Updated April 2018
With hundreds of visitors coming to Brentwood every weekend, inspired by what they’ve seen on The Only Way is Essex, one of the things we get asked frequently is where the TOWIE shops are located. We thought we’d put together a little map to help everyone out…
Here’s a suggested walking tour that will ensure you see all the TOWIE shops. Brentwood’s not a very big place, so it should only you a couple of hours to make the circuit – depending on how long you decide to browse around the shops, of course 🙂
Start at the Sugar Hut (1), the now world-famous nightclub owned by Mick Norcross and backdrop for many funny, romantic and sometimes explosive scenes in TOWIE. It’s closed during the daytime but you can still pose for photos in the doorway. There’s now a Sugar Hut coffee shop next door, which is open from 9am.
Walk down the High Street towards Wilson’s Corner, turn right, and cross over Ingrave Road to Neil Graham Interiors (2). The shop is owned by Mick Norcross as well, and stocks furniture, artwork, unique objects for the home as well as offering a bespoke design service.
Walk back up to the High Street and walk west until you come back to the Sugar Hut, where you’ll turn left onto Crown Street. Our cobblestoned lane has frequently been used as a backdrop for TOWIE scenes, so you may recognise the place straight away.
A few steps down Crown Street on your right is Bizara (3), the card shop owned by Peri Sinclair from the earlier seasons of TOWIE.
As you leave Bizara, you’ll spy Tarantino Brentwood opposite. Ok, it’s not owned by a TOWIE star but it’s often used for filming and Joey Essex had his Fusey launch party there. Plus, they serve temptingly tasty Italian meals and fantastic coffee and you might just need to revivie yourself by now!
As you walk out of Tarantino you’ll see Chatham Way car park in front of you. TOWIE has done a lot of filming here (very random, yes, we know) and paparazzi frequently hang out waiting for local celebs to park up. Walk around the corner of the car park, head for the Teriss Bar banner and turn right under a brick archway to enter Roper’s Yard.
On your immediate right you’ll see Minnies Boutique (5), still a magnet for visitors worldwide. You’ll recognise the interior instantly from all the TOWIE scenes that have been filmed here. The shop is small, but deceptively spacious.
Gemma Collins (4) has recently moved her boutique back to Roper’s Yard. Her chic shop features stylish clothes and accessories for plus-sized women.
Head out of Roper’s Yard, turn right and you’ll be back on Crown Street. Turn left to go back to the high street (you’ll see the Sugar Hut in front of you) and turn left again. Walk half a block down to Chloe’s Beauty Bar 6), offering hair styling, make up applications and body treatments.
Turn left out of Chloe’s and you’ll be headed back to the Sugar Hut, where you started your tour. If you’ve got a few minutes left in your schedule, pop back down to Crown Street to explore all our cute indie boutiques, stylish salons, and family-run cafés.
Address: 93-95 High Street Brentwood, Essex CM14 4RR
Telephone: 01277 200885
Neil Graham Interiors
Address: 11 Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AP
Telephone: 01277 232 222
Address: 27 Crown Street, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4BA
Telephone: 01277 230254
Address: 8 Ropers Yard, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4BG
Telephone: 01277 210131
Gemma Collins Boutique
Address: 4 Ropers Yard, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4BG
Telephone: 01277 500272
Chloe’s Beauty Bar
Address: 115 Brentwood High Street,Brentwood, Essex CM14 4RX
Telephone: 01277 227513