Essex is home to some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside and conveniently close to London. Essex has a famously buzzing nightlife and fun attractions like Colchester Zoo, Southend Pier and Epping Forest mean there’s plenty to do for the whole family. Wherever you’re headed in Essex, you’ll find a Premier Inn nearby.
Hotels in Essex
Colchester Town Centre (Castle)
Chelmsford City Centre
Basildon (Festival Park)
Basildon (East Mayne)
Braintree (Freeport Village)
London Stansted Airport
Harlow North (Harlow Mill)
Southend On Sea (Eastern Esplanade)
Southend-On-Sea (Thorpe Bay)
Colchester Cowdray Avenue (A133)
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Essex is ideal for exploring the great outdoors while staying close to London. Epping Forest, the Roman River walk in Colchester and walks through Upshire near Waltham Abbey are highlights in a county full of beautiful places to discover.
Essex is great for nights out and towns like Brentwood, as featured in ITV’s The Only Way Is Essex, are popular hotspots for partygoers. Our hotels are also near other places in Essex famous for their nightlife like Basildon and Chelmsford.
There are plenty of picturesque beaches and seafronts in Essex, especially around Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze. Essex is home to fantastic piers including Southend Pier, a historic Victorian pier which is full of fun things to do in Southend-on-Sea.
If you’re looking for great places to shop in Essex try Lakeside, a huge shopping centre in Thurrock with thousands of high street brands. There’s also the Victoria Shopping Centre near Southend-on-Sea and the High Chelmer Shopping Centre in Chelmsford. Don’t forget to visit the iconic independent market at Saffron Walden on Tuesdays and Saturdays, too.
Colchester was the first city founded in Roman Britain, and today the Colchester Roman Town Walls and Roman Theatre are fascinating examples of its history. Discover more about Roman Britain and other timeless archaeological finds at The Castle Museum.
Colchester Zoo is home to over 5,000 amazing and inspiring animals, many of which are endangered in the wild. Colchester Zoo is a favourite among visitors to Essex and a brilliant idea for a fun day out.
Essex has great links to London, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and even the rest of the world through Stansted Airport. There’s a brilliant selection of places to shop, eat and relax at Stansted Airport. Find out more about Stansted Airport in our airport guide.