Why not have an Afternoon Tea in Chelmsford, the county town of Essex? This delightful area has much to offer visitors, including, of course, a number of great places to get lunch.

It finds itself in the East of England, approximately 30 miles from London and 22 miles from Colchester. The time has come, surely, for you to indulge in an assortment of sandwiches, scrumptious scones and heavenly cake. Go on – treat yourself!

There is historical evidence that Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements once stood in the Chelmsford area. Later, it was occupied by the Romans, with a fort built in 60 CE. The town grew around this military instalment, then known as “Caesaromagus” – meaning “the marketplace of Caesar”. It received its royal charter in 1199, marking the origin of the modern town.

Centuries later, in 1381, Chelmsford played a significant role in the Peasants’ Revolt, whereby Richard II stayed here after quelling the rebellion in London. There are, in fact, arguments made that, at least for a few days, the town became the capital of England.

Unfortunately, the area suffered significant damage during the Second World War. However, in 2012, Lord President of the Privy Council and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced that Chelmsford was to be granted city status.

This took place within the year. Now, there are many reasons to visit. Just be sure to stop in an Afternoon Tea Chelmsford venue at some point!