The Cambridgeshire city of Peterborough has a population of just below 200,000 and is a popular commuter hotspot with London just 45 minutes away by train.
With good road connections and local facilities the city has seen considerable growth in recent years and is currently something of a property rising star. A New Town in the 1960s, the city centre has been regenerated much more recently, and the town has expanded greatly since the war.
Places to visit include the 12th century cathedral, the Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre, Peterborough Museum, reputedly haunted, and the Nene Valley railway. People from Peterborough include poet John Clare, humanitarian Edith Cavell, actor Paul Nicholas and restaurateur Peter Boizot who founded Pizza Express in 1965.