Chelmsford is a popular tourist destination and it’s just a half hour train ride away from central London, hence there are plenty of places to explore and it’s known particularly for its events programme. One of the largest is V Festival held in August, as well as the award-winning 3Food People Festival. CITYdiversions is also packed with exciting performances and brings plenty of visitors to the city. Further attractions include the city museum and cricket at the famous County Ground, while the cathedral is essential for history lovers, along with Shire House, the restored Grade II listed home. You can also see nature at RHS Hyde Hall or visit one of the many picturesque villages that surround the city. If you love shopping there are two big shopping centres and then, of course, there are fantastic Chelmsford restaurants, bars and cafes as well.