Peterborough is full of interesting and exciting things to do, including shopping, river and steam travel! There is much to suit all ages and interests.

 

Shopping: The Queensgate Shopping Centre is the main indoor shopping mall, with all the high street shops available and a multi-storey car park. Hereward Cross is another shopping arcade, which also leads on to the City Market with about 150 stalls of local produce, including fresh fish and meat, specialist cheeses, fabrics and other goods. Rivergate and Westgate arcades also provide a smaller selection of shops and restaurants http://www.peterboroughgreyhounds.com/things-to-do-in-peterborough

Boat Trips: Key Ferry Cruises offer group bookings departing from the Key Embankment. Cruises include teas, evening meals and summer jazz at http://www.peterboroughgreyhounds.com/things-to-do-in-peterborough.

Steam Trains: The Nene Valley Railway provides trips on original steam engines and is famous for inclusion in TV and film dramas. It is also the home of Thomas the Tank Engine. For more information about rail travel, you can visit Railworld, a railway exhibition centre and museum in the heart of Peterborough.

Ghost Walks and Guided Tours: Peterborough offers many themed guided tours, including its popular Ghost Walk, which begins at the haunted museum and includes storytelling of a ghoulish and supernatural nature. Other tours include a history of the local inns and taverns and a tour of Medieval Peterborough.

Food & Drink

Whatever your culinary taste, there is something to suit you. Peterborough has a wide range of international cuisines, as well as fast food and pub food. Below are a few examples of the highest rated cafes, bars and restaurants.

Topo Gigio: A busy Italian restaurant with a good range of pizzas and pasta, with friendly and helpful service.

Judge’s Restaurant: A café/restaurant popular with locals, and suitable for pre-theatre meals.

Charter’s: Peterborough’s floating pub; located on a converted barge, it has a range of quality ales and an upstairs restaurant.

Andreas Greek Taverna: A friendly restaurant with an intimate atmosphere and friendly staff. Greek music and weekend entertainment.

The Solstice: A pub with real ale, food and live music.

Peterborough Hotels & Accommodation

Peterborough offers a range of hotels, guest houses and bed & breakfasts to suit your budget. There are large four and three-star hotels with all the usual luxury facilities, including saunas and Jacuzzis, set in beautiful grounds and offering superb dining experiences. Or you might want to try one of the historical hotels or coaching inns either close to the city, or in the town centre. If you prefer a more personal atmosphere, you might like one of the many guest houses or bed & breakfasts that offer friendly and cosy accommodation, some housed in old farmhouses or thatched cottages http://www.peterboroughgreyhounds.com/things-to-do-in-peterborough. Alternatively, there is the option of self-catering accommodation in traditional cottages in the nearby countryside.

  • Express by Holiday Inn Peterborough.
  • Holiday Inn Peterborough West.
  • Charlotte House Hotel LTD.
  • Thorpe Lodge Hotel.
  • Best Western Orton Hall Hotel.
  • The Queensgate Hotel.
  • Ramada Peterborough.
  • Aaron Park Hotel.
  • Sleep In Peterborough.
  • Bull Hotel.