The settlement of Chelmsford dates back to Roman Times, when a small town was built on the site now know as Moulsham, it was called Caesaromagus (Caesar’s Market Place). Since then the town has continued to grow rapidly and was made famous by the first Live Radio broadcast from the Marconi factory in 1920 and in 1914 Chelmsford’s Church was given Cathedral status.


Chelmsford has excellent road, rail and air communications links. London is just 35 minutes away by direct train, and the A12, M25 and M11 roads provide regional connections and fast access to the national motorway network.  London Stansted and London Southend Airports are both just 30 minutes away, and London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports can be reached in under 90 minutes.  The major sea ports of Felixstowe, Harwich and Tilbury are all within easy reach.

Why Choose Chelmsford

Chelmsford offers an excellent quality of life, as found by Channel 4's highly successful programme, "Location, Location, Location", which voted Chelmsford the 8th best place to live in the country in 2007 and was also voted the happiest place in the country to live in 2010. Chelmsford offers a wide array of shops, vibrant leisure facilities, quality parks, cultural facilities and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Two of the UK's top performing grammar schools are located in the town, in addition it also has a number of excellent comprehensive, private schools, colleges and university’s. Chelmsford is host to the popular V festival which take place’s at Hylands park and is also home for Chelmsford City Football Club and Essex County Cricket Club. Chelmsford gained city status in 2013.

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