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Studying in a new country can be a challenging experience and so this section of the website is all about what you can expect from your new home. Lucky for you, Northampton is very centrally located and near to some of the UK's biggest cities. London and Birmingham are just an hour away on the train so make sure you take advantage and explore them on the weekends.

Northampton is easy to get to from a number of the UK's International airports. There is a direct train from Birmingham International Airport and London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted are also a fairly straight forward journey. Make sure you complete the arrival form for help getting from the airport to UNIC.

Public transport is very easy in Northampton. Buses between the campus, accommodation and the town centre run regularly throughout the day. You can view all the bus services here.

 

Top things to do in Northampton:

  • Watch a performance at the Royal & Derngate – This popular theatre complex in the Cultural Quarter of Northampton hosts a variety of events including theatre, opera, comedy and musicals. More information and bookings can be made here https://www.royalandderngate.co.uk

  • Visit the Shoe Museum – Home to the largest shoe collection in the world, this museum also tells the history of Northampton and its iconic links with the industry it is FREE ENTRY!

  • Shop till you drop - Northampton has all your high-street favourites and a number of large shopping centres and retail parks. It is also just 50 minutes from Bicester Village - one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations and the place to buy massively reduced luxury brands such as Gucci, Prada and Jimmy Choo.

  • Indulge at Buddies Diner USA – Starting out as just one restaurant in the town centre, there are now over 5 of these US diners in the county serving up American style food and indulgent desserts. They really are Hamburger heaven! Book a table here.

  • Visit where Princess Diana grew up – Northamptonshire is home to the impressive Althorp Estate –family home and now resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales.

  • Enjoy a film – Northampton has two multi-screen cinemas and even an independent cinema, the Errol Flynn Film house that gives customers a unique and luxury screening experience at an affordable price.

  • Treat yourself to afternoon tea  - There is no better place to enjoy this beloved tradition than in the Tudor Bar and Lounge, the Conservatory or Great Hall of this historic country house. The Head Pastry Chef crates some of the most beautiful cakes and sweet treats ever seen!

  • Explore the countryside – Northampton has a number of stunning reservoirs, country parks, forests and woodlands. Take a walk, hire bikes, participate in some water sports or just enjoy the county air.

  • Watch motor racing – Northampton is home to the iconic Silverstone motor racing circuit where you can watch the British Formula 1 Grand Prix.

  • Get a train to London and Birmingham – just an hour journey from Northampton

Northampton dialling code for international is: 00 44 1604 

(From the UK: 01604)