Located in eastern England, Peterborough is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire with a population of about 183,631. Sitting on the banks of the River Nene that flows into the North Sea, it's only 121km north of London, 110km east of Birmingham and 130km south of Kingston upon Hull. Peterborough railway station is an important stop on the East Coast Main Line between London and Edinburgh, so it's easy to get out of the city when you want a change of sights. Known for its 12th and 13th century Peterborough Cathedral where you can say a little prayer for the success of your startup on the way to a coworking venue, there is also a museum with quirky exhibitions to keep the curious smiling. If you need a place to exercise the limbs, there is the Nene Park woodlands to run to for some fresh air.
Peterborough has a strong economy in the environmental goods and services sector with the largest cluster of environmental businesses in the whole of the United Kingdom. Designated the country's acknowledged environment capital; the city promotes healthy and sustainable living.
The startup scene in the United Kingdom is said to be one of the fastest growing in the whole of Europe according to figures over the last 5 years when there has been 392,627 new tech startups launched in the country. The most growth showed up in the niche sectors of Internet, fintech and software. The UK has an attractive environment for tech businesses in that it offers great foundations and ecosystems for innovative minds to get their ideas off the ground. Coworking is but one more step in supporting intrepid brains where it's possible to connect and collaborate with likeminded souls.
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