Peterborough Deacon Street
Peterborough is one of the oldest settlements in Britain. In 1967, it was designated a New Town as part of a nationwide scheme to move people from the increasingly overcrowded bigger cities. The result is that today Peterborough is an intriguing mix of ancient and modern. St Peter’s Cathedral, from which it was named, dominates the city centre. It was badly damaged by Cromwell’s forces during the English Civil War, but fortunately the original painted wooden ceiling managed to survive intact. The cathedral’s main claim to fame is that Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, is buried here, although her tomb was also destroyed by Cromwell’s soldiers.
With its independent shops and pleasant rural atmosphere, Peterborough attracts many visitors, which means parking in Peterborough is at a premium. NCP’s Peterborough car park at Deacon Street, in the middle of the city, is close to all the attractions. You can pre-book your parking space in Peterborough in advance, too, for hassle-free parking.
Peterborough Station Parking
Peterborough Station is on the East Coast Main Line. A major interchange for local and long-distance services, the station has a newsagent and café as well as a customer information point. For parking, use the nearby St Stephens Street car park, which is just a few minutes’ walk away.
Queensgate Shopping Centre Parking
The huge Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough was opened in 1982 by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, and is home to over 90 stores as well as independent outlets. There are café and dining facilities, and you can leave your car nearby at the NCP Deacon Street car park. If you fancy a day out shopping, whatever the weather, Deacon Street car park provides convenient, pre-bookable parking, and you won’t have far to carry your bags, either.
Peterborough City Market Parking
This general retail market in Peterborough has something for everyone, with over 140 stalls offering everything from clothing for adults and kids to home DIY equipment and foodstuffs. There’s also a big food hall with fishmongers and butchers. The market is open from Tuesday to Saturday, and you can park your car at the nearby NCP Peterborough car park at Deacon Street and walk the short distance there.