Top 5 things to do in Peterborough

Nestled in the North East of England lies the quaint yet exciting town of Peterborough. Recognized for its Gothic facade and towering cathedral overlooking River Nene, Peterborough is the perfect destination for a quick weekend escape of solitude and discovery. Read on to find out about our top 5 picks for the best things to do in Peterborough. For easy access to all these spots, make sure you book your stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Peterborough.

Peterborough Cathedral

Take a walk through one of the finest Norman cathedrals in England and discover the magnificent burial place of two queens and the scene of Civil War upheavals. Only a 7 minute walk from the hotel, this ancient building is enriched with history and boasts stunning views and décor that can be accessed via a free tour that runs twice a day, excluding Sundays.

Queensgate Shopping Centre

Have a lazy afternoon exploring the iconic Queensgate Shopping Centre which is only a 9 minute walk from the hotel and is home to over 90 high-street stores and quaint, independent shops. Anchored with 15 eateries, there is always a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the shops to grab a home-made cake, coffee or light lunch. Adjacent to Queensgate lies the city’s first indoor shopping center, Westgate Arcade, which dates back to the 1930’s and is home to 27 retailers.

Queensgate Shopping Centre peterborough

Key Theatre

Watch a world-class pantomime, embrace a dance performance, explore the best in live comedy or dance the night away at a concert at The Key Theatre, just an 8 minute walk from the hotel. After your show, why not step into the exclusive Riverside Bar which overlooks the idyllic River Nene, take a seat by the windows, sit back and enjoy the ever-changing views with a cocktail or two.

Key Theatre peterborough

Flag Fen Archaeology Park

Immerse yourself in history at Flag Fen Archaeology Park and explore how people lived over 3,000 years ago. Ponder through reconstructed roundhouses, visit the on-site museum, observe ancient weapons, jewelry, artifacts and even England’s oldest wheel! Experience life as your ancestors knew it and visit the only place in the UK that Bronze Age remains can be seen in situ, perfectly located just a 15 minute drive from the hotel.


Sacrewell Farm

Spend a laid-back afternoon spotting your favorite animals on the farm, wonder into Pet Village and play with rabbits, guinea pigs or watch chicks hatch in their incubators, go wild in the Playbarn, ride a tractor or relax in the café and graze on locally sourced products from farmers, bakers and other suppliers from East Anglia counties, all just a 15 minute drive from the hotel.

Sacrewell Farm peterborough

Set by the picturesque River Nene, Park Inn by Radisson Peterborough offers a relaxing and blissful stay in the city center, just a stone’s throw away from the train station and main attractions. Unwind in one of our 115 rooms & suites that boast high-quality bedding and pillows, free Wi-Fi and modern features. After check in, treat yourself to a light lunch, or plentiful dinner in our RBG Bar & Grill restaurant and choose from local favorites or all time classics. As the sun sets, take a seat in the bar and revel in contemporary surroundings whilst enjoying your favorite drink. In the morning, refresh your body and mind in our free nearby fitness center before indulging in a hearty, traditional breakfast to set you up for the day.