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?

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...

Suffolk Cream Tea Cruise

22/09/2019

Sailing Barge Victor, Old Custom House

Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the historic Sailing Barge Victor with traditional Cream Tea. Set sail...

Suffolk Cream Tea Cruise

25/09/2019

Sailing Barge Victor, Old Custom House

Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the historic Sailing Barge Victor with traditional Cream Tea. Set sail...

Suffolk Cream Tea Cruise

29/09/2019

Sailing Barge Victor, Old Custom House

Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the historic Sailing Barge Victor with traditional Cream Tea. Set sail...

Suffolk Cream Tea Cruise

02/10/2019

Sailing Barge Victor, Old Custom House

Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the historic Sailing Barge Victor with traditional Cream Tea. Set sail...

Suffolk Cream Tea Cruise

06/10/2019

Sailing Barge Victor, Old Custom House

Enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the historic Sailing Barge Victor with traditional Cream Tea. Set sail...

Isaacs Oktoberfest

21/09/2019 - 22/09/2019

Isaacs on the Quay

Celebrate Oktoberfest with traditional German beer, a German themed BBQ and a live Oompah band...

End Of Season Disco Cruise

21/09/2019

Orwell Lady, Orwell Quay

Ideal for small groups, couples or larger parties. Hot, cold and alcoholic drinks can be purchased...

An Evening with Julie Cunningham

27/09/2019

DanceEast, Jerwood Dancehouse

The internationally renowned performer comes to Ipswich for an evening of talk and dance...

Joseph Toonga - Born to Manifest

04/10/2019

DanceEast, Jerwood Dancehouse

A powerful new hip hop dance double bill about the experiences of young black British men...

Jonathan Goddard | While you are here

11/10/2019

DanceEast, Jerwood Dancehouse

Dance and theatre meet to explore our relationship to our environment and examines legacies...

Shobana Jeyasingh | Staging Schiele

18/10/2019 - 19/10/2019

DanceEast, Jerwood Dancehouse

Dreamy dance piece inspired by the extraordinary work and life of Austrian artist Egon Schiele...

Alexander Whitley | Overflow

08/11/2019

DanceEast, Jerwood Dancehouse

A compelling exploration of the human condition in the era of big data, when personal information...

Ballo Arthur Pita | Ten Sorry Tales

13/12/2019 - 17/12/2019

DanceEast, Jerwood Dancehouse

A collection of modern-day fables. From the child who sleeps for fifteen years, to the sinister sisters...

St Peter's Craft & Gift Fair

12/10/2019

St Peter's by the Waterfront

Local crafts & gifts from Ipswich makers. Pop in to buy from a great selection of crafted goodness...

St Peter's Craft & Gift Fair

02/11/2019

St Peter's by the Waterfront

Local crafts & gifts from Ipswich makers. Pop in to buy from a great selection of crafted goodness...

St Peter's Craft & Gift Fair

07/12/2019

St Peter's by the Waterfront

Local crafts & gifts from Ipswich makers. Pop in to buy from a great selection of crafted goodness...

Briarbank Gin Festival 2019

27/09/2019 - 29/09/2019

Briarbank Brewery

3 days of live music and LOADS OF GIN. What more could you want?

OFFERS AND TREATS

Escape & Pizza Deal

Escape Ipswich & Pizza Express

Get a live escape room experience and a two-course pizza meal for just £34pp!

FORKNIGHT: Salthouse Hotel

Salthouse Hotel, Ipswich Waterfront

Get a FREE glass of wine when dining à la carte at the Salthouse Harbour Hotel Eaterie...

FORKNIGHT: Isaacs & Briarbank

Isaacs on the Quay, Ipswich Waterfront

Perfect for events or a night out! Enjoy sharing plates for just £8 at Isaacs and Briarbank...

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ABP

Associated British Ports (ABP) “handles 120 million tonnes of cargo each year - about a quarter of the county’s seaborne trade. With 21 ports around the UK, including the short sea ports of Ipswich...

Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Welcome to Allen Gardiner, the River Cruise Restaurant offering brunch, lunch, sunset and candlelit dinner cruises along the River Orwell from the historic Ipswich Waterfront. Sailing all year...

Anytime Fitness Ipswich

Anytime Fitness is the first 24hour, 7 day a week gym in Ipswich. We are part of a global franchise group of over 2700 gyms across the world - you can join one and be a member of them all. We are a...

Ashtons Legal

Businesses only survive and thrive if they deliver what their clients and customers want. At Ashtons Legal, our aim is to be a firm you are proud to call ‘your solicitors’ and are happy to recommend...

Aurora Bar and Restaurant

"With unparalleled views, modern British cuisine and a welcoming atmosphere, Aurora delivers an experience unlike any other." The bar is the perfect place for a coffee, cocktails or a glass of...

Autism & ADHD

Autism & ADHD are Suffolk’s leading holistic Autism and ADHD service based in Suffolk. As a social enterprise, we offer so much more than just 1:1 support. We’re a team of friendly professionals...

Bistro on the Quay

The Bistro is situated on the historic waterfront of Ipswich, Suffolk. The restaurant is housed in a former salt warehouse overlooking the new marina and is easily accessible by foot, car or sail....

Briarbank

TAP INTO A WARM WELCOME AT BRIARBANK When you’re looking for a great beer experience in Ipswich, look no further than the Briarbank Brewing Company. Set just moments from the historic waterfront...

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...