Shopping, Food & Drink

When it comes to shopping, the market town of Rayleigh has everything you need on the doorstep.

With its historic high street, Rayleigh has everything to meet your day-to-day needs. Recorded in the Domesday Book, the town has retained much of its traditional character and it is a pleasure to explore its quaint streets.

The town centre offers a great mix of independent shops, groceries, restaurants, cafes and pubs.
Its thriving weekly market has been running for over 800 years offering fresh produce, homewares
and many other items.

For a wider choice of high street stores, shoppers can visit Basildon’s Eastgate shopping centre just seven miles away or for more extensive retail therapy, Lakeside in Grays is less than half an hour away, and so is Chelmsford’s shopping centre and retail parks.