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Places

Yesterday, 12:16

Southend has been named in the list of the UK's best seaside towns for families in a new study run by dayoutwiththekids.co.uk

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Yesterday, 10:26

From woodlands and nature reserves to Dedham Vale, we pick 9 perfect places for countryside walks plus some of the best cosy pubs along the way

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Romans knew a good thing when they saw it, and they say Mersea Island as a very good thing. Perhaps that's why there is so much to celebrate even today on this special island | Words: Petra Hornsby - Photos: Chrissie Westgate and VisitEssex

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Essex Life highlights some of the open air theatre and music events taking place this summer that are sure to draw a crowd, whatever the weather

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

New research by TotallyMoney suggests Essex is one of the best counties for London commuter hotspots. Based on average house price, length of commute by train and the cost of an annual train ticket these are the best commuter towns in Essex

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Holidays

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

An icon in a city of greats, The Westbury not only surrounds its guests in luxury and style, it places them at the very centre of the city's social and cultural riches.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Bloomsbury's literary past has always made good reading, but can the hotel of the same name add a fresh new chapter?

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Celebrating the best of London, guests of The Bloomsbury hotel can curate their own weekend through the eyes of a local personality. As one of the hotel's Weekend Curators - writer and journalist (and Bloomsbury Set aficionado), Harriet shares her passion for the neighbourhood. Take a leaf out of Harriet's book of hidden gems and curate your perfect London weekend over 24 hours….

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Events

Mon, 12:56

For those still figuring out how to spend your Friday through Sunday, we've rounded up 5 of Essex's best things to do to ensure no second of your weekend is wasted

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

There's no need to go abroad to get a taste of the continent this summer, when the Gipsy Kings (from France, singing in Spanish) play live in Essex, with an exquisite performance after live racing at Chelmsford City Racecourse

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Walks

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

This delightful walk from the village of Ridgwell to the neighbouring hamlet of Tilbury Juxta Clare and back follows quiet country lanes and footpaths, perfect for a summer walk | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A stroll from the village of Little Tey to Broad Green allows walkers to explore some of the county's stunning countryside using mostly public rights of way | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

This rural walk in and around the village of Margaretting follows footpaths and bridleways across a railway line and joins the Essex Trail of St Peters Way | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This delightful walk features distant views from the village of Great Easton over towards Duton Hill and Tilty, with its ruined abbey and church | Words and photos: Laurie Page Public Rights of Way Team at Essex County Council

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

As well as being historically important, Essex's National Trust locations are some of the prettiest sites you can visit anywhere in the county. Here are 10 top walks that take in the best of these protected spots

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Wildlife

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

For most people bluebells are the first sign that spring has arrived and nothing beats a stroll through ancient woods or country parks surrounded by a sea of blue, so here are some of our favourite places to find bluebells in bloom

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Located in the south-western corner of Essex, Waltham Abbey is perhaps best known for its traditional market town, filled with character and charm and steeped in historic associations with the likes of King Harold, Henry II and Henry VIII

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