Book a conveniently located Ipswich hotel
Ipswich is a port town in the east of England, located 60 m from London. Industry and trade have always been strong here, as it’s the county town of Suffolk and is surrounded by miles of fertile farmland. Today, it’s also home to an array of technology companies and the IP-City Centre Conference Venue. Due to its historic port, it is also an exceptional place to learn about Britain’s seafaring history, whilst there is a wide range of hotels in Ipswich that cater excellently to business travellers.
What may be of interest to me in and around Ipswich?
Ipswich has a wonderfully compact centre that’s easy to navigate by foot. Along Tavern Street, with its many historic buildings, you'll find a good choice of shops. This street also leads to the Sailmakers Shopping Centre. There are several theatres in the centre, and to the north is the sprawling Christchurch Park. Just south-west are the grounds of Ipswich Town Football Club on Portman Road, which draws fans from all around the country to its games. Enjoy a peaceful walk after your meetings along the River Orwell which runs through town, leading to the nearby coast.
What commercial activities can I take advantage of in and around Ipswich?
The technology sector in Ipswich is significant, with the Adastral Park Science Centre located just outside of town. You'll also find the innovative Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm nearby. Another key sector in Ipswich is insurance, with giants AXA and Churchill both being based here. For meeting spaces, there's the IP Conference Centre near the town centre. Alternatively, there’s the Trinity Park Conference & Events Centre and the Kesgrave Conference Centre, both easily accessible by car or taxi.
What else should I see when I book my Ipswich hotel?
Britain’s history as an island nation with a strong focus on sea trade has always defined its commercial activity. For anyone with an interest in finding out more, the Ipswich Museum is well worth a visit. The town also contains an impressive array of arts venues, including the New Wolsey Theatre and the Regent Theatre. When it comes to dining, Aqua Eight is amongst Ipswich’s best restaurants, serving a finely crafted assortment of pan-Asian dishes. Head here for a sumptuous post-work meal and a refreshing cocktail, before retiring to the comfort of your Ipswich hotel.