Ipswich Area Guide
Ipswich is located on the estuary of the River Orwell about 60 miles north east of London with a population of more than 135,000. The town is surrounded by the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Ipswich also offers a cutting-edge arts and culture scene and is home to world-class food and drink with an excellent selection of shopping, sport clubs and centres. The town is also home to championship side Ipswich Town football club.
The town is well served by various transport routes including the A12 which provides access into London & the A14, Ipswich also offers a direct rail link to London Liverpool St which takes between 1hr and 1hr 15.
London Stansted Airport (STN) is approx. 50 miles away.
The town boasts a good selection of primary, secondary and private schooling along with the Suffolk One college and sixth form. The new University of Suffolk is based on the town’s waterfront.
The Ipswich docks area ("the waterfront") is now devoted primarily to leisure use and includes extensive recent development of residential apartment blocks and a university campus. Businesses operated from the dock include luxury boats and a timber merchant.