About Chelmsford

Welcome to Chelmsford, the county city of Essex. With an abundance of things to see and do, Chelmsford has much on offer. Its fantastic location and excellent transport links also makes Chelmsford an ideal setting to explore.

Chelmsford’s heritage began with the arrival of the Romans in 60 AD. Chelmsford was then named Caesaromagus or ‘market-place of Caesar’, giving it the great honour of bearing the name of Caesar – the only town in Britain to do so.

Throughout its history, Chelmsford has played host to a number of famous figures including Charles Dickens, the Duke of Wellington and Oliver Goldsmith. Chelmsford was also home to worldwide pioneer Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless. In 1899 Marconi’s Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company opened the world’s first radio factory in Hall Street and the first entertainment radio broadcast was made from Chelmsford on 15th June 1920.

Today Chelmsford is a first-class city and a popular visitor destination. With excellent shopping facilities, international restaurants, fantastic attractions, and a lively nightlife, the appeal of Chelmsford is obvious. Chelmsford is also host to many exciting events throughout the year including The 3foot People Festival - days of wonder for pre-school children and the Fling - A festival of assorted amusements for adults.

With so much to see and do it is no surprise that people return to Chelmsford again and again.