pitches and a playground, sometimes used for large public events.

Address : Hadleigh Rd, Ipswich IP2 0BS, United Kingdom