About Northampton


A Thriving Town With Plenty To See & Do

Northampton is the county town of Northamptonshire.

67 miles NW of London & 54 miles SE of Birmingham.

With a population of about 154,000 people.

It is known for its shoe industry and also has an ancient history dating back to the 7th century.The Holy Sepulchre is one of the largest and best preserved churches in England, built in 1100.

There are excellent shopping facilities in the town centre and numerous visitor attractions.

Nowadays the main industries here are distribution and finance.

We have the Billing Aquadrome leisure park nearby;4 leisure centres across Northampton; numerous fitness centres; 4 cinemas; 2 casinos; Benham Sports Arena & Kings Park Tennis Centre along with a few golf courses and a skatepark near the centre of town.

There are 2 theatres in town, with some smaller theatres around the town. We have a museum and art gallery near the theatres in the Cultural Quarter.

We have a thriving music scene catering for many music tastes.

Popular annual events include Northampton Carnival, the Beer Festival, the Dragonboat Race, the Umbrella Fair, Diwali celebrations and St Crispin’s Fair. Northampton Balloon Festival used to be a major event in Northampton, but since being scaled down, it has been poorly attended. Northampton Music Festival has been celebrated every year since 2007 in the town centre. A smaller music festival A Walk in the Park has been put on since 2008 in Wootton. A new music festival, Alive at Delapre, debuted in the summer of 2013 and has since attracted artists like Alfie Boe, Boyzone, Jessie J, James Morrison, McBusted, Paul Weller and The Wanted.

There are numerous popular pubs, bars, and clubs in the town centre along with various bars, restaurants and cafes out along the Wellingborough Road.

Whether you are here for business or pleasure there is something to do in Northampton.