"They've sent me there !" Top 5 Page for this destination Milton Keynes by Djinn76

Milton Keynes Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 68 photos

Definitely not for tourism!

Well, I had no choice, my company sent me over there for two weeks!

Since London is getting more and more expensive, companies tend to move out... That is mainly the purpose of MK, this is a brand new town full of IT companies!

Silverstone is not far neither. I don't know if this is related but imo people were driving pretty fast (or maybe, that was just me, first time I was driving on the wrong side of the road ;-)

So what can we do?

In two words, shopping and skiing! The town center is indeed a huge mall.
Close to it, you will find a really impressive indoor ski slope (Xscape).

Is that all?

Not really but you'd better know some local person to show you the nice places.
You can find some nice pubs even in the centre. MK has been built around several old villages, I particularly liked Stony Stratford. There is definitely an other atmosphere than in the town center!
if you have a car, the countryside is beautiful!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:small villages around
  • Cons:brand new town
  • Last visit to Milton Keynes: Dec 2002
  • Intro Written Dec 30, 2002
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  • bradders33's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Best Indian in Stony Stratford is The Bekash on the High Street, a good tip for future visits! It may not have the wow factor decor, but the food speaks volumes. :o)

  • Grayguy's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2007 at 8:06 AM

    Unfortunately the Old Beams has burnt down. It was a while ago, and it has still to re-open

  • agarcia's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2005 at 5:51 AM

    I know how you feel.. They just send me there too!! :-| Anyway, thanks for the tips.. I’ll try the Xscape thing for sure! :-)

  • dejavu2gb's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2005 at 4:21 AM

    Very sorry to hear you had to spend time in MK. Have been there many times to visit a friend of mine, and still despise going there!! Hope you managed to escape it.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2004 at 7:52 AM

    So MK was OK.

  • chrishc's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2003 at 8:34 AM

    So you tried the English new national food . . curry. Used to live near MK, nice to see it has a page. Well done

  • Nighthawk2's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2003 at 2:14 PM

    welcome to VT 2!! u ve started building great! vt s addictive u ll find out :-)

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2003 at 1:08 PM

    Welcome to VT. Nice start about Milton Keynes, even though a few photos are missing ... :-)

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