VII Apartments is situated in the heart of the charmingly higgledy piggledy cobbled street known locally as ‘The Saints’, comprising of St Peters Street and St Nicholas Street, it is a main thoroughfare that runs from Ipswich Town Centre to the Waterfront. Here a diverse range of independent shops, cafes', bars and restaurants are all on your doorstep.
The Saints contain a mix of heritage buildings dating back to the 16th century and offers an insight to Ipswich and England’s history. One of England’s most interesting historical figures Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, lived here as a child. A Bronze memorial statue is situated at Curson plain across from his childhood home and a stone throw away from Wolsey’s Gate, the only physical reminder of the impressive college Wolsey once built. There are many heritage trails in and around The Saints to discover more about our town’s impressive history. If that wasn’t enough, the street plays host to numerous local events such as the St. Peters Street Fair, and the Saints Beer and Folk Festival. Before you stay, check online whether there are any events happening on the street, as there’s usually always something. The local yarn, haberdashery and coffee shops also offer evening and weekend craft workshops. Did we mention that the street is also home to Seven HQ?
The Ipswich Waterfront originally opened in the 19th century as a Victorian wet dock but has undergone major redevelopment since the millennium. Now offering culture, leisure and education the waterfront provides an array of businesses, bars and restaurants, incorporating both historical and modern architecture.
Cardinal Park is home to a Multiplex cinema with restaurant chains and parking, also National Express coaches to London and airports depart from here. VII Apartments are a 10 minute walk to the mainline railway station, with regular trains to London (journey time approx 70mins), Norwich (60 mins) and Cambridge (80 mins).