the hamptons peterborough The Hamptons, Peterborough


The Hamptons are located within the Peterborough urban area and share its integrated transport system. All the amenities of this historic, yet dynamic city are on your doorstep.

Peterborough is both a historic medieval city and a dynamic city growing for the future. It currently has a diverse population of over 190,000 but has ambitions to grow to well over 200,000 residents by 2021. Peterborough Cathedral has magnificent Norman architecture. O&H Hampton was among a host of organisations and individuals supporting the Cathedral's 900th anniversary campaign in 2018.

Peterborough is working towards becoming the UK's Environmental Capital - making it a cleaner, greener and healthier city to live and work in. In 2017, the city adopted an Environment Action Plan through the Peterborough Environmental City Trust (PECT) to keep things moving forward.

Photo by Oliver Mallich

Superb transport links

  • Hampton’s position on the A15 means it is just a few minutes’ drive to the A1, with direct access to the north and south.
  • The parkway road system in Peterborough allows you to drive from one side of the urban area to the other in just 15 minutes. Or take a trip on the integrated bus system.
  • A 50 mile network of cycle lanes - the Peterborough Green Wheel – runs through the Hamptons, linking you to all areas of the city, and the surrounding countryside.
  • Peterborough is just 50 minutes by rail from London King’s Cross, with up to four services an hour during peak times.
  • Peterborough is also directly linked by rail to Birmingham,  Leicester, Leeds, Liverpool, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Cambridge and Norwich.
  • Travelling to Europe can be pain free too, with direct train services to Stansted Airport, and London Luton, Heathrow, East Midlands and Birmingham airports within a 90 minute radius. In addition, there are international connections to Eurostar via Kings Cross, and to Felixstowe port.

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City highlights

  • Heritage: 1,000 listed buildings, 60 scheduled ancient monuments, 29 conservation areas, the steam-operated Nene Valley Railway and Peterborough‘s magnificent medieval Cathedral, the final resting place of two Queens.
  • Shopping: The award-winning Queensgate Centre has over 90 stores, from top High Street names to independents, regular farmers’ and continental markets and the lively Covered Market.
  • Culture and entertainment: The Key Theatre and Cresset Theatre each offer dance performances, live bands, community productions and panto. The vast green spaces nearby host concerts, festivals and the UK’s largest beer festival outside London.
  • Outdoor recreation: Nene Park’s 2000 acres of open space include a watersports centre, two 18-hole golf courses and fishing.
  • Sport: Peterborough United Football Club, ‘The Posh’, plays in League One and has a proud history of cup giant-killings. Peterborough also has teams in rugby, cricket, hockey, ice hockey, rowing, athletics,a speedway, greyhound racing and American and Australian Rules Football.

Picture courtesy of English Cathedrals