Northampton is at the very centre of England, just an hour from the country’s two main economic powerhouses – London and Birmingham. Given its location, the town is very popular with the logistics sector but it has so much more to offer. Global brands including Cosworth, Carlsberg, Barclaycard and Avon call Northampton home, along with an abundance of the world’s highest quality footwear from firms such as Crockett & Jones, Church’s, Trickers and Jeffery West.
The area is bursting with creative and sporting talent. Premiership rugby, league football and county cricket rub shoulders with entertainment to rival London’s West End. Northampton has deep sporting roots with its three professional clubs – the Saints, Cobblers and Northamptonshire County Cricket Club – all founded in the nineteenth century. And just a stone’s throw away is Silverstone, home of British motor racing. Add to that the Royal & Derngate theatres and Errol Flynn Filmhouse, plus venues for climbing, trampolining and air rifle shooting to name just a few hobbies, there’s no shortage of ways to spend your free time.
Those seeking relocation to the area have plenty of housing options from converted factory apartments to country manors and everything in between. The town is also blessed with a huge number of green spaces and several premier parks, and is surrounded by rolling countryside. There’s no shortage of places to visit too; Northamptonshire has the country’s largest concentration of stately homes within a short drive, including the town’s own Delapré Abbey.
There is also an abundance of heritage to explore, from Northampton’s place as a historic seat of parliament to the town’s reconstruction following the great fire of 1675. Northampton Borough Council operates out of the town’s Guildhall, a stunning Victorian gothic structure right at its heart.