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The county town of Bedfordshire, Bedford has a population of nearly 82,000. It acts as the northern terminus of the Thameslink railway line that runs to London and Brighton, helping to make the town a very popular commuter hub.
Culture in Bedford
The town’s major art gallery and museum can be found at The Higgins Bedford. Reopened in 2013 after a £5.8m refurbishment, The Higgins is a major part of Bedford’s ongoing regeneration and has a diverse mix of exhibitions, events and collections.
Bedford has a number of theatres, too. ‘The Place’ Theatre is a relatively new (opened in January 2003) venue, with a 130-seat auditorium and a varied programme of musicals, opera and drama. The Quarry Theatre at St Luke’s, meanwhile, is a brand new performing arts venue for Bedford School and the town as a hall. Hosts professional touring companies and school shows. Additionally, the Bedford Corn Exchange has three auditoriums showcasing a diverse range of comedy, theatre and live music.
Things to do in Bedford
Bedford has plenty to see and do throughout the whole year. Best of all, there is something to suit every age group and taste. Bedford River Festival – held every two years in July – is a wonderfully fun-filled day out for the whole family. Celebrating the River Great Ouse that flows through the town, the festival draws visitors from far and wide for the Dragon Boat races, parades of narrowboats, eclectic food stalls and live music on offer. There is also the Christmas Lights Switch on in late November, the annual Victorian Christmas Fayre and the Bedford International Kite Festival to enjoy, while the town is home to many scenic guided walks, parks and open spaces, historic markets and leisure centres.
Student Life in Bedford
The University of Bedfordshire, with a large student population of nearly 24,000, has a campus in Bedford. Students can take advantage of good local amenities, a thriving night-life scene and a vast array of top-quality bars, cafés, restaurants and pubs.
Buying in Bedford
Bedford’s close proximity to London to the south and the Midlands to the north make it a very popular commuter hub. Families, too, will be attracted by the large amount of green space, good local schools and pleasing sense of community Bedford managed to create. It's very affordable for those who have been priced out of the city or other areas of the South East.
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