Northampton city life
Northampton’s urban culture and leisure activities can satisfy all tastes. Young people will find an abundance of nice places they can visit, relax or simply have fun.
Major attractions in Northampton:
- Northampton Castle – was an occasional royal residence and regularly hosted the Parliament of England
- The Church of the Holy Sepulchre – one of the largest and best-preserved round churches in England
- Northampton Museum and Art Gallery
- Express Lift Tower – visible from most of the town
- Northampton Guildhall
- Castle Ashby Gardens
Satisfy your passion for shopping at two shopping centres in the town centre: the Grosvenor Centre and Sixfields.
Northampton hosts several festivals, like: Northampton Balloon Festival, Northampton Carnival, the Dragonboat Race, the Umbrella Fair and more.
If you are into sports, you can enjoy sport events of the local rugby, football, cricket, golf team and players.
In terms of night life, students have a plethora of pubs and bars to choose from, including a few clubs. Names of popular bars where students go are: The Bear, Borjia, The Boston, Club Base or Elysium.
Northampton’s location provides you quite easy access to some of UK’ large cities, such as: London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge, all of them more or less than one hour away by train.
International atmosphere in Northampton
A big part of the multicultural environment is maintained by the international student population. In addition, Northampton is home to several minorities: Asian (Bangladeshi, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Indians), and Irish people.
Several international business people have also been attracted to Northampton area. In the last years, foreign investment projects created over 700 new jobs, as many multinationals from U.S., Belgium, Spain and other countries have decided to set a local office here.
In Northampton, summers are cool and winters are mild. Throughout a year, the rainfall precipitations are not severe, but often unpredictable so you will carry an umbrella with you very often. The average high temperatures during the winter are around 6 – 7 °C (44 °F), while in summer these range between 20 and 21 °C (70 °F).