Heritage, arts and culture
Peterborough’s award-winning Queensgate Centre has over 90 stores, including John Lewis, Superdry, Primark and Fat face, and is complemented by independent boutique outlets in the adjoining Westgate Arcade. There are also regular specialist farmers’ markets and a longstanding covered market located in the heart of the city which has seen a recent surge in new street food outlets serving up a range of tasty treats.
Retail offerings outside the city include Peterborough Garden Park, which was awarded the best out of town retail development in 2011 by the British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC) and the Brotherhood Retail Park. Both boast a wide range of top brand stores.
Serpentine Green, located in the Hampton Township to the south of Peterborough, widens the retail choice further with stores including H&M, Outfit and a 90,000 sq ft Tesco’s Extra, the UK’s largest when it was built.
After a day of study what better way to blow off steam than to enjoy the city’s vast sporting and leisure offer? Peterborough has a fantastic choice of indoor and outdoor facilities and sports events: from swimming, horse riding, ice skating and ten-pin bowling, to running, indoor climbing, tennis, and martial arts – there’s plenty of choice to keep you active in Peterborough.
Or, let the professionals do the hard work while you cheer on our local teams at a League One football match, a Premier League speedway game and a Premier League ice hockey clash!
Green space galore
Peterborough boasts an abundance of beautiful open space. With 2,000 acres of park land, stretching out for 11 km from the city centre, Nene Park is easily accessible and a great place to burn off some energy. Whether it’s water sports, cycling or golf that you prefer, there’s plenty to keep you and your friends busy. Located less than three miles outside of the city centre, it’s well linked to Peterborough, its surrounding countryside and villages.
The wonderful open countryside of the Fens and ‘John Clare Country’, and beautiful parks around the city, provide natural open spaces to explore too. Central Park, a Victorian creation just a 10 minute walk from the city centre and a stone’s throw from University Centre Peterborough’s campus, offers tennis courts and a beautifully maintained, peaceful park.
Out and about
Peterborough boasts a selection of stylish bars, clubs and local pubs all right in the heart of the city centre, creating the perfect environment for a great night out.
Whether you like Italian, Indian, Thai or gastro pub dining, finding something to suit your palate won’t be difficult in Peterborough. As well as major operators like Pizza Express, Bill’s and Nando’s, we also have great high-quality independent restaurants such as The Banyan Tree, The Beehive and British fine-dining experience, Clarkes.