Essential Guide to Peterborough for Contractors

Essential Guide to Peterborough for Contractors | Your Lettings Peterborough

Essential Guide to Peterborough for Contractors

Having a job that entails travelling is very demanding. No matter how often you are required to travel, moving from one place to another comes with the hassle of adjusting to the new place. You might plan everything and still, things might turn out to be quite different.

If you are a contractor planning a business trip to Peterborough, you are in luck. This essential guide to Peterborough for contractors will prove to be helpful.


First things first; while travelling, the biggest concern is accommodation for contractors. The options you have are hotels and serviced accommodations. You would not want to go looking for houses to rent in Peterborough since the process may involve a lot of hassle.

While hotels provide good services, they are an expensive option. Your trip length may vary and hotels would not be a feasible solution in the long run. Moreover, with the ongoing pandemic, you would not want to be in a place full of people; that too from various locations around the world.

For this purpose, serviced accommodations are your best option. Not only are they inexpensive as compared to hotels, but they also provide services just as good as the latter. They are flexible and do not have unnecessary restrictions. They are spacious and feel more like home.

Please feel free to get in touch with us on 01733 711223 for your short-term accommodation as well as long-term requirements here in Peterborough. Check out Your Lettings Peterborough. They are a perfect solution to all your accommodation issues.


Be it a short stay or a long stay, you will need to visit a supermarket for one or another reason. Tesco is a supermarket chain spread across the city. You will likely find one near you very easily. They go by the names of Tesco Extra, Tesco Superstore, Tesco Express, and Tesco Metro. Your other options could be, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Aldi.

Tesco Extra

Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Peterborough, PE7 8BD

ASDA Superstore

West Rivergate Shopping Centre, Peterborough PE1 1ET


112 Oxney Rd, Peterborough PE1 5NG


Lime Kiln Close, Peterborough PE3 9TA


Brickburn Close, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8NZ

Takeaways and Deliveries

Even though your accommodation includes a fully equipped kitchen, it’s always good to know your options around the city. Here is a list of popular local restaurants taking COVID-19 precautions whilst offering takeaway and deliveries.


The Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe
5 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LR
Tel 01733 902233

Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, The Serpentine, Peterborough PE7 8BE
Tel 01733 893344

2 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1NA
Tel 01733 348081

Asian and Indian

Angel Spice Restaurant
2-4 High Street, Stilton, Peterborough, PE7 3RA
Tel 01733 244373

37-39 Long Causeway, Peterborough, PE1 1YJ
Tel 01733 889851

Wongs City
46 Eastfield road, Peterborough, PE1 4AN
Tel 01733 555898

Fish and Chips

Fletton Fish and Chips
124 High St, Peterborough, PE2 8DP
Tel 01733 555950
Great option to grab a quick bite. They are not high-priced and have delivery services available.

Fast Food

KFC, Peterborough has 4 locations
Currently Drive through or Delivery by Just Eat

McDonald’s, Peterborough has 8 locations
Currently Drive through or Delivery by Just Eat

Petrol Stations

There are a wide range “24 hour Open” petrol stations with convenient shops and cash points throughout Peterborough.

ESSO Tesco Peterborough Express
7 Welland Rd, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough PE1 3SA

Morrisons Petrol Station
Lincoln Rd, Peterborough PE4 6BH

ESSO  Woodston
Oundle Rd, Woodston, Peterborough PE2 9QP

The Co-operative Food & Petrol – Orton Goldhay
5 Ortongate Shopping Centre, Peterborough PE2 5TD

Tesco Petrol Station
Serpentine Green Shopping Centre, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8BD

Whittlesey Rd, Stanground, Peterborough PE2 8RL

Trade Merchants and Wholesale

Plumbing, Electrical, Building Merchants and Hardware Stores

When you are at the job and realise your missing certain tools or supplies. Saving time is very important. Peterborough has a vast range of hardware stores for all your work requirements. Here are a few which might just come handy!

Hardware and Tools

6-7, Saint Davids Square, Fengate, Peterborough PE1 5QA

Unit 2, Whitehead Drove, Peterborough PE1 5XB

Wickes Peterborough
Forty Acre Rd, Peterborough PE1 5PS


Plumbase Peterborough
Unit 28 Harvester Way, Peterborough, PE1 5UT
01733 890909

City Plumbing
Eastern Industry, Newark Road, Peterborough, PE1 5YX
01733 352204


City Electrical Factors
Fengate, Peterborough, PE1 5XG
01733 310 350

Building Merchants

Cygnet Park, Club Way, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8JA

Travis Perkins
Padholme Road, Peterborough, PE1 5XL
01733 566081

6 Whitehead Drove, Peterborough PE1 5BF
01733 207820

Kitchen and Joinery

Magnet trade
Industrial Estate, Boongate, Peterborough PE1 5PE
01733 553528

24 Harvester Way, Peterborough PE1 5UT
01733 554251


Smith Brothers Stores
Empson Road Eastern Industry Peterborough, PE1 5UP
01733 311711

Industrial and Automotive Paint Supplies

326 Padholme Road East, Peterborough, PE1 5XL
01733 558906

Travelling to Peterborough

By Road

Peterborough has an extensive and well-integrated road network and dual carriage ways

The major Dual carriage ways serving Peterborough


By Train

Regular services to and from London King’s Cross.

Hourly trains from Birmingham New Street via Leicester

Hourly trains from Stansted Airport via Ely or Cambridge.

Two hourly service to Bury St Edmunds.

Closest International Airports to Peterborough via Road

London Luton (LTN) is 67 miles

London Stansted (STN) is 65 miles

Birmingham (BHX) is 89 miles

By Taxi

Peterborough Taxis 247
01733 785102

Peterborough Cars
01733 704444

Kings Carz
01733 563333

Lastly, if you are a company who is planning on sending your team or staff to work in Peterborough on a project whether it’s for a week or months, then please get in touch with us on 01733 711223 or Your Lettings Peterborough 

We not only provide accommodations all around the city, but also provide you with the best facilities. Our properties are safe and private, so there are no privacy concerns. All our accommodations have functional kitchens, washing machines, dryers, free parking, fridge, freezer all at very low cost. We have a great 24-hour concierge service available. And to top it off, FREE WIFI! You will not find better serviced accommodation in Peterborough.

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