Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes

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Norfolk House, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 2AH

Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes is a large town, which is located in the Borough of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. The town was designated as a new town in January 1967. The town lies around 72 kilometres north-west of London. Based on the census of 2011, the town including adjacent Woburn Sands and the Newport Pagnell has population around 229,941.

Culture

Arts

Milton Keynes Arts Centre is located in the north of Milton Keynes, between Newport Pagnell and Wolverton. The Milton Keynes Museum is situated in Milton Keynes, England.

Music

The National Bowl is an entertainment venue, which is situated in the town, and was established in 1979. The venue can hold large-scale events with capacity of over 60,000 people. MK11 Live Music Venue & Sports Bar is situated in Kiln Farm. It has 330 capacity sports bar and live music venue that hosts more than 200 live music event in a year. Founded in 1860s, The Stables Theatre is situated in Wavendon village, and provides a venue for blues, rock, jazz, pop, folk, classical and world music.

Museum

In 2007, The National Museum of Computing was established. It was located in Bletchley Park, United Kingdom. Being an independent local history museum, Milton Keynes Museum is situated in Milton Keynes. It covers the history of the city including Southern Northampton shire and northern Buckinghamshire since 1800. MK Gallery is a public gallery situated in Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes.  

Education

Established in 1969, the Open University is public distance learning and research university. This university is one of the largest university for undergraduate education. The university has around 168,215 students. Headquarters of the university is situated in the Walton Hall district. The Milton Keynes College was founded in 1982, and it provides further education and training to the students. The college provides education to nearby areas such as Aylesbury Vale, north-west Bedfordshire, south Northamptonshire and north-east Oxfordshire.

The second largest comprehensive school located in the United Kingdom is Stantonbury Campus. The school has around 2100 students aged between 11 to 18 years.

Media

The town is served by two major commercial radio stations. The Heart Four Counties is managed and owned by Global Radio, and it is a local radio station. It provides services to Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. The MKFM also a local radio station which broadcast to Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Transport

The town is served by five railway stations. Opened in 1982, the Milton Keynes Central railway station is owned by the Network Rail, and has seven platforms. The railway station is situated on the West Coast Main Line, which is around 80 kilometres northwest of London. Fenny Stratford railway station was opened in 1846, and provides facilities to the Fenny Stratford area of Milton Keynes. Opened in 1905, Bow Brickhill railway station is operated by London Midland, and has two platforms. The Woburn Sands railway station has two platforms and is operated by London Midland.

Notable person

Several people have been associated with this city such as

  • Ed Slater- professional rugby player for Gloucester Rugby
  • Christopher B-Lynch- Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Cranfield University
  • Andrew Baggaley, English table tennis champion
  • George Williams, professional footballer
  • Jack Trevor Story, novelist
  • Clare Nasir, the meteorologist, TV and radio personality

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