In the heart of the English county of Essex lies the newly-created city of Chelmsford. For 800 years, Chelmsford was one of the premier county towns of Essex, but in 2012 the Queen designated it as a city in its own right. Its advantageous location just thirty miles north of London makes it the perfect commuter city for working in or exploring London. There is a range of transportation options within Chelmsford for both exploring the city and its environs. While there is a train service, commuting to and from the city of London is quick and convenient with a Chelmsford minibus. In fact, minibus hire with driver in Chelmsford is one of the most economical ways for a group to travel.
The city of Chelmsford boasts a balanced mix of modern and historic sites to visit. For lovers of history, the ancient Chelmsford Cathedral offers a glimpse of a restored medieval building that has seen extensive improvements in the last thirty years. The church stands on the site of the original building speculated to have been erected nearly 800 years ago. The walls are made of stone and the characteristic flint rubble seen in many historic buildings in the east of England. With its location in the heart of the city, hiring a Chelmsford minibus for a tour group makes logistical sense as the best way to fully appreciate this fascinating landmark.
Chelmsford also offers a wealth of opportunities for avid shoppers. With three shopping centres and a pedestrianised High Street, the city is full of shops just waiting to be explored. Visitors can expect a range of popular chain outlets in addition to unique boutiques, galleries and shops. While the High Street is accessible by foot, the most efficient way to visit the outlying shopping centres with a group is with minibus hire in Chelmsford. Business Events Minibus Chelmsford services for all cooperate and business clientèle.
Hylands House and Park is a 300-year-old grand country estate purchased by the city council of Chelmsford in order to save it from dereliction. During World War II, Hylands Park was used as a prisoner of war camp and the headquarters of the Special Air Service, or SAS. In addition to its important historical interest, it is the site of many festivals and events throughout the year. Chief among these is the V Festival, a musical event subsidized by Virgin Media that attracts many genres of music, primarily rock and pop. This two-day event is quite popular and the perfect festival to visit with a large group. As parking can be a nightmare, however, visiting the event with Minibus Hire Chelmsford means prompt door-to-door service without the hectic hunt for a place to park and long queues upon leaving.
The Chelmsford Museum is located within the city’s bounds and pays tribute to Chelmsford’s pre-Roman history, with other wings placing an emphasis on the city’s proud industrial accomplishments and the military prowess of its youth. The Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company used its facility at Chelmsford for more than 100 years, closing its doors in 2008. This distinguished history is amply displayed in the Chelmsford Museum’s Sandford Mill exhibits, while the Essex Regimental Museum tells the story of the Regiment’s military exploits from 1881 to 1958. All museums within the complex can be visited in one day and are best approached by large groups in a minibus, as both drop-off and pick-up can be managed directly at the door.
Visiting Chelmsford is convenient with Minibus Hire Chelmsford airport transfers from London. With eight, 12, 16 or 24-seat minibuses, groups of any size can be accommodated with ease. For even larger groups, there are also 33 or 49-seat coaches for hire. A convenient and cheap minibus in Chelmsford is also the perfect way to see the city as it allows a group to leave the logistics to the driver, leaving only the enjoyment of the outing itself for guests of the minibus. With prompt, courteous and knowledgeable service that leaves all the planning and logistics in the hands of professionals, minibus hire is not only an economical choice for transportation, but one guaranteed to allow the most enjoyment for any group outing.