Welcome to Northampton
Welcome to Northampton - The City of Express Lift Tower
Northampton is situated in the middle of England, in the East Midlands region, in the Northamptonshire county. It is at the North of Nene River. In the past, during the XVIIth century, the city suffered from a great fire and was completely destroyed. After, it had been rebuilt and it has grown over the years. Now the city is well-known for its history but also for its monuments and its university.
Northampton has a lively night-life. Whether you are looking for a bar, a pub or a night-club you will find something to do. All those places are massed in the town-centre. A few popular bars are Auctioneers, the Balloon Bar, The Boston, the Moon on the Square. You can also go along Wellingborough road where there are a lot of shops too.
Northampton is a great place for shoppers and for all tastes. The major shopping area is the Marquet square situated in the town centre. Then, there are also 2 big shopping centres that are the Grosvenor Centre and the Market Walk. Another mall is the Saint James Retail Park. So, all those places provide a wide range of clothes, souvenirs and things which you could need.
Places to visit :
Northampton Castle, it used to be the occasional royal residence of some kings. There were held the parliament of England. It was demolished to build a railway station and now the only thing that remains is a postern.
The Holy Sepulchre, the oldest building of the city.
Express Lift Tower, 127.45 meters high, this building is visible from most of the town.
All Saints’ Church, Northampton Cathedral, some of the numerous churches of the city. Most of them are Roman style.
Places of entertainment :
In the city, you can find a lot of things to do in your spare time. First, the Royal & Derngate theatre complex which is one of the main places for arts and entertainment. There is also the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery that deals with the local history. And then, among other things, you can find 2 cinemas.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Northampton has a maritime climate that is to say cool summers and mild winters. The hottest month is July with an average of 21.5 °C and the coldest is January with an average of 6.5 °C.
How to move in the city ?
To get around the city, there is a large network of buses that can bring you to each places and also a tramway. The nearest airport is the one of Birmingham. It has connections with all the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and also America. As it is at the end of an arm of the Grand Union Canal, Northampton can be reached by boat.