Chelmsford is the county town of Essex, England, and the principal settlement of the borough of Chelmsford (borough). It is located in the London commuter belt, approximately north east of Charing Cross, London, and approximately the same distance from the once provincial Roman capital at Colchester. The town currently has a population of approximately 102,400.
The main conurbation incorporates all or part of the former parishes of: Broomfield, Essex, Great Baddow, Moulsham, Widford, Essex and Springfield, Essex, including Springfield Barnes, now more commonly know as Chelmer Village.
The town is surrounded by many small villages that retain their original charm (examples of these are Danbury, Essex, Writtle, Good and High Easter, Roxwell, Mashbury, Chignal Smealy, Little Baddow, Great and Little Waltham, Howe Street, Pleshey and Bicknacre).
Chelmsford is a modern, well placed town that has a large number of commuters who work in the City of London financial sector, and its residents are known as 'Chelmsfordians'.

Why visit?

  • Chelmsford hosts a number of festivals and events throughout the year, from the Chelmsford Festival of Food and Drink to the Chelmsford Summer Festival. There's something for
  • Chelmsford is a city steeped in history, with many of its buildings dating back to the 16th century. Take a stroll around the city centre and explore the many historic sites, such as the Grade I listed Chelmsford Cathedral, the Shire Hall, and the Old Town Hall.
  • Chelmsford is home to a vibrant nightlife, with a wide range of bars, pubs, and clubs to choose from. Whether you're looking for a quiet drink or a night of dancing, Chelmsford has something for everyone.