Lifestyle in Preston

We've been working diligently behind the scenes for the past month or so collating information on Preston, one of the biggest development areas in the UK. As the council continue to invest and with ongoing development in the city centre and surrounding areas, we've put together some fantastic reasons why Preston is the place to be. This blog will feature the lifestyle in Preston.

Sporting Heritage

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Home of Preston North End and Deepdale (said to be the oldest continuously used football ground in the world) there is a lot to be excited about if you love football. Currently in the EFL Championship, Preston are performing well with potential premier league promotion waiting in the future. Sir Tom Finney OBE, CBE was the first player to be named footballer of the year twice in 1954 and 1957.

Promotion to the Premier League is estimated to bring in an additional £170 million to a club over three seasons according to Deloitte. This would be a huge boost to the club and city, with more travelling fans, a leap in game attendance and promotion through high profile matches and players

Cafe & Bar Culture

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Preston has a growing, independent cafe and bar culture with quirky places to eat and drink around the City.

Preston is home to the famous Baker Street Bar and Restaurant, dating back to 1818. After a £1 million pound renovation - the venue spreads across 3 floors and has some truly unique features. The cocktails are well known for being inventive and original.

If real ale is your thing, then the Guild Ale House is perfect. Opened in 2016, the venue has been awarded "Central Lancashire's best pub" for its combination of atmosphere and local beers available on tap.

The Lonely People Cocktail Bar is well known for its innovative and stylish décor with a relaxed atmosphere. Regarded as one of Preston's "best kept secrets" this classy venue is perfect for gathering for some drinks with friends.

If Dancing and music is up your street, then Kuckoo Preston is the place to go. Slightly off track from the town centre it's a great place to party the night away on the dance floor!

The Market Halls

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Preston's new Market Halls are a £5 million renovation of the historic outdoor canopy and fish market and a new glazed indoor addition.

Providing the locals and tourists with fresh, local meats, fish, vegetables and dairy – it is exactly what you would expect of high quality locally sourced produce. With a number of stalls to choose from, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.

There is also a “box market” which is an innovation to the area. Taking inspiration from markets based in London, these shops are located within refurbished shipping containers. These stalls sell real ales, accessories, watches and pet supplies.

There are also a number of specialist coffee shops around the market such as Brew & Bake. Outside the indoor area there is a "free" market where stalls can be purchased as pop up and goods can be sold by traders in more of a "car boot" environment.

Parks and Nature

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Often forgotten, Central Lancashire is home to some absolutely stunning views and greenery. Although close to the Lake District, there are some beauty spots not too far from home either.

The Avenham and Miller Parks are beautiful, picturesque areas located near to the Sports Club. Both offer a quiet and serene change from the hustle of the city centre. With a Japanese garden, cafe and a War Memorial, the park is a great place to unwind.

Beacon Fell Country Park is an amazing area with plenty of short and long walk routes. The park has fantastic views of the surrounding areas with some people even able to see the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland on clear days.

Home also to the Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, this sanctuary caters to the whole family with friendly staff and a fantastic range of animals to see.

Landmarks & History

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As one of the oldest settlements in the UK, Preston is steeped in historical significance with several historical sites and landmarks. Miller Arcade is an architectural and historical gem just off the main street in Preston and while being relatively small in size, it more than makes up for it with character.

Samlesbury Hall was built in 1325 – retaining the original black and white exterior of the Middle Ages, it offers an interesting view into the lifestyle from early 14th Century England.

The Preston Cenotaph in Market Square pays tributes to fallen soldiers across both World Wars and is an excellent example of the tributes paid to fallen soldiers.

St. Walburge Church is an example of beautiful architecture built in 1847 with tours of the spires. St Walburge is often cited as having deep roots in Preston's History.

Samlesbury Hall was built in 1325 – retaining the original black and white exterior of the Middle Ages, it offers an interesting view into the lifestyle from early 14th Century England.

The Preston Cenotaph in Market Square pays tributes to fallen soldiers across both World Wars and is an excellent example of the tributes paid to fallen soldiers.

Location

While Preston is in itself a fantastic place to work, the proximity to other amazing employment locations in the North of England is a huge reason to consider living in the area as well as offering the ability to be at the Lake District in less than an hour by train.

Preston is in a fantastic location when it comes to the UK as a whole. On the line from Glasgow/ Edinburgh right the way through to London, the modern trains of today can have you in London or Edinburgh in just over 2 hours.

Manchester is a 50-minute train journey away, making Preston a commutable distance away.

Preston is also in close proximity to both Blackpool and Southport, so if you crave the seaside or some fun on the pleasure beaches, it’s not too far away.

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