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Area Guide Peterborough
Peterborough is a major city located on the banks of the River Nene located in the county of Cambridgeshire. Settlements have been found on the site that date back as far as the Bronze Age. The city has been home to many famous people including Sir Henry Royce, Paul Nicholas and David Seaman. Peterborough is also known for major landmarks such as Peterborough Cathedral, the Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Burghley House and the Bronze-Age archaeological site of Flag Fen. Nene Park is a massive open area as is Southey Wood, providing attractive surroundings for walking in the area.
Setting up your business here
Peterborough is in the middle of a renewal project led by the 2012 regeneration plan. Its serviced offices are occupied by various companies such as advertising agencies, graphic design firms, accountants, solicitors, counselling services and recruitment agencies. You will also find event management companies, business consultants, marketing specialists and photographers. The BGL Group, Coloplast and Travelex all have head offices in Peterborough.
Culture and Entertainment
Peterborough is known to be a major cultural hub in the county with places like The Voyager School offering a live-entertainment venue for the performing arts. The Odeon Cinema is the place for movie-lovers as is Cannon Cinema, while John Clare Theatre is home to various stage-productions.
Cuisine from different parts of the world can be enjoyed in Peterborough. There is Mattoni, which serves Italian food, while The Banyan Tree is a place to sample traditional Indian cooking. Those hungry for Chinese can head to Beijing Rendezvous and traditional, authentic British food is on the menu at Clarke’s.
Peterborough railway station is one of the most important stops on the East Coast Main Line with services to London King’s Cross, Cambridge, Birmingham, Liverpool, and many other towns and cities. Peterborough Business Airport offers private air travel. The road network in Peterborough is well connected and a number of buses and taxis run through the area. There is a reliable coach network as well, making travel in and out of the city simple and efficient.