|Average monthly rent of a 1 bed apartment in the city centre||£497|
|Average monthly rent of a 1 bed apartment outside of the city centre||£473|
|Average cost of a 3-course meal for 2 in a mid-range restaurant||£50|
|Average cost of pint of beer (In the city centre)||£3.60|
An interesting piece of trivia for the day - Ipswich is England’s oldest continuously inhabited town!
A waterfront town, surrounded by the beautiful Suffolk countryside and coastline, Ipswich is home To BT’s technology hub and campus at Adastral Park.
As a town, it is home to a diverse range of bars and restaurants within its central area, retaining an identity which is unique.
For a more historic feel, venues such as P.J. McGinty & Sons date back to the 17th century. The venue has a reputation for being haunted and it’s even believed that the cellar contains a bricked-up entrance to a labyrinth of tunnels beneath the town. Then there’s The Woolpack, which has a history to rival anywhere else in Ipswich. It is said to be one of the most haunted pubs in the UK, with sightings of a range of characters, from naval captains to persecuted monks. Equally however, the pub is reputed for fine home-cooked pub food.
For modern Ipswich, there’s the rejuvenated Waterfront which takes a lead in places to eat and socialise and for a combination of both, stroll along the docks with its old breweries and maltings, now operating as pubs and restaurants.
Ipswich is a powerhouse of culture in the east, home to the highest number of regularly Arts Council funded companies in the region. You can experience new musical work at the theatre, to live art at Pacitti; from dance excellence at DanceEast, to Shakespeare in the forest with Red Rose Chain.
And with property prices relatively low and a fast train journey of just over an hour to London – you’re sure to have the best of both worlds, with your money taking you that little bit further…