Local Popular Attractions
With easy access to London, the capital has much to offer visitors. Cambridge is within easy access via the M11. The Duxford Imperial War museum is on the way to Cambridge. Near the hotel is Hatfield Forest, which is owned by the National Trust.
Guests are also encouraged to check out the picturesque Essex villages. And for those in need of some retail therapy the Lakeside Shopping Centre is in nearby Thurrock.
Popular Local Attractions:
London (28 miles)
Whether it's sightseeing at Buckingham Palace, shopping on Oxford Street or catching a show in the West End, you'll be spoilt for choice with London! The capital is bursting with some of the best restaurants, bars and cafés to suit all budgets and tastes.
Major attractions include: The London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, and London Dungeons.
Colchester Zoo (38 miles)
Named one of the finest zoo’s in Europe, with over 260 rare species set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland, this is one for all the family to enjoy a great day out. The zoo’s daily activities include 40 live displays from giraffe feeding, “Jungle Skillz”, The Lost Madagascar Express road train, an undercover soft play area and four adventure play areas!
Address: Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL
Telephone: 01206 331292
Cambridge Colleges (33 miles)
The University of Cambridge comprises of 31 colleges and over 150 departments, museums and other institutions. Discover the beautiful architecture, learn about the university and city history, visit museums and attend musical events when you visit this beautiful area. You can also book a guided walking tour of Cambridge, perfect for getting the most out of your day in Cambridge.
Address: Trinity Lane, Cambridge CB2 1TL
Tiptree Tea Room and Museum (34 miles)
Enjoy the good old fashioned service with great care to detail at the Tiptree Tearooms and Museum. Entry into the museum is free, so is great for those on a budget. Discover Wilkin & Sons very British jam making business and a snippet of life in the village. Then take a trip to the Tea Rooms where you can try the Classic Tiptree Special - strawberry conserve with home-made scones and fresh cream, served with the ‘Tiptree’ tea of your choice.
Address: Tiptree Tea Room, Wilkin & Sons Limited, Tiptree, Essex CO5 0RF
Telephone: 01621 814524
Imperial War Museum, Duxford (26 miles)
Home to an impressive collection of over two hundred aircraft as well as tanks, military vehicles and boats and set in the spacious grounds of the famous former First and Second World War airfield, making it an ideal day out discovering some great iconic war memorabilia within award-winning interactive exhibitions. Children under 16 – free entry.
Address: IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Telephone: 01223 835000
Audley End House and Gardens (16 miles)
One of England’s greatest stately homes set in tranquil gardens with stunning views across the unspoilt Essex countryside. Explore the house, play dress up with their old fashioned costume dress and meet the horses - all in one day! After exploring grab a bite to eat at the Cart Yard Café or bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds.
Address: Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4JF
Telephone: 0870 333 1181
Lakeside Shopping Centre (25 miles) - Home to all major high street stores, with an abundance of restaurants, coffee shops and a cinema.
Address: W Thurrock Way, Grays, Essex RM20 2ZP
Westfield London (30 miles) - For the more high-end of shopping with Gucci, Jaeger, Juicy Couture, Hugo Boss and Waitrose. Restaurants include Jamie’s Italian, Fife & Ston
e and Spaghetti House.
Address: Ariel Way, London, Greater London W12 7GF
Bluewater (32 miles) - Housing John Lewis, House of Fraser and Marks and Spencer.
Address: Bluewater, Greenhithe, Kent DA9 9ST
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