Where to go for your shopping spree? 

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Intu Lakeside Shopping Centre Intu

If retail therapy is your bag, a trip to Lakeside won't disappoint. Explore the range of shops the centre has to offer - with an array of well-known brands, there's something for everyone. Don't forget to stop by the restaurants and cafes for a fantastic selection of food and drink options.  

How to get there: 100 runs from Basildon to Lakeside.

More info: Home | Lakeside Shopping Centre (lakeside-shopping.com)


Eastgate Shopping Centre (Basildon)

In the heart of Basildon, Eastgate Shopping Centre is open 7 days a week and home to over 75 shops like Primark, Asda, JD Sports, River Island, New Look and more. You can also take a break from shopping and enjoy food in eateries such as McDonald's, Muffin Break, Taco Bell, Subway and Neds Noodle Bar. For fun, food and great shopping, visit Eastgate Shopping Centre.  

How to get there: Catch any Basildon services to get there. 

More info: Eastgate Shopping Centre | Great shops in Basildon


Chelmsford City Centre

Discover what Chelmsford's High Street has to offer. There are a variety of shops and eateries in Bond Street, an exciting retail and leisure development in the heart of Essex. Explore the Meadows and High Chelmer shopping centres, the market, and take a stroll along Moulsham Street. Take a break from the shopping at Bell Meadow Park alongside the River Can.

How to get there: Catch any Chelmsford services to get to Chelmsford city centre. Some services run alongside the High Street, while others run to the bus station a short walk away.


Tollgate Shopping Centre (Colchester)

From fashion to homeware, find everything you need at Tollgate Centre Shopping Park.

How to get there: Catch service S2, X20, 82A, 82B, 83, 83B, 320, and X70 to get there.

More info: Tollgate Centre Shopping in Colchester | Shops, Cafes & Restaurants in Colchester (tollgatecentreshoppingpark.com)