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22 Things You'll Just Get If You're From Peterborough

Where's Peterborough? Does anybody know?

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1. Let's get the obvious out of the way: Nobody else knows where the fuck Peterborough is.

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2. This means you end up lying and saying you're from Cambridge.

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3. But if you're talking to a northerner, you may as well admit defeat and save time by saying you're from London.

Notice how it's not actually in London?
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Notice how it's not actually in London?

4. If people do know where Peterborough is, they call it a shit hole.

Only we're allowed to call it a shit hole.
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Only we're allowed to call it a shit hole.

5. Peterborough can't be shit anyway because it now has a Nando's and a Primark.

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It's a city on the up.

6. The best thing about Peterborough is probably its train station, which will take you literally anywhere.

London in less than an hour makes it easy to escape.
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London in less than an hour makes it easy to escape.

7. You appreciate being able to drive, even if it is just because getting to the cinema is no longer a ball ache.

Remember being a teenager when nobody could drive and having to depend on somebody's parents to drive you to the Showcase?
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Remember being a teenager when nobody could drive and having to depend on somebody's parents to drive you to the Showcase?

8. When the Lido opens, you know that summer has officially started.

9. You've probably been to see at least one panto at the Key Theatre or The Cresset.

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10. JD bags are commonly used as rucksacks in the town centre.

11. Late night shopping at Queensgate is as crazy as Peterborough gets.

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Shops close at 8pm, it's seriously wild stuff.

12. If you've got a tattoo done in Peterborough, it was probably done at either Lost Time or Pulse.

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13. The Willow Festival is the pinnacle of Peterborough's social calendar.

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14. You've probably been to Power League for a 16th or 18th birthday party.

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15. If you're from Peterborough, you probably went clubbing underage in Edwards or Met Lounge.

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16. If you still live there now, you complain that Edwards is shit but still go every weekend.

Edwards, Red Room, and Flares; it's like three clubs in one, what more could you possibly want?
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Edwards, Red Room, and Flares; it's like three clubs in one, what more could you possibly want?

17. Out of the three clubs in the Edwards building, Flares is where it's really at.

loving life in Flares #90s #Peterborough

18. The best part of a night out is getting a kebab from Chill Grill or Ali's.

19. You can't say you're from Peterborough if you never went to Big Sky when you were a kid.

Getting on the go-karts or the rocket was the sole mission of any trip here.
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Getting on the go-karts or the rocket was the sole mission of any trip here.

20. Or if you never went to Activity World for a birthday party.

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21. Walking around Ferry Meadows always seems like a good idea until you actually start.

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Too much walking.

22. Peterborough might not be London or Manchester, but it's actually not as bad as people make out.

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If you have a night out in Flares, you'll definitely want to come back.