Milton Keynes location guide

Milton Keynes consists of pre-existing towns and villages; the four main towns Bletchley, Newport Pagnell, Stony Stratford and Wolverton have evolved with the addition of infill developments to create Milton Keynes.  

Culture

Milton Keynes has a unique and diverse culture and heritage; being a new city it has successfully fuses together the old and the new and celebrates both. The city centre and surrounding areas have a creative mix of theatres, museums, the arts, sculptures and diverse architecture. It has a vibrant music scene catering for all tastes including Jazz, Blues, Folk, Rock Classical or Pop music. Milton Keynes is quickly becoming one of the UK’s best entertainment capitals with live gigs, night clubs, concerts and theatre performances.

The city boasts numerous parks, lakes and landscaped gardens; for the more adventurous, there is  wakeboarding, wall climbing, year round skiing and indoor sky diving facilities. Milton Keynes also provides for excellent cycling, fishing and golfing. 

Industry

Technology is at the heart of Milton Keynes history, home of the famous Code Breakers, the Bletchley Park complex houses the museum of wartime cryptography, and the National Museum of Computing houses a replica of the Colossus computer. There is now a wide range of industries in Milton Keynes, with global company HQs based in the city, this continues to develop providing a healthy economy and employment for the area.

Housing 

Milton Keynes buildings and architecture are an interesting mix of traditional and modern design. This mix provides a wealth of variety for those wishing to buy or rent in the area.  

Transport 

Getting to and around Milton Keynes is easy whether travelling by foot, bus, boat or cycle. Milton Keynes has five railway stations with Milton Keynes Central being the main station; it is served by inter-city services providing good national access. The M1 motorway runs along the east of Milton Keynes with many long-distance coaches stopping at the Milton Keynes coach way. The Grand Union Canal between London and Birmingham provides an alternative means of transport and Milton Keynes is well served by the National Cycle Network. The nearest international airport is London Luton Airport accessible by Stagecoach from Milton Keynes Central station, 

Education 

In addition to the 113 nursery, primary and secondary schools you will find academies and education centres in Milton Keynes, it is also home of the Open University headquarters. There are adult learning opportunities providing short courses and workshops covering subject such as arts, digital media, fashion, business and computer skills and languages 

Sports 

Milton Keynes has professional teams in football, ice hockey and the Red Bull formula one racing team is locally based  

Shopping 

Milton Keynes has a purpose built centre, with a very large covered high street shopping centre, with all the major high street brands. You will also find a theatre, art galleries, two multiplex cinemas and hotels in the centre providing an ideal shopping experience. 

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