Crewe

When most people think of Crewe, they think of railways, but Crewe has got a lot more to offer than just trains. There’s a thriving live music scene, as well as Queen’s Park, a traditional Victorian park or the award-winning Edwardian Crewe Lyceum Theatre. Crewe is also home to the prestigious Bentley Motors.

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Local amenities

The town centre is undergoing a £50m programme of investment; the vibrant market is also undergoing a £3m refurbishment and will play an important role in Crewe repositioning itself as a prime leisure and retail destination. Out of town shopping, we have the Grand Junction retail park which has a multitude of national retailers and eateries.

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Leisure and pleasure

Crewe has the Phoenix Leisure Park, which houses a cinema and a bingo hall. Crewe Lifestyle Centre is a superb leisure centre with swimming pools and a large gym, Adjacent to Queens Park we have the Shanaze Reade BMX Track named after Crewe’s very own Olympian. Crewe is also home to Crewe Alexandra Football club and it’s FA Youth Academy. Crewe even has its own American Football Team, The Crewe Railroaders who even had the 2016 film The Gridiron filmed about them on location in Crewe.

Travel links

Living in Crewe you cannot beat the location when it comes to transport links to some of the UK’s major cities. Trains from Crewe take around 35 minutes to both Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street and just 55 minutes to Birmingham New Street. You can travel to London in 90 minutes and with the arrival of HS2 this will be cut to under an hour making it easily commutable. On the roads, the M6 between Birmingham and Scotland runs just east of Crewe via the A500 and you can reach the beaches of North Wales and the Lancashire Coast in around 90 minutes