Into About Us

Our Colchester BID are doing a wonderful job of bringing town centre businesses together and this website will show the great offerings Colchester's businesses have to offer.
Councillor David King

In Colchester, a sub-brand to Our Colchester Business Improvement District (BID) launched in August 2019 to provide those living, working and visiting Colchester town centre with all of the information about our town centre. InColchester provides everything you need to know, from the latest shopping offers or events through to a comprehensive directory of businesses across the town centre.

More about Colchester

We have a castle situated in the middle of the town centre, cobbled streets leading off the High Street surrounded by beautiful architecture providing a home to many of Colchester's independent shops and a huge range of national stores. The perfect recipe for a vibrant, cultural town centre full of a mix of heritage and modern characteristics.

Colchester has two national department stores, Debenhams and Fenwick. Debenhams sits within Culver Square shopping centre, where you can also explore many national and independent stores or grab a quick lunch. Fenwick, based at the top of the High Street, provides the town with cosmetic counters, clothing, homeware alongside Carluccio's and Caffe Nero.

As well as Culver Square shopping centre, Colchester town centre is home to another shopping centre, Lion Walk, where national retailers such as Topshop, Primark, River Island and Boots are based.

The choice of cuisines is endless! You can choose from big brands to independents, cafes to bars, restaurants and pubs. In Colchester is the 'go-to' place for finding that place to eat, see reviews and find opening hours all in one place. You can search In Colchester by category or keywords such as 'noodles' or 'pizza'.

To find out more about how to get into the town centre, In Colchester's Getting Here page will give you key information around different modes of transport relevant for you.

If you are looking to explore our town and visit Colchester's great tourism venues, please visit