12-minute walk from Milton Keynes Central Train Station.
2-minute walk from Central Business Exchange Bus Station.
More information about Milton Keynes
Training in Milton Keynes
Travel to and from Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Central railway station.
RailWolverton, Milton Keynes Central, and Bletchley stations are on the West Coast Main Line, and local passenger services run between London and Birmingham or Crewe. Intercity trains between London and Scotland, Wales and the Northwest, and the West Midlands of England stop at Milton Keynes Railway Station Central; express services to London take 35 minutes.Milton Keynes Central, which opened on 17 May 1982, is by far the biggest and most significant of these, as well as the largest in terms of platforms in use, having surpassed Bletchley with the addition of platforms 2A and 6. This is Milton Keynes’ major station and one of seven that serve the Milton Keynes metropolitan region.
RoadThe M1 motorway runs along the eastern outskirts of MK, including exits 11a, 13, 14, and 15. The A5 road runs all through as a grade-separated dual carriageway. The A509 to Wellingborough and Kettering, as well as the A421 and A422, continue west to Buckingham and east to Bedford, which is other key routes. Furthermore, the A4146 connects (near) M1 junction 14 to Leighton Buzzard. Because of its closeness to the M1, various distribution centres have sprouted up, most notably Magna Park on Milton-south-eastern Keynes’s boundary, near Wavendon.
A421 road of Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Coachway
BusMany long-distance coaches stop at the Milton Keynes coachway (next to M1 Junction 14), which is around 3.3 miles from the city centre and 4.3 miles from Milton Keynes Central train station. There is also a park-and-ride car park on the site. Regional buses make a stop at Milton Keynes Central. It is the country’s second busiest coach stop. It was the very first of the UK’s Coachway interchanges, opening in 1989.
Map showing bus stations in Milton Keynes
Things to do in Milton Keynes
Music venuesMilton Keynes boasts a variety of music venues. The Stable in Wavendon is one of these. Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, jazz performers, started it, and it now hosts jazz, blues, folk, rock, classical, pop, and world music. The Stables (also known as the Stables Theatre) is a concert venue in Wavendon, a tiny community on Milton Keynes’s south-east outskirts. Every year, the Stables holds over 400 performances and around 250 educational initiatives, including the National Youth Music Camps.
Other music venues in Milton Keynes
The Craufurd Arms59 Stratford Road, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5LT, United Kingdom.Phone: 01908 313864
MK11 Live Music Venue & Sports BarKeller Close, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes MK11 3LH, United Kingdom.Phone: 01908 262924
Unit Nine MK9 Bridgeturn Avenue, Old Wolverton, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5QL, United Kingdom.Phone: 01908 317995
RGS Music Group9 Bridgeturn Avenue, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5QL, United Kingdom.Phone: 01908 317995
Map showing music venues in Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
TheatresMilton Keynes also has theatres and museums. The 1,400-seat Milton Keynes Theatre first opened its doors in 1999. The theatre, designed by architects Blonski-Heard with Kut Nadiadi and Robert Doe, used cutting-edge construction techniques and some of the most technologically advanced technology available. The theatre has been constructed to support a variety of shows: depending on the size of the performance, the ceiling may be lowered or elevated. The seats in the auditorium may easily be shifted around to increase the capacity from 900 to 1,400 people. As a result, the theatre can handle a variety of shows, from large-scale musicals to smaller, more intimate dramas.
Other theatres in Milton Keynes
Stantonbury TheatreTheatre, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes MK14 6BN, United Kingdom.Phone: 01908 324466
Chrysalis TheatreJaponica Lane, Milton Keynes MK15 9JY, United Kingdom.Phone: 01908 235505
The Venue MKFyfield Barrow, Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes MK7 7WH, United Kingdom.Phone: 01908 677954
ODEON Milton Keynes StadiumStadium Way West, Central, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST, United Kingdom.Phone: 0333 014 4501
Map showing theatres in Milton Keynes
Museums and Art GalleriesMilton Keynes has several museums and art galleries that highlight the city’s culture and history. The Bletchley Park complex includes the museum of wartime cryptography; the National Museum of Computing (adjoining to Bletchley Park, with a different entrance), which includes a working replica of the Colossus computer; and the Milton Keynes Museum, which contains the Stacey Hill Collection of rural life that existed before the foundation of MK, the British Telecom collection, and the original Concrete Cows.