Living and working in Milton Keynes

Established just over 50 years ago, Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming and expanding place. Beautiful open spaces sit alongside popular leisure attractions, there's lots on offer culturally, and our friendly neighbourhoods feature high quality community facilities with easy ways to get around on foot and by bike as well as by car. We’re known to be a 'smart city', leading the way in projects like autonomous vehicles and robot deliveries, and we have a strong economy with plenty of highly skilled jobs. We also have a great deal of unexpected history with rural villages and busy towns like Bletchley (home of the codebreakers). Milton Keynes is just 35 minutes by train from Central London.

Milton Keynes City Centre at night

A glimpse of the future

Our Strategy for 2050 sets out our ambition for low-carbon growth and an excellent quality of life for everyone, including bright opportunities for children and young people. The strategy includes work to generate additional growth and investment in our city centre where recent developments include a 14 storey Hotel La Tour and Santander’s new HQ campus.

A place for culture, history and entertainment

MK proudly hosts major sporting and cultural events, award-winning venues, and a myriad of opportunities for local people. We're a regional destination for the 18 million people who live within 60 minutes’ travel, with an award-winning gallery, theatre, numerous live music venues including The Stables (one of the most popular venues in the country) a resident orchestra, 270 pieces of public art, and a diverse selection of museums and heritage attractions, most famously Bletchley Park which celebrates the incredible achievements of Britain’s World War II codebreakers. Xscape features indoor skiing and snowboarding, indoor sky-diving, rock-climbing, a multiplex cinema, retail outlets, and  bars and restaurants. You can try cable wakeboarding and water-skiing at Willen Lake. If you're a football fan, MK is home to Milton Keynes Dons FC, and you can watch League One football in the 30,000 capacity state-of-the-art stadium.

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