My English memories: Ipswich

Ipswich, England

I have been feeling rather nostalgic lately. Maybe because it’s ten years since my work & life experience in England. During that time I explored as much as I could of East Anglia which is where I lived. Ipswich was one of the first cities I visited. I went there by train for a day trip without a fixed plan of what to do and see. After this first day trip I visited Ipswich again to meet up with some new acquaintances but I haven’t really been to any museums or done any proper sightseeing. What I have done actually was to shop at Primark 🙂 I know, I know, there are a lot of people who belittle this brand but I still have a top I bought for only 2£ ten years ago.

Ipswich is the biggest town in East Anglia and it’s situated on the estuary of the river Orwell. The first thing I noticed on my day trip to Ipswich when compared to other smaller towns in Suffolk was the number of people in the streets and a greater feel of cosmopolitanism. I came across the Ancient House with its beautiful pargeting  and the Town Hall. I liked the old houses on the high street and the choice of shops. I also saw Ipswich’s waterfront and the marina. It was a leisurely day trip for sure.

Ancient House

Town Hall

London tube sign, why?:)


Have you been to Ipswich? Read about my other English adventures here.

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31 thoughts

  1. Thank you for introducing me to Ipswich. I’ve never heard of this town, but now that I’ve seen some pictures of it I am very tempted to go there. It’s really charming.

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  2. I haven’t spent much time at Ipswich besides switching trains there, may have to plan a day to explore, it’s not too far from me. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard

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  3. I’ve only been to Ipswich once, and stayed on the waterfront which has been transformed over recent years, like a lot of the UK’s cities and towns – I remember ambling around the streets and being surprised at how appealing it all seemed. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

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  4. I guess I should actually visit Ipswich before we leave East Anglia. I had to think about it for a while and I definitely haven’t been. It looks really lovely! 🙂

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