Is Peterborough A New Commuter Town?

I spent my weekend in Peterborough last week. It is to see the town and to go to Peterborough Festival of Antiques. I am wondering is Peterborough a new commuter town from London? How does it like to live in Peterborough?

Peterborough City Centre
Peterborough City Centre

It has a very historic Cathedral where Queen Mary of Scots was first buried. The city centre is not too bad after all. You can see a mixture of old and modern buildings.

We stayed at Great Northern Hotel, a historic railway hotel built in 1852. It is located just a stone’s throw away from Peterborough Station.

Great Northern Hotel
Great Northern Hotel

It has an old Victorian ambience feeling when you walk through the corridor.

Great Northern Hotel
Great Northern Hotel hallway

The buffet breakfast is superb. Especially the cooked English breakfast.

Breakfast Great Northern Hotel
Excellent breakfast!

The breakfast room is at Restaurant 1852. I quite like this restaurant. It is like a large ballroom.

1852 Restaurant at Great Northern Peterborough
1852 Restaurant at Great Northern Peterborough

The bedroom is okay; it is pretty much basic and clean. It has coffee/tea facility too.

Great Northern Hotel bedroom
This is our bedroom facing the station.

Our favourite restaurant in Peterborough is an Indian restaurant called Shah Jehan. We tried a three-courses dinner there.

Onion Bharjee Shah Jehan Restaurant
Fantastic Onion Bharjee
Prawn madras and prawn dhansak
Prawn madras and prawn dhansak
Shah Jehan Restaurant dessert
The desserts….

Well, so is Peterborough a commuter town to London? If you are prepared to pay more than £600/month for its Great Northern season ticket then yes probably for some, Peterborough is a commute town to London. Taking into account the house prices here in Peterborough, probably it is one of the destinations for London workers to live here.



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