Be entertained in Essex

University of Essex is located in leafy, landscaped campus less than half an hour by bus from the historic market town of Colchester. Lakeside Theatre is the university's entertainment hub, showcasing regular drama, dance, music and comedy in an intimate 200-seat performance space. Later, head into Colchester proper for buzzing bars and atmospheric pubs, including the historic Playhouse and summer favourite, the Kings Arms, with its delightful terrace.

Explore the Essex countryside

University of Essex is within easy reach of some of the county's finest historical sites and most delightful walking spots. Head to National Trust Bourne Mill, a Grade I listed watermill that's the perfect spot for a waterside picnic. Further south you'll find Blackwater nature reserve, part of National Trust Copt Hall marshes. It's wonderful expanse, criss-crossed by streams and a hotspot for bird watchers and dog walkers and cyclists.

London life

Just over an hour on the train from Colchester lands you at London Liverpool Station, walking distance from the hip Shoreditch neighbourhood. Start at Brick Lane, dotted with quirky independent retailers, two renowned bagel shops and a world famous weekly market. Head to Boxpark for stylish bars housed in shipping containers.

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