Between Burghley House, Peterborough Cathedral, the Key Theatre, and the East of England Showground, there’s all manner of reasons to visit the heritage city of Peterborough. Stay at one of our Peterborough hotels, and you can explore the region’s top attractions, which features some of the finest architecture in the country, and great days out all round. You can also delve into the city’s ever-improving food scene, sample the Peterborough nightlife, and use any spare time for a shopping spree around Queensgate.
Things to do in Peterborough
Taking centre stage in our local guide to Peterborough’s activities is the city’s cathedral. It comes as no surprise; it’s one of the finest examples of architecture in the entire country. Nearby, there’s also the stunning Burghley House, Ferry Meadows Country Park, and a whole host of indoor activities if the weather’s not playing nice.
Theatre, comedy, football, greyhounds, speedway, ice hockey, and the East of England Showground where you can see every kind of event under the sun. There’s no shortage of entertainment options in and around Peterborough. Take your pick from some of our favourites and make the most of your time during your stay.
Places to eat
If you’re ever hungry during your stay in Peterborough, we’ve gathered some of our favourite cafés and restaurants in one place for you to choose from. There’s fine dining in a thatched cottage, 20-inch pizzas, the best curry in Peterborough, and Portuguese custard tarts galore.
You can’t beat a bit of shopping to pass the time. Queensgate is the main shopping centre in Peterborough. It’s right in the heart of the city centre, so there’s no trouble in finding it. Inside, it’s home to popular retailers such as John Lewis, M&S, Lakeland, Pandora, Primark, Tiger and Topshop. Alternatively, you can head next door to the Westgate Arcade – the city’s original indoor shopping centre – which dates back to the 1930s and houses over 20 independents. South of the city centre, you can also make your way to Serpentine Green. It has over 2,000 parking spaces, and a great variety of retailers ranging from Boots and brow bars to New Look, and H&M.
If you’re arriving into Peterborough via bus or rail then life couldn’t be easier; the Queensgate Bus Station and Peterborough Railway Station are perfectly located in the city centre, next to Queensgate Shopping Centre. If you need to get a taxi, Peterborough does have Uber. Alternatively, there are plenty of local providers, one of the most popular being Peterborough Cars. If you’re travelling from further afield, the nearest options are Nottingham Airport, East Midlands Airport, and London Luton Airport, however, they’re all between 40 and 50 miles away.