Somewhere special...

This iconic area is what makes Ipswich 'East Anglia's Waterfront Town'. This vibrant area of the town is alive with restaurants, cafes and bars; all perched on the waters edge. A great place day and night; watch world-class dance at DanceEast, hop on an Orwell River cruise or relax in the sumptuous Salthouse Harbour Hotel. 

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

Orwell Lunch Sail - April

12/04/2019

From Old Custom House

Join the historic Sailing Barge Thistle for a trip down the River Orwell with a delicious lunch...

Torus

22/03/2019

DanceEast

A journey through the flow of nature. A journey of chaos and stillness, as rhythm takes over your...

Silent Lines

05/04/2019 - 06/04/2019

DanceEast

Inspired by dance and anatomy – explore movement disciplines, animated video projection, lighting...

Madhead

20/04/2019

DanceEast

38 young dancers present a unique evening fusing contemporary dance, physical theatre and hip-hop...

Rite of Spring

10/05/2019

DanceEast

Western classical music and Indian classical dance collide in this technical, powerful and evocative...

Suffolk Rivers Cruise - May

26/05/2019

From Old Custom House

A relaxing day exploring the Stour and the Orwell rivers aboard the historic Sailing Barge Thistle...

Pin Mill Barge Race

27/07/2019 - 27/07/2019

Old Custom House

The highlight of the sailing season, watch as a dozen barges sail together in friendly but serious competition...

Orwell Lunch Sail - May

24/05/2019

From Old Custom House

Join the historic Sailing Barge Thistle for a trip down the River Orwell with a delicious lunch...

Orwell Lunch Sail - June

28/06/2019

From Old Custom House

Join the historic Sailing Barge Thistle for a trip down the River Orwell with a delicious lunch...

Orwell Lunch Sail - July

08/07/2019

From Old Custom House

Join the historic Sailing Barge Thistle for a trip down the River Orwell with a delicious lunch...

Orwell Lunch Sail - July

26/07/2019

From Old Custom House

Join the historic Sailing Barge Thistle for a trip down the River Orwell with a delicious lunch...

Suffolk Rivers Cruise - June

23/06/2019

From Old Custom House

A relaxing day exploring the Stour and the Orwell rivers aboard the historic Sailing Barge Thistle...

Suffolk Rivers Cruise - July

28/07/2019

From Old Custom House

A relaxing day exploring the Stour and the Orwell rivers aboard the historic Sailing Barge Thistle...

Summer Solstice Sunrise Cruise

21/06/2019

Orwell Quay

A bucket-list experience. Board Orwell Lady and watch the summer solstice sunrise from the sea...

Ipswich Cycling Weekend 2019

10/08/2019

Starting from Cult Cafe

Cycle across beautiful Suffolk countryside in three challenging town, country and coastal routes...

Father's Day River Cruise

16/06/2019

Orwell Lady, Neptune Marina

Take a relaxing river cruise down the Orwell for Father's Day, served with a Sunday lunch buffet...

Suffolk Pride 2019

22/06/2019

Ipswich Waterfront

Pride is back in Ipswich! A one-day parade and Pride event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community...

Martin Newell & The Hosepipe Band

22/03/2019

St Peters by the Waterfront

Poetry and music come together in an original collaboration; the acclaimed poet, songwriter and...

Solana

29/03/2019

St Peters by the Waterfront

Original fusion project Solana bring their enchanting, rhythmically complex and harmonically rich music...

Swing Machine

05/04/2019

St Peters by the Waterfront

JAZZ ON THE WATERFRONT: the Swing Machine bring their classic mix of 30s, 40s & 50s swing...

Bienvenido El Sol

06/04/2019

St Peters by the Waterfront

As Spring begins, enjoy the warm sounds of Spanish and Latin American music from St Peter's Band...

Simply Swing

27/04/2019

St Peters by the Waterfront

A journey through the history of swing music; musically and visually, from 1939 to modern day...

Crisium - The Planets in Rock

04/05/2019

St Peters by the Waterfront

A truly unique live show experience. Huge ambient soundscapes with rock and classical influences...

The Music of Fleetwood Mac

18/05/2019

St Peters by the Waterfront

A night of classic Fleetwood Mac hits, including tracks from all their iconic albums, video projection...

Sondheim & Me

24/05/2019

St Peters by the Waterfront

Joanna Eden approaches the songs of Stephen Sondheim from her own, jazz-influenced and heart-...

The Dolly Parton Story

31/05/2019

St Peters by the Waterfront

A unique "show-umentary" taking you through the career of the Dolly Parton the ‘Queen of Country’...

Le Cafe Parisien

07/06/2019

St Peters by the Waterfront

JAZZ BY THE WATERFRONT; a musical & cultural journey through the cafes and terraces of Europe...

Funky Voices Charity Concert

15/06/2019

St Peters by the Waterfront

A night of uplifting, energetic and inspirational music from your favourite artists for the whole family...

ART EAT Festival 2019

21/09/2019 - 22/09/2019

DanceEast to Aurora, Ipswich Waterfront

Two days of urban art and street food along the waterfront, celebrating creativity and community...

Ipswich Jazz Festival 2019

21/06/2019 - 23/06/2019

St Peters by the Waterfront

Three days of gigs from national and international jazz performers and bands along with workshops...

Community Mondays Cafe

25/03/2019

Quay Place

Relax in a friendly environment where you can sit and take time out for you. Enjoy refreshments...

Mother's Day at The Forge

31/03/2019

The Forge Kitchen

A complimentary glass of pink fizz for the lady herself, and a special Mother’s Day Menu…

OFFERS AND TREATS

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Escape Ipswich & Pizza Express

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ABP

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Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

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Aurora Bar and Restaurant

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Bistro on the Quay

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Briarbank

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CoffeeLink

Our first Espresso Bar started in 2006 at the Neptune Marina Building. We continue to enjoy welcoming people to the Ipswich Waterfront, which is a perfect location all year round to enjoy the...

DanceEast

Founded in 1983 and gaining National Dance Agency status in 1994, DanceEast has grown from strength to strength, maintaining its commitment to the rural communities of East Anglia whilst developing...