Williams & Griffin was formed in 1963 from a merger of independent stores founded originally by Herbert Williams and Henry Griffin in the 19th century. The store was acquired by Fenwick in 2008, shortly after being named 'Best Independent Department Store of the Year' by Drapers Magazine. Today, the store offers a wide range of products from fashion to furniture and is a mainstay of Colchester High Street.
Williams & Griffin is in the centre of Colchester in Essex. Colchester is easily reached by car from the A12, by train and by bus. There is an NCP car park behind the store in Nunn's Road.