Why should I stay in a hotel in Northampton?
Northampton is the main market town in the county of Northamptonshire. It lies on the River Nene in England's East Midlands, 108 km from London and 80 km from Birmingham. History in the town dates back to the Bronze Age, as well as the Roman and Anglo-Saxon period. Northampton has long been involved in shoemaking and other leather industries, and remains the home of several specialist shoemaking companies. There are several hotels in Northampton, all designed with the comforts and facilities required for a productive business trip.
What can I enjoy outside working hours in Northampton?
The town centre offers two major shopping centres, the Grosvenor Centre and Market Walk. St. James Retail Park is another large shopping mall just outside the town centre. All the most popular shops are represented as well as several restaurants and cafés, offering a choice of venues for a relaxed business lunch. One of the main venues for art and entertainment in town is the Royal & Derngate Theatre Complex, located on Guildhall Road in the town centre. If your hotel in Northhampton doesn't offer a gym, Trilogy Health & Fitness in the Weston Favell Centre has all the equipment plus a pool to swim in.
What does Northampton offer in the way of business facilities?
The Deco is a restored 1930s theatre and cinema, offering a main auditorium and two smaller rooms for corporate and social events. The Sunley Conference Centre at the University of Northampton also has a range of conference and meeting rooms available. The university is heavily involved in social enterprise and growth for businesses and students, and is home to the innovative and influential Social Enterprise Alliance. Northampton is conveniently situated a short distance from London Luton Airport (LTN), 66 km from the town centre or Birmingham Airport (BHX), 77 km away. Both airports have transfers via taxi, bus and train.
What interesting locations are available outside of my Northampton hotel?
Should you have some time off during your business trip, visit 78 Derngate, an award-winning, restored building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916. The building offers a boutique restaurant, along with art galleries and a design shop. St. Peter’s Church is another interesting historic building located in the city centre. On the outskirts of the city centre, visit Delapre Abbey on London Road, for a stroll around the grounds.