Welcome to Ipswich Life

Welcome to Ipswich Life

Welcome to Ipswich Life, your resource for everything you need if you live in, or are visiting Ipswich, from hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts to restaurants, pubs, clubs, schools and shops, we have it all here. If you have any features requests or suggestions then why not send us an email. Or Tweet us @IpswichLife

Search the web

Custom Search

Latest News

Days Gone By - The final days of the cattle markets in Ipswich

Centuries of history came to an end in Ipswich in January 1985, when the last livestock market was held in the town, writes David Kindred.

Hopes for warmer bank holiday despite sleet, hail and even snow falling in East Anglia

Today’s snow showers could be a distant memory by Bank Holiday Monday as forecasters are hopeful of a much warmer holiday – though they warn it is too early to be sure.

Make sure your medicine cabinet is prepared for May Bank Holiday to avoid A&E strain say CCG doctors

Doctors are asking members of the public to use NHS services wisely over the first Bank Holiday weekend in May.

Tickets for Dan TDM show at Regent Theatre, Ipswich selling for four-times face value as excitement builds over YouTube star?s appearance

YouTube personality ‘Dan TDM’ (Dan Middleton) has sold out two shows at The Ipswich Regent within days of going on sale.

Crossing Tower Bridge and beating Jesus - Liz Nice on her London Marathon highs

Running the London marathon has been my dream since the event first began in 1981, writes Liz Nice.

 Evening Star News

Latest Weather

Conditions for Ipswich, UK at 2:50 pm GMT

Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy, 9 C

Fri - Sunny. High: 9 Low: 1
Sat - Mostly Cloudy. High: 10 Low: -1
Sun - Sunny. High: 9 Low: 2
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 9 Low: 3
Tue - AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 11 Low: 3

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

(provided by The Weather Channel)

 Yahoo! Weather - Ipswich, UK

Top Rated Restaurants

Indian Palace 10 out of 10 Indian Palace
Trongs 10 out of 10 Trongs
The Golden Ship Inn 10 out of 10 The Golden Ship Inn
Zizzi Italian Restaurant 10 out of 10 Zizzi Italian Restaurant
Frankie & Bennys 10 out of 10 Frankie & Bennys

Latest comments:

Alan Jessop was a contempory of mine and a good friend. ...
Jessops 10 out of 10 28 April 2013

Indian Palace
The Best Indian restaurant in Ipswich !!! Great Dishes,very helpful staff and excellent value !!!! ...
Indian Palace 10 out of 10 22 April 2013

Masha Of India
The food at Masha has never let me down real good indian food served by friendly staff and the kitchens are spotless 5 star....
Masha Of India 10 out of 10 27 March 2013

Red Lion
very good food and a good price recomended ...
Red Lion 9 out of 10 16 March 2013

Zizzi Italian Restaurant
This is by far the best Italian in Ipswich food looks and tastes amazing you can really taste the freshness the portions are good as well the garlic bread is hu...
Zizzi Italian Restaurant 10 out of 10 25 February 2013

updated : 26 April 2016
why not write your own comment, simply search for the place name, and click on add comment

The History of Ipswich

The History of Ipswich - Carol TwinchEver thought that Ipswich was a town lacking in historical clout? Think again. As long ago as 1200 King John himself thought Ipswich important enough to receive a royal charter, while archaeology carried out over the last 30 years proves conclusively that it is one of England's oldest towns.

From the Anglo-Saxon 'Gipeswic' to the Victorian ship-building mecca, Ipswich has a tradition of sustained historical significance. High time then, that the story of Ipswich is told in full.

In this fascinating new title, renowned local author Carol Twinch sets out to do just that, and in her investigation of the last 1,400 years in Suffolk's primary conurbation she unearths much to capture the interest of the budding local historian. Narrated with wit and charm, this illustrated account of Ipswich's history is a true delight. Not to be missed.

The History of Ipswich is published by Breedon Books and is priced at £9.99. Available from all good bookshops, The History of Ipswich can also be bought online at www.breedonbooks.co.uk, or by calling 01332 384235.

Ipswich Photos

Upcoming Events

Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot is on this Sunday from 8am #carboot

01 May 2016
Open every Sunday from 8am just drive in to Stonham Barns, left into the field and sell from £5. Great atmosphere, great crowd and back on the field.

Stonham Barns Sunday Car Boot + Mid & West Suffolk Show on May 1st #carboot

01 May 2016
Don’t miss Suffolks friendliest Sunday Car Boot open every Sunday from 8am until November. This Sunday the Mid & West Suffolk Show runs too so, it's a must sell at car boot.

Latest Sports News

McCarthy: Knudsen Has Got Better and Better
Town boss Mick McCarthy says left-back Jonas Knudsen has got better and better as the season has progressed and was delighted to see him net his first Town goal late in last week?s 1-1 draw with Fulham.

McCarthy: Dozzell Loved His Big Week
Town boss Mick McCarthy says 16-year-old Andre Dozzell loved his first week as a senior player. The first-year scholar, the son of former Blue and current academy coach Jason, scored after coming on as a sub at Sheffield Wednesday before making his first start against Fulham last Tuesday, both games ending in 1-1 draws. He was an unused sub at Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Hospital Cup Date Set
Town?s U16s will face their Norwich City counterparts in this year?s Hospital Cup at Carrow Road on Tuesday 17th May (KO 7.45pm).

U21s End Season With Home Defeat
Town?s U21s ended their season with a 2-0 home defeat to a strong Millwall side at Playford Road, Kyron Farrell and Joseph Otudeko scoring the goals for the Lions.

Bishop and Maitland-Niles Start for U21s
Town have confirmed that Teddy Bishop and Ainsley Maitland-Niles will be amongst those involved for the U21s in their final game of the season against Millwall at Playford Road this afternoon (KO 1pm).

 TWTD.co.uk News for Ipswich Town

Latest Local Sports News

Kevin Keen leaves Colchester United

Colchester United manager Kevin Keen has left the club this afternoon.

Crossing Tower Bridge and beating Jesus - Liz Nice on her London Marathon highs

Running the London marathon has been my dream since the event first began in 1981, writes Liz Nice.

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy justifies the hype surrounding Andre Dozzell

Mick McCarthy has justified the hype surrounding Andre Dozzell, following the starlet’s dramatic goalscoring introduction at Sheffield Wednesday.

Cranes host Achilles in massive SIL showdown this evening

The biggest game of the SIL season so far takes place at Greshams Sports & Social Club tonight, when leaders Achilles travel to Crane Sports.

Mildenahll Fen Tigers narrowly miss out in two-legged KO Cup clash with Eastbourne Eagles

Mildenhall Fen Tigers just lost out to the Eastbourne Eagles in a superb KO Cup tie between two well-matched teams, that went down to the wire over this weekend’s two meetings.

 EADT Sport