East of England

The East of England sits within the curved section of land protruding above the Thames Estuary, covering the home counties above London and stretching up to the border with the East Midlands. Enjoying some of the driest weather in the country, East England is also the lowest-lying land, with parts of The Fens more than two metres below sea level. Major towns and cities include Cambridge, Norwich, Bedford, Luton and Ipswich, while its constituent counties include Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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St John's College in Cambridge in the East of England

Where is the East of England?

The East of England is the large area of land below the ‘backbone’ of England and above the Thames Estuary. It sits below and to the east of the East Midlands, with Greater London and Kent to the south.

East of England counties

Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire and the county town of Bedford sit on the eastern side of the East of England region. Its largest town is Luton and part of the Chiltern Hills area falls within the county, offering residents outstanding hiking locations.

Cambridgeshire

The city of Cambridge is the county town of Cambridgeshire, but Peterborough is also a major conurbation – although this now forms a separate unitary authority. Cambridge is best-known for its prestigious University and historic college buildings, which make up the majority of the city’s centre.

Norwich in the East of England

Essex

Located in the most southerly tip of the East of England region is Essex. This county includes the boroughs of Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock, and its county town is its only city – Chelmsford.

Hertfordshire

Located directly north of Greater London, the Home County of Hertfordshire includes parts of the Chiltern Hills. It also has, as a claim to fame, the fact that the first three Star Wars movies were made here – at Elstree Studios – and the county was also home to Stanley Kubrick, who also filmed at studios in the county.

Norfolk

The mostly rural county of Norfolk has Norwich as its county town, and forms the upper tip of the East of England region. Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Thetford are the county’s other major urban centres.

Aldeburgh beach in Suffolk, East England

Suffolk

Directly below Norfolk, Suffolk has Ipswich as its county town. Its coastal towns and villages are popular with holidaymakers and the Broads to the north of the area also offer attractive landscapes for visitors to explore.

East of England cities

The cities located in the East of England are Cambridge, Norwich, Ely, Chelmsford and Peterborough. Major towns include Luton, Bedford and Basildon.

Reviews in East of England

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Lovely Place

Review Date May 2024

The building in close to Chelmsford Town as well as views over the river which provides lovely walks which is perfect for dogs.
Train station is close by although I do not use it. Walking distance to the shops and bus links close by.

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The property management team are always welcoming and able to assist.
The building has a dining room which is lovely for larger parties gathering together.
Parcel room is brilliant if you are not home and have a parcel being delivered however they do get put on the wrong shelves sometimes so you do have to search.

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Additional Parking for visitors would be better as it can be a struggle to get a space.

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The building management team always respond to any issues I have, in a timely manner.

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Perfect location, friendly management team, A* experience!

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Review Date May 2024

Chelmsford is a great area to live commercially and community wise, and seems to be getting even better due to development.

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The designs of the buildings at East Quay are lovely, the location couldn’t be better either, Rivers on either side and some lovely walks down towards Chelmer Village through the fields and towards the back of the Fox and Raven.

The property management in our flat bloke has been exemplary, very friendly and all too happy to help. There are a couple of issues with the flats due to design flaws but they are being sorted and the properties themselves are a joy to live in. I can’t fault them!

The management team here in Katie and Susan have been a pleasure to deal with and they are always ready to assist. They are a credit to the company.

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Make sure you look into parking as it can be a nightmare if you don’t have a space you pay for. There are spaces pip up occasionally when others move out but obviously not endless amounts of land to provide a space for everyone living in the developments.

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The management team ALWAYS assist when needed and I haven’t had a single issue with them.

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A great place to live for two people

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Review Date Apr 2024

The local area is nice and quiet, even within the building. Bin collections are regular although the area does get messy when bin collections are delayed. There is a nearby bus stop to the city which is normally fine but busy on weekends.

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The place is well designed we stayed in a studio with attached bathroom and kitchen which was perfectly fine for two people. It’s well sound insulated and pretty quiet almost all the time. Facilities include a seperate place for bin collections, parking for bikes and cars (car parking is limited and has to be negotiated).

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When we first moved in there was only a waitrose for food. There is now also a nearby sainsburies and a few other amenities

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We have had a broken washing machine and an oven which blew the fuse. Both were fixed quickly

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Good Location. Very Slow Service….

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Review Date Apr 2024

Ideal ‘central’ location.
5 Mins Walk to Old Town
5 Mins Walk to New Town
10 Mins Walk to Train Station
Plenty of Parking Bays for Residents (Paid)

Only downside is that the flat is roadside so it’s very noisy especially if the windows are open…

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Building Layout is good.
Facilities provided are good.
Location is nice.

Building and Property Management could be improved. Currently taking over a month to resolve issues. For the price we’re paying – this is unacceptable. Street parking could be brighter.

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Wish I knew how hot it gets in the flat during summer. Traffic noise does not help either…

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Yes. But there are still numerous items unresolved…

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