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Living in Northampton, England:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Northampton, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked ten people living in Northampton what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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The childhood home of Princess Diana and the centre of shoe-making in Britain, Northampton has changed greatly over the years. Yet, you can look upwards and appreciate the Georgian architecture, go for a decent cappuccino just inside the church at All Saints Bistro, and walk along Derngate to the former home of Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke, remodeled and decorated in Art Deco style by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Look out for these hidden gems.

Louisa, says: 2023

The feel of the town is very similar to others. The surrounding areas and villages are incredibly pleasant places to be, and to potentially raise a family. Many of the villages have a community feel and are lovely places to live. The town centre has many different aspects which may be more suited to certain people depending on the type of person they are. For example, the restaurants, pubs and clubs may be more for extroverts, whereas an introvert probably would not enjoy the feel of busyness in the town.

Lauren, says: 2020

It is often said that Northampton’s greatest feature is its proximity to other interesting places! It is approximately halfway between London and Birmingham and is also more or less equidistant to Oxford and Cambridge. However, to define Northampton by its proximity to other cities is to overlook its own defining features – its stunning Guildhall, its many public parks and green spaces, and most importantly, its friendly and welcoming residents. It’s easy to get to, so why not pay it a visit?

Northampton is a small town in the East Midlands of England. It lies on river Nene and is close to big cities like London and Birmingham. It is well renowned for its shoe making business. There are lots of beautiful gardens and parks around, highlighting the beauty of its countryside. The people enjoy excellent medical care, transport and housing facilities.

Tiffany, says: 2020

Northampton is a very old, large town which is famous for its shoe making history. It has a lot of beautiful parks and fascinating history. For example, there is the Queen Eleanor Cross which has recently had some conservation work completed. It is one of only twelve crosses built to show the stopping place of the funeral procession in 1290.

The city has many cultures and is very historical in regards to the industrial revolution in England. It is mostly known for its shoes and for being the previous capital city of England. The main city centre is quite small but it has a large surrounding area of suburbs and countryside.

Kenzie, says: 2020

Anyone moving here should know the cinema in the centre of town is more comfortable than the one at Sixfields. They should also be cautious of petty crime around the North side of town. There is a slight tendency within the town to walk a little too closely to others. Personal space doesn’t really exist here.

Pianka, says: 2020

Northampton is a large city in the East Midlands in England, a fairly historical city with a shoemaking past and is famous for producing Weetabix and Carlsberg. We have several parks including Sywell country park and Abington Park which has a museum, one of two in our town. Northampton was also the capital of England from 913 for over 200 years and is the largest town in England that does not have city status.

When someone moves to the city of Northampton they should know the rugby team called The Saints. Any individual who is interested in larger should also note there is the famous Carlsberg Brewery based by the River Nene. Northampton is a vibrant and lively city with an excellent University. The cost of renting and property purchasing is not as cheap as one would hope however, there are many options of local villages with more affordable prices nearby.

Hayley, says: 2020

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