Parking in Colchester

The best car park is St Botolphs.  It doesn’t have a postcode, but there is a barbers shop next door, which is CO2 7EF.
NB: Parking is 50p for the evening.  The machines accept all manner of change.  To annoy the attendants, I always pay in 5ps…

[google-map-v3 width=”900″ height=”500″ zoom=”17″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”51.88637, 0.90457{}1-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”]

 

Coming from Witham, come off at junction 27 – the main junction for Colchester.

[google-map-v3 width=”900″ height=”500″ zoom=”12″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”51.89358, 0.8632{}number_1.png|51.89673, 0.89032{}number_2.png|51.89286, 0.89318{}number_3.png|51.88758, 0.89358{}number_4.png|51.88632, 0.9028{}number_5.png” bubbleautopan=”true” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”]

1. At the Spring Lane roundabout, take the 2nd exit, towards to A133.

2. At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit, towards the A134. Keep in the right hand lane.

3. Continue on the A134.

4. At the roundabout, take the first exit, but aim for the middle lane; the left hand lane is for shoppers only.

5. Take the 2nd exit.  Stay in the left hand lane which is marked “Car Park”, but its the second lane you want.

Directions To The Pub

[google-map-v3 width=”900″ height=”500″ zoom=”17″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”51.88760, 0.89691{}restaurant.png{}The Playhouse|51.88638, 0.90470{}sportscar.png{}Car Park” bubbleautopan=”true” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”]

From the car park, cross at the traffic lights and walk up Osborne Street (past the NCP car park, a bingo hall, some dodgy looking restaurants, then Wilkinsons, and several bus stops).  The pub is on the left hand side.  Its about a ten minute walk.