All you need to know about Northampton

Northampton city square
City Facts - Northampton

One of the largest market towns in England, Northampton is located in the East Midlands region and lies on the River Nene, 60 miles from London. Originally an Anglo-Saxon settlement, this town rose to national significance in the Middle Ages with the establishment of Northampton Castle and has continued to develop into the 21st Century. A blend of bustling urban life and peaceful countryside, Northampton is a fresh, vibrant town located just one hour from London. An optimal location for business travel, this town boasts a multitude of high-end manufacturers and cosy cafes, providing something for everyone. Here at SilverDoor, we have a range of corporate accommodation available for you to choose from; enquire today and we can elevate your stay with one of our many serviced apartments in Northampton.

What do I need to know about staying Northampton?

Northamptonshire is home to Silverstone Circuit, the home of the British Grand Prix and therefore a very popular destination over the competition weekend. As the town can get crowded with tourists and fans, we recommend traveling during the quieter months. When taking a business trip to Northampton, be sure to stop by one of the many independent markets that are held weekly across the county, some having held royal charter for hundreds of years and highly worth visiting.

Transport in Northampton

Located in the heart of the country, Northampton has convenient travel links by road and rail from other towns and cities across the country. The town centre is easily accessible by foot, bike or bus and is situated just one mile from the train station, ideal for getting to your Northampton serviced apartment with ease. A compact town, Northampton is easily explored on foot and boasts a number of council run and privately owned multi storey and ground car parks which are available for public use. There are also plenty of taxi options within the town centre, the licensed black cab pick-up point is on Mercers Row next to All Saints Church and visitors can also use private hire companies such as Bounds Taxis and Amber Cars.

Shopping in Northampton

Northampton boasts a multitude of shopping opportunities, home to several big brands alongside authentic, independent boutiques. In the heart of the town centre is Grosvenor Shopping, the main shopping centre and hub of many retail names. Nestled among these are seasonal pop-up shops offering interesting and unique gifts and accessories. Winner of the Great British High Street in 2015, Northampton town centre also supports a number of independent business and boutiques which all provide distinctive shopping experiences. One of the oldest market towns in England, Northampton Market operates weekly and offers everything from local produce to handmade gifts and accessories – so there’s always somewhere to browse nearby our selection of serviced apartments in Northampton.

What to do in Northampton

Abington Park, Northampton’s oldest park, is adored for its gardens, lakes, museum and café and boasts something for everyone. Every Sunday throughout the summer, classical, folk, jazz and brass bands play at the bandstand for visitors to watch and enjoy. Castle Ashby is also home to some astonishing gardens that are open 365 days a year. Spanning over 35 acres, visitors can stroll through the butterfly garden or settle down in the tearoom. For a spot of shopping, Northampton Market operates as one of the oldest continuously running markets in the UK, featuring 42 stalls selling a wide assortment of goods like fruit, veg, meat, eggs and cheese or freshly made food like pie or fish and chips.

Facts about Northampton

Parts of Northampton were destroyed by a spark on an open fire in what was known as the ‘Great Fire of Northampton’ in 1675. The fire destroyed the town centre and market square, razing 80% of the areas buildings and cost the equivalent of £12 million in damages. The country of Northamptonshire also has two major canals, one of which is the third longest canal tunnel in the UK featuring a flight of 17 docks. When in the area, visitors can also find the stately home of Althorp House in Northamptonshire which is where Princess Diana and the Spencer family lived.

Why choose a serviced apartment in Northampton with SilverDoor?

With over 320,000 serviced apartments in 110 countries, we are unrivalled within the serviced apartment sector and therefore have you covered when searching for the perfect accommodation – no matter where in the world you are going. The depth of knowledge that we have developed is a credit to our twenty years’ worth of experience in the field and helps us to tailor our corporate housing to your every need. Whether you need restaurant recommendations, apartment information or location advice, we are here to answer any questions you may have. With a presence in 110 countries, we are confident that you will be in the best hands when staying in a SilverDoor Northampton serviced apartment.

What is a serviced apartment?

A serviced apartment in Northampton is perfectly suited to the business traveller, with a variety of spaces on offer and facilities tailored to your every need. SilverDoor has a vast array of corporate housing in our portfolio, with private, flexible spaces that are designed to make guests feel at home. We help guests keep their work and home lives separate, providing spaces that can be comfortably enjoyed when venturing to new destinations. With facilities such as a fully equipped kitchen, living area and multiple bedrooms depending on group size, guests can separate from their work life at home. If you have any specific requirements for your serviced apartment in Northampton, do not hesitate to contact a member of our team who will work hard to accommodate your needs.