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The City of Peterborough is a cathedral city and Unitary Authority in the East of England. For ceremonial purposes it is in the county of Cambridgeshire. Peterborough Town Hall is located 73.7 miles (118.6 km) north from the centre of London at Charing Cross. The city is situated on the River Nene which flows into the North Sea approximately 30 miles to the north-east. The local topography is notoriously flat and low-lying, and in some places lies below sea-level. The area known as the Fens falls to the east of Peterborough.

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      30.06.2010 20:58
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      Based in East Anglia, east midlands, surrounded by the areas of Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Peterborough is located in the heart of England. It is only thirty miles to Cambridge (by car) and less than half an hour by train. Its just over seventy miles from North London (by car) but it is only one hour (by train!) From personal experience, it's easier to go by train but it can be expensive - so book in advance!
      Peterborough is a great atmosphere for everyone! with lots to do, even with job opportunities.
      Peterborough's shopping centre is named Queensgate where is everything from fashion to food.
      Fashion stores include: topshop and topman, dorothy perkins, New look, Ann Summers, George at Asda, Peacocks, h+M, river island, Jane Norman, Miss Selfridges, Internaticole, Next, Warehouse
      Food: subway, McDonald's, John Lewis cafe, BHS cafe, Wetherspoons
      But there is another shopping centre in Peterborough located in Hampton named serpetine Green where there again, stores for everyone H+M, RIver island, new look, Topshop, burton and many more! Also has one of the biggest Tescos in Cambridgeshire.
      There are many schools located over peterborough including King's school, Arthur mellows, Stanground college, Hampton college and Thomas Deacon academy.
      There is one further education in peterborough: Peterborough Regional college where you can study anything (your special interest or a-levels) But the area of the college can be a bit 'rough.'
      Nightlife is good in peterborough where you have clubs such as Liquid and envy, Flares and Reflex, Yates, Edward's, College arms and to name a few more pubs. And all places are open till about 2/3 am, except hard-core rave clubs which are open till 6am.
      Famous residents of peterborough include : JLS' Ashton MerryGold, Skins' Luke Pasqualino and comedian Paul Nicholas.
      there are also musuems and exhibitions around Peterborough which are mainly based on art, history of art and the history of Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.
      There is also a bowling alley located in Bretton which had excellent deals on bowling games such as on Mondays play many games for a fiver till midnight!
      Showcase Cinema is located out of Peterborough where you can watch some of the hottest blockbusters!
      Check out Peterborough two theatre - The Key theatre and The Cresset - they have drama classes for people who are willing to persuade a career in the theatre onstage or backstage! Or you love visiting the theatre check the performances out!
      Living in the area can be quite 'rough' as there is quite a few rough areas of Peterborough especially in the centre and outskirts. Even can be dangerous at night.
      Overall, Peterborough is a nice, small city, as I was born here and it's family friendly and there's always something for everyone whatever the gender or age! I really do like the city!

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        07.08.2009 20:48
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        Nice place to visit and shop

        I live in peterborough and its a nice place to visit as there are lots of things to so such as shopping, nice walks , look at historical buildings and other landmarks.
        There is a huge shopping center called queensgate which is were i love to go and do my christmas shopping.
        Peterborough is always busy but then it is becomeing a hugely populated city thanks to the polish who live and work here. :L
        There is a big museum that has lots of historical things in it from lots of generations, it is also "haunted" so they do paranormal investigations some times were the public can come along, it was also on the show most haunted.
        Over all it is a nice place but i would come here if you dont want to be around alot of "gangsters" who like to scare and abuse people which is very upsetting.

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          29.07.2002 21:05
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          I happen to live in Peterborough and have done all my life and i cant wait to get out. Peterborough is a city, which contains a cathedral, many shops, a shopping centre called Queensgate, a key theatre, many nightclubs, pubs, indoor and outdoor pools, schools, regional college, restaurants, a museum and 2 cinemas to name a few. It also has a job centre, though avoid if possible - they arent very nice in there! Peterborough used to be a really safe place, but just lately over the last couple of years, it has become very unsafe. There has been alot of vandalism, criminal offences, robberies, muggings and murders. Though i suppose every city has its share of these horrible things. I dont feel safe walking the streets at night as i used to - even if im with some friends. You just dont know what might happen! Peterborough's Queensgate centre has alot of shops, including Top Shop, BHS, Link, Boots, Waitrose, Clinton Cards, Millies Cookies, Lunn Poly, Thomas Cooks, New Look, Next, Sports shops, Dixons, Marks and Spencers, Virgin, Superdrug and John Lewis etc. There are also many eateries inside the centre. There is also a rather large bus station at the bottom of the centre with buses going to and from various locations around Peterborough during the day. Some buses have had complaints about them not turning up. This has happened to me before! Outside the centre, there are loads of shops, such as Woolworths, Charity shops, HMV, Sports Soccer, JD Sports, Sports Warehouse, What everyone wants, Asda and The Bakers Oven. There is also a McDonalds and a Burger King located in the town centre. You will also find many pubs and restaurants there too. There is also a museum, which does ghost walks on Tuesday nights, where the tour leader takes you around different parts of Peterborough and talks about the ghost spots and the haunted places. But you would have to go to Peterborough homepage to find out more information on the t
          imes etc. Peterborough city centre has a few nightclubs such as Liquid, Break for the border and Chicago Rock (also an internet cafe). The city also has a bowling centre, where you can play bowling, mini arcade games and a place for eating. There is also a odeon near the city centre, which has been on the news, as it has all been done up and everything looks better, but that is quite expensive to go to. There is also a showcase cinema, but i am getting fed up with the people you have to share a cinema with. If you want to go to the cinema, then avoid night showings like after 9pm. This is because everynight my boyfriend and i go to watch a movie, it is always unpleasant. We went to watch Austin Powers 3 last sunday, and there were these gangs in there that were shouting loudly throughout the whole showing. These yobs need babysitting. I think they should have a member of staff sitting in on the shows to supervise the unruly. W have had to put up with this chilish behaviour nearly everytime we go. The film we watched last sunday was a 12 and the people who went to see it had a mental age of about 2, although they looked like they were about 20. I also noticed they were all wearing branded sports wear. (see my op on Nike). Peterborough would be a much nicer place to live in, if these nasty, childish gangsters werent in it. The one good thing about the cinema is that the car park is looked after by the security but thats about it for security. Also you get people coming in to watch the film shouting when its halfway through as they've sneaked in when another film has finished. The cinema needs cameras to catch these idiots. The food and drink in the cinema is also quite expensive, so its probally best to take your own. No smoking and no mobile phones are allowed, but yobs still smoke and use their mobiles in the rooms!Also if you can, try and get a taxi or a bus or car to the cinema, as it is very unsafe to walk there as there have
          been loads of muggings and attacks etc! There has been a new cycle route in Peterborough called the green wheel or something, where people can bike for miles following certain routes, but again the yobs around here have spoilt that by turning the signs to other ways to get you lost. I suppose that just about every place in England and anywhere else in the world for that matter has its share of yobs. These people should be stopped as they are only making inocent peoples lives such a misery. One nice place to go in Peterborough would have to be Ferry Meadows. This is located in Orton Longueville. It is a place where you can go for a picnic, a bike ride, a walk or a boat ride or play golf etc. There are a couple of lakes surrounded by trees and paths! It is very nice and peaceful there, but mind you dont go at night, as thats when all the yobs like to crowd there. The best time to go is during the day. There is also a restaurant, kids play areas and a souvenier shop there, which only usually open in spring and summer during the day. There is also a man who watches the park. He drives around in his van every day and night, to see if everything is in order, which makes the park more safer. You have to pay for the car park in summer but not in winter or spring. I cant really think of anything else to write about Peterborough at the moment, but when i do i will add to it. Thanks for reading!

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            11.04.2001 02:09
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            To be honest I dont actually live in Peterboro, I live not far away in Boston but because boston is aload of rubbish ( u could refer to my opinion about it) Peterboro is my seccond home as we always visit it. The shopping centre is great, there are plenty of car spaces and the shops in it are really good.There are a range of chain stores and other indepentant stores. If you reeeeeally want to know some of the stores then write a nice comment and I might include them because I dont really want to do any unneccersry typing and it might bore you. Outside there are loads of shops to visit and its quite pleasent and clean to walk through.There are a few leaflet people that often give you the same leaflet more than once everytime you pass them but its not really that bad you can always give the paper to the homeless people for toilet paper or something...no dissrespect or anything to the homeless people,better than 2p if u just bin for a dump! I normally visit peterboro with my mates to get our vinyls as boston do not sell any...If you would like to refer to my opinion on virgin megastores then feel free! As far as vinyl buying is concerned its a pretty decent place to go! all in all peterboro is a nice place and I am running outta things to say so byeeeeeeee

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              02.03.2001 00:20
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              Peterborough is a cathedral city with a population of 150,000 situated 80 miles north of London. It is situated on the A47, the A1 and just north of the A14 providing good road links with all areas of the country. London is only 50 minutes away by train on the East Coast mainline, with services also running to the Midlands, the East Coast and the Northwest. The station is located in the heart of the city, adjacent to the bus station and Queensgate. Due to the fact it was developed from the 1970’s onwards as a ‘New Town’ it has a wide range of housing set in well landscaped areas and a comprehensive parkway system, consisting of uncongested dual-carriageways, linking different areas of the city. The cathedral one of Peterborough’s main tourist attractions, is a fine example of Gothic architecture and is nearing the end of a comprehensive refurbishment. It is located in walled grounds and only a stones throw from Queensgate, a moderately sized indoor shopping centre with a wide range of shops and good car parking facilities. The city centre also boasts several shopping arcades and a tree-lined pedestrian shopping area. From here the River Nene is only minutes away, with it’s floating restaurants and the embankment, a large area of open grassland. 45 minutes walking along the banks will bring you to Ferry Meadows, a large man-made country park, with water sports facilities and miles of footpaths and cycle ways. For those of you not wanting to walk the Nene Valley Railway; a line run by enthusiast, and used in many films offers travel by steam train, (phone to check operating times). Back in the city centre, major leisure developments have recently been undertaken, with new nightclubs, bars and a bowling alley opening and further developments are expected to be completed soon. My Opinion Having lived in Peterborough all my life, I have visited many areas and generally find Pet
              erborough a clean, pleasant city to live in but like all large cities it does have its less desired areas. The closeness to the countryside and comprehensive cycle network are an added bonus.

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                09.10.2000 14:43
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                Well I came to live in Peterborough moving from London in 1984. My first impressions were of a clean, pleasant small city with plenty to do. One of the first things I did was buy a push bike. It is very flat here and you are in the countryside within 10 minutes. There is a good selection of cycleways through the town and they are improving them with the green wheel project. The City itself has a lot of history and I have visited the Cathedral on a number of occassions. In short plenty of shopping, nightlife and days out, life can be really good for the young family.

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                  19.08.2000 01:14
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                  I was born in Salford Manchester, through my life I have lived in different parts of Manchester; most areas in Manchester are run down, dirty and downright depressing. My dad who is originally from London, wanted to move back down South, so we decided, to find a house in the Southern region, after much deliberation, we finally decided on Peterborough. We drove down to have a look around, first stop was the Queensgate shopping centre, I was completely taken back, I have never seen anywhere as clean, even the streets are clean, there is hardly any litter to be seen. Peterborough has even been voted the cleanest city for a few years now. Peterborough is a fantastic city, most of the houses are relatively new, and house prices here are high, due to the demand to live here. We even have a parkway which is a dual carriageway linking different areas of Peterborough. We have all the major shops most are situated in out of town boulevards; we have about 6 of these retail parks situated around the city. Public transport is excellent we have a major train station with trains running directly into London, there are plenty of buses. Parking in the town is easy we have two multi story car parks, plus numerous smaller car parks. Also we have lots of leisure facilities, like an open air swimming pool, and also a very large county park called Ferry Meadows, they always have organised events during school holidays such as dog shows, orienteering, kite flying and rambles. Peterborough is a beautiful place to live, and we attract a lot of businesses and housing developments, unemployment is almost nil. I would recommend Peterborough to anybody especially a young couple, you could really increase you're prospects by living here.

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