'Jubilee city' Chelmsford is ideal for commuting to London
There are thousands of people who commute to London everyday to go
to work, which means that there is good demand for locations within
easy reaching distance of the capital.
One of these is Chelmsford in Essex, and the destination is now
proud to call itself a city after being recognised as such as part
of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Roy Whitehead, leader of the Conservative-run council, recently
said that he is revelling in saying "the city of Chelmsford",
rather than referring to it as a town.
He added that this move will bring "considerable joy" to its
residents, while there is also potential for greater investment now
that it is a city.
Chelmsford has been Essex's county town since 1250 and has a number
of benefits for those who need to be close to London. It is just 30
miles away from the capital, while hopping on the train ensures
that you will be in the middle of the city within 35 minutes.
However, despite being given city status, Chelmsford is surrounded
by quaint English villages and has beautiful countryside on its
doorstep for those who are looking for peace and quiet.
The local transport links are also boosted by the close proximity
of three of the UK's busiest airports – Heathrow, Gatwick and
Chelmsford has a number of interesting things to see and do, such
as the Cathedral, Hylands House and the Essex Police Museum. Sports
fans will also be entertained by Essex County Cricket Club, with
nights out watching Twenty20 providing an exciting buzz.
The area is also home to Chelmsford City Football Club, Chelmsford
Hockey Club and the Chelmsford Chieftains ice hockey team.
In terms of education, patients and pupils have plenty of choice,
with the Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford County High School
and King Edward VI Grammar School. Columbus School and College is
an expert special needs institution and Chelmsford College is the
main provider of further education in the area.