Kettering is a town in East Midlands within the county of Northamptonshire; it is mainly a residential area with a rich history as a market town. Close to major attractions like Wicksteed Park, Kettering is also known for the Greentrunks Garden Centre as well as Boughton House. Glendon Lodge Complex is one of the major shopping centres in the area for those looking for retail therapy and for history buffs there is the Kettering-Moraine Historical Museum. The town has also been home to several famous personalities including Catherine Hall, Hugh Dennis, Brian Reynolds, Lee Pollard and Harry Loasby.
Kettering was known to have a flourishing shoe industry in the past. Modern serviced offices these days are usually occupied by companies such as security services, healthcare specialists and recruitment agencies. There are software developers and cleaning services in the town in addition to other business professionals and SMEs. The distribution centre of Oxford University Press is located in the North Kettering Business Park.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Kettering is a compact town with a select range of entertainment facilities such as the Lighthouse Theatre, which is a great place to catch local stage-productions. Wicksteed Park is a popular theme park for a day of family-fun while The William Knibb centre and The Old Market Inn are perfect for lovers of live-music. When it comes to cuisine, there is food available from many parts of the world including Indian at The Raj, Italian food at Bella Sicilia and Mediterranean cuisine at The Old Bakehouse. The Three Cranes serves up traditional English cooking while Thai-food lovers usually head to Tong Thai.
Kettering is connected via a number of buses and coach services through an intricate network of highways and roads. Kettering railway station provides convenient links to the mainline rail network while London Heathrow, London Luton, East Midlands and Birmingham International airports are all within easy reach of Kettering.