If you’re thinking of moving to Peterborough here’s a brief overview and some useful links to local websites.

About the city of Peterborough

Peterborough is a city at the heart of rural East England, situated in the north west of Cambridgeshire, and close to the Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire borders. Peterborough has an important place in the history of Britain and the modern city continues to grow in importance. In Peterborough you will find a heritage city, an environment city, an event city and a modern exciting cosmopolitan place. Enjoy the city, we do.

In recent years, the City centre has been modernised and now features a contemporary commercial centre with a thriving local economy. Anglia Ruskin University has had a presence in Peterborough since 2007.

Peterborough – a historic city

Historic Peterborough is dominated by the imposing Norman cathedral, but the City is also home to Flag Fen (a Bronze Age archaeological park) and several interesting Museums. This, together with magnificent parkland, modern retail outlets and great transport links to London, Cambridge and the North, make Peterborough a great place to live and study.

Peterborough – vibrant nightlife & great shopping

The city has an exciting nightlife, with a range of pubs, wine bars and themed restaurants to suit all tastes. In addition to the multiplex twelve screen cinema, Peterborough also boasts the Key Theatre, located in the delightful setting of the embankment, which provides a haven for theatre-goers. Shopping is a pleasure in Queensgate with over 100 top-name stores whilst Serpentine Green at Hampton will compete for your attention. Peterborough also offers several retail parks.

Peterborough – great for outdoor activities

Peterborough is blessed with a wide range of parks and recreational facilities and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and villages. Ferry Meadows is a 500 acre country park at the heart of Peterborough. Thorpe Meadows is home to a sculpture park, riverside walks and a purpose built rowing lake. The Green Wheel provides 45 miles of sustainable travel throughout the City offering impressive sites along the way.


Queensgate is Peterborough’s main shopping centre, home to over 90 stores including John Lewis, M&S, Bhs, Next, Boots, Primark, H&M, HMV, Oasis, River Island, Monsoon, Jane Norman, Lakeland, Paperchase and many more. www.queensgate-shopping.co.uk/

Rivergate Shopping Centre – Home to 26 retail units trading in a variety of items such as food, clothing and footwear, electrical goods, hair and beauty, gifts and cards, speciality shops and much more.www.rivergate-centre.co.uk/

Serpentine Green Shopping Centre in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire offers great shopping for all. Shops include Tesco Extra, Next, H&M, Clarks, Mothercare, Outfit and many more. Here, you can browse for the latest fashions, or discover great gifts for friends and family. www.serpentine-green.com/




Based in the heart of Cambridgeshire, Peterborough Regional College and its on campus partner University Centre Peterborough is the largest education campus in the region. www.peterborough.ac.uk/

Anglia Ruskin University – The newly refurbished Guild House in Peterborough is home to the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education. The revamped site is a superb learning environment benefiting from new skills labs, lecture spaces and breakout areas. www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskin/


Peterborough Cathedral – There is something for everyone – whether you are interested in romanesque or gothic architecture, wish to pay your respects at Katharine of Aragon’s grave, attend one of our magnificent music events or whether you simply want somewhere to go for a little bit of peace. www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/

Ferry Meadows – safe and unspoilt where you can walk, cycle, play, horse-ride, ride a train, go fishing, exercise the dog, jog, push the buggy and explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland – all less than three miles from Peterborough’s busy city centre. www.neneparktrust.org.uk/ferry-meadows

Vivacity – The website for culture and leisure in Peterborough. www.vivacity-peterborough.com/

Peterborough Arena – the region’s leading multi-purpose events venue. All-purpose venue in the East of England for indoor and outdoor shows, conferences, trade exhibitions, concerts, B2B and corporate events, private functions, weddings and much more.

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Peterborough Telegraph – Provides news, events and sport features from the Peterborough area. www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/