LIFE OFF CAMPUS
Our main campus is only a short walk from essential amenities. Writtle village features a petrol station, a Co-Op food store and several places to eat, including restaurants
Chelmsford City Centre
Writtle is also just three miles from Essex’s only city. Chelmsford was named one of The Times’ Best Places to Live in 2019 and boasts outstanding nightlife, shops, sport, culture and multiple restaurants. Essex’s regular bus services or scenic cycle routes take you straight to the heart of Chelmsford. Students who have bought their car to campus (taking advantage of our leaguetable-topping parking facilities) can make the trip in around ten minutes.
With dozens of bars, clubs and pubs, Chelmsford has all of the ingredients for a good night out. Take your pick from live music, big club anthems, cocktails and traditional pints. Student nights during the week offer discounted entry and drinks.
Spent all day studying? Take a break by cycling or walking by the beautiful river Can in Admirals Park. This sprawling green area is a popular place for a picnic. Enjoy landscaped gardens, wild areas, tennis courts, cricket and football pitches.
Get your bags at the ready! With two shopping centres plus the luxurious brands of Bond Street, Chelmsford has all the usual big-name brands, individual stores and more besides. You’ll find food and the latest fashions within the city centre.
With two cinemas, theatres, a museum and plenty of galleries, Chelmsford is a cultural hot spot. Want to avoid the crowds? Head to The Stables, at the nearby Highlands Estate, to browse the work of resident artists.
If acres of parkland wasn’t enough, Chelmsford recently opened the brand-new Riverside Leisure Centre. The state-of-the-art complex will include a 130-station gym, high-spec swimming pool and dedicated group cycling studio. Or if winter sports are your thing, enjoy the refurbished ice skating rink.
Chelmsford Train Station takes you straight to London, one of the world’s busiest and most exciting capital cities, in around 35 minutes. Once there, you can access globally-famous shops, restaurants, nightlife and cultural facilities.