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...

Bank Holiday Picnic Cruise

26/08/2019

Sailing Barge Victor, Old Custom House

A relaxing sail from the Ipswich Waterfront and along the River Orwell, passing under the Orwell Bridge...

Suffolk Cream Tea Cruise

18/08/2019

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

21/08/2019

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

25/08/2019

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

28/08/2019

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

01/09/2019

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

04/09/2019

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

08/09/2019

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

11/09/2019

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

15/09/2019

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

18/09/2019

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

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...

Maritime Festival Craft & Gift Fair

17/08/2019 - 18/08/2019

St Peter's by the Waterfront

Browse a great selection of crafted goodness from local makers and explore the 800 year old church...

St Peter's Heritage Open Days

14/09/2019 - 15/09/2019

St Peter's by the Waterfront

Pop in and buy from a great selection of crafted goodness from our lovely crafters whilst checking out...

Ipswich Maritime Festival 2019

17/08/2019 - 18/08/2019

Ipswich Waterfront

A whole weekend of live entertainment on the live stages, plus performers displaying their amazing...

Sunday Buffet Lunch Cruise

25/08/2019

Orwell Lady, Orwell Quay

Take in the fantastic scenery, boats and wildlife whilst enjoying Orwell Lady's waitresses serving...

Sunday Buffet Lunch Cruise

01/09/2019

Orwell Lady, Orwell Quay

Take in the fantastic scenery, boats and wildlife whilst enjoying Orwell Lady's waitresses serving...

Afternoon Tea Cruise

29/08/2019

Orwell Lady, Orwell Quay

Join Orwell Lady River Cruises for their famously generous traditional treat of sandwiches...

Afternoon Tea Cruise

12/09/2019

Orwell Lady, Orwell Quay

Join Orwell Lady River Cruises for their famously generous traditional treat of sandwiches...

Afternoon Tea Cruise

22/08/2019

Orwell Lady, Orwell Quay

Join Orwell Lady River Cruises for their famously generous traditional treat of sandwiches...

Afternoon Tea Cruise

05/09/2019

Orwell Lady, Orwell Quay

Join Orwell Lady River Cruises for their famously generous traditional treat of sandwiches...

Afternoon Tea Cruise

19/09/2019

Orwell Lady, Orwell Quay

Join Orwell Lady River Cruises for their famously generous traditional treat of sandwiches...

Disco Party Cruise

24/08/2019

Orwell Lady, Orwell Quay

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

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...

Elmer's Big Parade

15/06/2019 - 07/09/2019

Across Ipswich

The town's biggest ever art trail celebrating the 30th anniversary of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and...

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...

Heritage Open Days Weekend 2019

14/09/2019 - 15/09/2019

Throughout Ipswich

Discover the hidden secrets of Ipswich's historic buildings as over 30 properties open to the public...

Zoo Party

25/08/2019

Isaacs on the Quay

​The Ibiza Zoo Party is coming to Ipswich to get the Bank Holiday Sunday party started!

Briarbank Beer Festival 2019

23/08/2019 - 25/08/2019

Briarbank Brewery

Make the most of the Bank Holiday Weekend and enjoy over 30+ beers and ciders with live music...

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!

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Danceeats!

After a strenuous dance class, or a walk along the waterfront, why not pop into the danceeats! café? Hot, cold and alcoholic drinks, homemade cakes, delicious pastries, made to order sandwiches,...

Gaming Technology Solutions

Gaming Technology Solutions (GTS) is a leading global supplier of gaming solutions for online gaming operations. Playtech provides cutting-edge software to the top operators in the gaming industry,...

HTK

HTK provides “web-based software (Horizon) for digital marketing, customer service automation, business continuity and emergency notification messaging. It was named ‘Britain’s Brightest Business’ in...

Isaacs on the Quay

Isaacs on the quay is an established, welcoming pub located on the beautiful Waterfront in Ipswich. The venue offers a superb range of food, a wide selection of drinks and a vibrant atmosphere...

John Olivers at The Lock

Award Winning Salons in Ipswich Welcome to our new Ipswich salon! Situated just one minute walk away from the vibrant Ipswich Waterfront and a short walk from Ipswich town centre, it’s the...

La Tour Cycle Cafe

Mariners

Unique floating restaurant. Mariners restaurant is a classic brasserie on a renovated 1899 boat with an elegant, wood-lined interior, beautiful views across the waterfront and a classic menu of...

Neptune Marina

The Neptune Marina group of companies are based at Neptune Quay, Ipswich. Principally a marine leisure and property management company, providing a high quality client focussed service to customers,...

Orwell Lady River Cruises

Cruise the River Orwell – voted one of the most beautiful and historic rivers in England – aboard the motor vessel Orwell Lady. Cruises depart Ipswich Waterfront, passing through the lock gates, and...

Pizza Express

Licensed family, friendly, Italian, pizza restaurant....