Staying in Peterborough for business or leisure and wondering what exactly there is to do in and around the city during the current Corona-virus restrictions? We have put together our Top 10 Restaurants and Attractions in the area, that are open and COVID-19 safe.
- Gurkha Durbaar
Situated in the heart of Peterborough just off Broadway, Gurkha Durbaar is the #1 Indian restaurant in the city. Reviewers rave about how welcoming the restaurant is with an incredible level of customer service offered to visitors. The calming interior contains an amazing decor, with the restaurant adhering perfectly to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.
On offer on the menu is a whole host of your usual curries, as well as Gurkha Durbaar ‘Signature’ dishes. These signature dishes offer the best of the Nepalese region such as the Himalayan Goat Curry, as well as Gurkha’s own take on curry house classics like Chicken Tikka Masala. Check them out below.
- The Pizza Parlour & Music Café
This establishment describes itself as a ‘rustic, low-key café with retro music’ but does not give itself enough credit for the good vibes that it creates. Italian owned and authentic, The Pizza Parlour prides itself on the music that plays such an integral part in their atmosphere. With regular events pertaining to different styles of retro music, the chances are that there is something for everyone all throughout the week.
If you can think of any Italian food, the chances are that it is on the menu at The Pizza Parlour. It’s not just pizza available to pick from, however with a 20” pizza available it’d be rude not to. Lunchtime specials include a regular 12” pizza or pasta with a side for just £5.95 on weekdays. Check out The Pizza Parlour below.
- Peterborough Cathedral
Take in the stunning sights of Peterborough Cathedral, one of the countries most impressive piece of 12th century architecture. The cathedral is now open again both for worship and general visitation. Containing stunning stained-glass panes across the entire building, the cathedral is situated on beautiful grounds that contain the burial site of many British historic figures such as Catherine of Aragon and Mary Queen of Scots.
- Flag Fen Archaeological Park
Ever wondered what it would have been like to live in prehistoric times? Fen Flag Archaeological Park is a reconstruction of life around about 3000 years ago, way back in the Bronze Age. Stand with your ancestors of back and beyond, at the only place in the UK where the Bronze Age remains have been preserved and can be seen in situ.
- Admiral Wells
How many people can say they have visited the ‘lowest pub in the British Isles’? The Admiral Wells is situated at the lowest point of the country, just south of Holme Fen National Nature Reserve. The Admiral Wells is a small family owned pub just outside of Peterborough, priding itself on its freshly prepared traditional English pub food.
Make sure you do not miss out on the weekly pub quiz, filled with fun for all containing General Knowledge, a picture round, a music round, and a weekly special round.
- Exotic Pet Refuge
Happen to be in Peterborough this August? The Exotic Pet Refuge are hosting one of their 6 annual open days on the 16th of August this year, in a completely COVID secure fashion. With a range of big cats, rare birds and reptiles among others, The Exotic Pet Refuge open day will be the perfect outing any animal lovers.
While you will not be able to buy food or a hot drink, cold drinks and toilets will still be available for those visiting. There may be one-way systems implemented also just to ensure visitor safety, so the Refuge are advising those intending on visiting check their Facebook page before making any plans to visit.
- Elton Hall
Lying 8 miles just southwest of the city in the beautiful countryside surrounding Peterborough, Elton Hall is known to be a Grade I listed building, filled with fine art as well as other Victorian era treasures. Sat on a wonderfully landscaped garden, Elton Hall opens seasonally, from the latest May Bank Holiday up until the end of August, so if you are planning a visit make sure to ensure that the house is open for public viewing.
- Springfields Outlet Shopping & Leisure
On the outskirts of the Peterborough postcode region lies the Springfields Outlet Shopping centre, home of outlet stores for many of the most well-known high street brands. With brands such as Next, Sports Direct and M&S taking residency at the outlet village, there is almost something for everyone.
- Peterborough City Market
Hold out ya hand and grab yourself a bargain at the Peterborough City Market! The market is open for business with social distancing measures in place to make your shopping trip as safe as it can be. Located in the city centre, the markets play host to a large variety of traders selling all kinds of clothing items, flowers, fruit and other bits and pieces.
Find out more below.
- Sacrewell Farm
Now open for bookings again (limited visitor numbers), Sacrewell Farm is the perfect day out to take the kids. With all kinds of rare farm animals, you can take a tour and learn more about the farming industry throughout the 18th century. Other activities include a tractor trip, a wildlife trail, and a scavenger hunt that the entire family can take part in.