Do your own TOWIE tour: 15 Essex hotspots you have to visit if you're a huge fan!

Published Friday, Sep 30 2016, 16:52 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
You can only count yourself as a true TOWIE fan if you've popped your head round the door one of these famous Essex hotspots.

TOWIE Series 18 cast photo


1. Sheesh, Chigwell.

Mediterranean restaurant Sheesh has played host to many a TOWIE birthday bash and the Wright's - including Our Girl star Michelle Keegan - are all regulars. Even Love Island winners Cara de la Hoyde and Nathan Massey (he's a Chingford boy, FYI) can't get enough. P.S. Don't leave without sampling the cheesecake - SWOON!

2. King William Pub, Chigwell.

It was in the King William Pub where Kirk Norcross famously called his dad's ex-squeeze Maria Fowler a "f*****g extra," - a one-liner that will go down in TOWIE history. That is all.

Kirk Norcross calls Maria Fowler an extra, TOWIE, YouTube, Feb 12 2012

© YouTube

3. Minnies Boutique, Brentwood.

Even though Billie Faiers has her very own collection with online fashion hub In The Style, Minnies boutique - which she co-owns with sister and mum-of-one Sam - still has a special place in her heart. The pair often take to Instagram to show off the shop's new bits and bobs, so your best bet is to visit on payday - you'll want everything.

4. Strawberry Glow, Woodford.

Strawberry Glow is the place to go for a seamless spray tan and a big bouncy blow-dry worthy of a few hundred Instagram selfies - just ask Megan McKenna who basically lives in the salon chair.

5. Sugar Hut, Brentwood.

Sugar Hut is the ultimate TOWIE hotspot. The ultra-famous club has seen lips locked, drinks fly and way too many white heels to count and it's still drawing in the punters. Be prepared to queue - you'll also need to pay for entry, but we reckon it's well worth it if you're an avid celeb-spotter.

Mick Norcross shares throwback photo with Love Island's Hannah Elizabeth - 2 July 2015.

© Twitter / @micky_norcross

6. Bella Sorella, Loughton High Street.

Lydia is arguably TOWIE's biggest fashionista so it was a total no brainer for her to open her very own boutique, which saw the rest of the clan follow suit! The star is always modelling new season pieces but if you're unable to land your hands on them in person, you can always nab them from the website. Result!

7. Chloe's Beauty Bar, Brentwood.

Chloe Sims is TOWIE's resident beauty know-it-all so opening her very own salon was always on the cards. We LOVE the fact that Chlo has her name in lights above the door (standard!) and it's also where you can pick up her debut eyeshadow collection for Glitter Eyes.

TOWIE: Danni gets a beauty treatment.
13 April 2016.


8. Danni Boutique, Hornchurch.

She may have her very own clothing collection with Miiaan, but DANNI Boutique is still a huge fashion go-to. If you're after one-off pieces to impress your pals, you won't leave disappointed.

9. Gemma Collins Boutique, Brentwood.

Like Amy Childs, Lydia Bright and Danielle, Gemma also has her very own boutique - duh! Serving plus size gals, Gem's clothing range starts at a size 16 and goes up to a size 26.

10. Faces, Gants Hill.

Faces is one of the original TOWIE clubs and it's even where the gang filmed their music vid (you mean to say you haven't seen it yet?!) It's much nearer London and easily accessible by Central Line if you're ready to brave the night tube.

11. The Front Room, Chingford.

Nearly everyone has had a gossip in The Front Room. If you ever spot Chloe Meadows and Courtney Green chatting about on-off BFF Megan McKenna over a coffee, it'll most likely be here.

12. Amy Childs Salon, Brentwood.

Businesswoman Amy recently relaunched her famous salon, now called Amy Childs' Beauty Clinic and everyone from Sam Reece to Billie Faiers and little Nelly rocked up to support her. She's also the proud owner of the Amy Childs fashion collection, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kylie Jenner has even donned one of her designs!

13. Lockie's Kitchen, Romford.

All of our favourite celebrities including Vicky Pattison, Marnie Simpson and Nicole Bass turned out in full force to see James Lock open his new eatery! The best part? It's located inside Romford's Quadrant Arcade so you can indulge in a spot of retail therapy while you wait for your sarnie.

14. Charcoal Grill, Hornchurch.

Our hearts melted when Danielle Armstrong and James 'Lockie' Lock reunited in a kebab shop after Lauren Goodger's fashion show, and we're pretty certain it's Hornchurch's very own Charcoal Grill! After complimenting Danielle, James told her: "I've learnt my lesson and moved on. It is time to grow up. I think we should go out." The pair gave it another go but have since decided to call it a day - cry cry!

A photo posted by James Lock (@jameslock__) on

15. Ocean Club, Marbella (it totally counts).

OK, OK, it's not exactly Essex, but Ocean Club in Marbs is basically a home from home for the TOWIE stars. What is a holiday to sun-soaked Spain without champagne showers and barely there bikinis?

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