Living & Working in Peterbrough

Peterborough - a great place to live and work!

A City with a distinguished heritage

Peterborough has plenty of history (we have Bronze Age and Roman settelements, acathedral dating from the early 1100's) but is now the UK's fastest growing, thoroughly modern city over just over 200,000 residents.

A City with outstanding connections

We have unparalleled communications links, being on the key A1(M) and A47 road routes and the main East Coast train line (putting London Kings Cross within 50 minutes of Peterborough station.).  We are planned to be only the second city in the UK to have hyperfast Gigabit internet rolling out from 2014.  We are within 90 minutes of a number of key airports including London Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, East Midlands and Birmingham.  Getting around within the city is also easy, with some of the shortest commute times of any UK city.

Your choice of City, town and country village living all nearby

There are some great places to live in the city and in the surrounding towns and villages.




Castor and Ailsworth

Major employers choose to be here

Peterborough is home to some major employers, providing opportunities for other family members:

Perkins Engines (now a subsidiary of Caterpillar)

Budget Insurance (including Compare-the-Market)

British Sugar


Ikea Distribution


Bauer Media



The Passport Office

and many more

Peterborough is experiencing the second highest growth rate in private sector jobsamong uk cities.

Plentiful recreational options

A City with a vision for the future

Peterborough - UK's Environmental Capital

Peterborough's city council is fully engaged in making the city as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible.

Outstanding Education

Peterborough and surrounding area has some great schools, such as The King's School in the state sector and Oundle School in the independent sector.  See rankings.


City Centre shopping in Peterborough is outstanding.   This includes the award winning  Queensgate Shopping Centre 

There are other excellent centres outside the city centre including..

Brotherhood Shopping Centre

Serpentine Green Shopping Centre 

There are also good shopping centres in Cambridge - only 40 minutes from Peterborough. 

First class medical facilities

The completely new Peterborough City Hospital was opened in 2010.  Whilst it has made headlines for being in financial difficulties due to an ill-advised PFI financing deal, it is gaining a very good reputation for its care.

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