Aylesbury has become a popular choice with commuters wanting to live and stay out of London, while having quick access to the English capital and other nearby locations.
Aylesbury, with a local population of around sixty thousand, is the county town of Buckinghamshire. It also sits within the large, rural landscape of Aylesbury Vale. Aylesbury is the largest town of both areas, including the Aylesbury Vale District Council and Buckinghamshire County Council. The Vale spans almost 350 square miles from Silverstone Race circuit to the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Including other towns Winslow and Buckingham. Beyond this region’s boundaries too there are major towns and cities such as Oxford, Watford and Milton Keynes. Evidently, Aylesbury itself represents an ideally located, focal point in Central England. Not only is the town significant within its county, but it is also a great place for commuters working elsewhere to reside.
Moreover, transport links in the town are excellent for those coming to stay in Aylesbury aparthotels. The town has two main train stations, both of which run into London Marylebone as well as Stoke Mandeville on the edge of the town. Nearby major roads are in the abundance too. The A41 runs through Aylesbury, connecting to the M1 and M25 to the southeast, and the M40 to the west. Arriving via flight can also be straightforward, with both London Heathrow and Luton airports within about 45-50 minutes’ drive of the town. All in all, serviced apartments in Aylesbury are the well-placed options for business travellers wanting access to London and other parts of the UK.
The county town sits in a prominent hub for business, Aylesbury Vale. Already strategically based between the M1 and M40 and well connected to other business hubs such as London (45 minutes away) and Oxford, the Vale is at the heart of a globally significant economic tunnel. Its Enterprise Zone status is also beneficial. It means that businesses establishing themselves in the Vale are entitled to a 100% business rate discount, receive government support ( in the assurance that superfast broadband is spread across the region) and enjoy a simplified local authority planning procedure. Global companies such as McAfree, Bosch and Instron already take advantage of the Vale’s benefits.
The inner Aylesbury town has, therefore, been able to profit from its location within the Vale. After all, Aylesbury is the Vale’s major population and urban centre. Progression has been natural in recent times as part of a development strategy. Regenerative procedures have been well underway. This includes a £100m town centre redevelopment, the improvement of public transport, and the renovation of green spaces and leisure facilities and the opening of The Exchange and Waterside Theatre venues. It is these changes which have allowed the town’s profile to grow both nationally and internationally. Achieving Garden Town status was amongst the best consequences following development plans. It comes as no surprise that Aylesbury is, therefore, a popular place for business. All the changes made, and the ongoing development schemes make the area a popular place for business travellers and relocating companies. Consequently, the demand for Aylesbury corporate housing is higher than ever.
The first evidence of inhabitants in the area came in 1985. The remains of an Iron Age fort were found, dating back to 650 BC. It was around this time that the Saxon settlement ‘Aegel’s Burgh’ was built and inhabited. In the following centuries, the area was up for dispute during the existence of the Anglo-Saxons, Danes and Normans. Aylesbury was not truly at peace until after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It was then around the thirteenth century that the marketplace became a focal point of the town. Two annually-held fairs were also attracting people from all over Buckinghamshire to the town. Historians argue it was the maintenance of events such as these which allowed the town to continue to develop. By the 1820s the canal had opened. By 1839, the town had its own branch railway line. Throughout the nineteenth century, the Aylesbury Duck had attracted incredible popularity.
The town also managed to avoid losing its distinctive character during the large scale housing and office developments of the 1950s and 60s. Whilst much of the old town and Market Place fell victim to the redevelopment of the 1960s, much of Aylesbury’s historic maintenance still remains. The lovely streets surrounding the Parish Church of St Mary are obvious examples of this. However, the development of large modern office blocks and the closure of the Cattle Market during the 1980s actually reflects Aylesbury's dramatic move to become a large, commercially vibrant town. Aspects of the past and examples of modern-day change are always viewable and accessible from the comfort of our Aylesbury corporate accommodation.
The ever-growing county town of Buckinghamshire is a popular place to live, with several ‘sought after’ areas. As well as the many popular sites across the surrounding Vale area, such as Silverstone and Calydon Town, the town itself also has fantastic internal attractions. One of the great appeals about relocating to Aylesbury is the nearby Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This vast countryside area is refreshingly beautiful and perfect for those who enjoy taking a relaxed walk or bike ride. Even those staying in Aylesbury short term accommodation should try to find time in their schedules to visit this true beauty. The inner town does have some pleasant spots to relax and appreciate the great outdoors from too though. Examples include Vale Park, Watermead Lake or Bedgrove Park. Each of these can provide corporates and their families with respite from their typical busy routines.
A leisurely trip to Aylesbury can be about more than just kicking your feet up though. Why not take some time out of your day to visit both the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery and Buckinghamshire County Museum? Opposite each other on Church Street, right at the heart of Aylesbury, these museums are perhaps those most visited sites in the area. Together, they promote the brilliance of Aylesbury’s culture and the talents of the local community. Whilst the Roald Dahl Gallery reflects the themes of the famous author’s books aimed to fascinate children with science, history and literature, the County Museum has an ongoing schedule of different, special exhibitions organised to keep the site updated and regular visitors interested.
Both of these educational facilities are worth visiting for everyone and are great reflections of the culture of both the market town and its county. Hugely loved in the town too are the Statue of David Bowie and King’s Head Inn on Market Square. The one-of-a-kind dedication to the legendary singer is visited by thousands of fans across the globe every year whilst The King's Head is one of Aylesbury's most impressive listed buildings. Both are immensely iconic and exclusive to Aylesbury.
Ultimately, depending on how you wish to spend your time in the town, these attractions and many more can be right on the doorsteps of guest’s open plan Aylesbury extended stay apartments.
Aylesbury benefits from having nearby international airports in nearly all directions. Between twenty-five and thirty miles away to the east, south and west respectively are; London Luton Airport (LTN), London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London Oxford Airport (OXF).
Collectively, these airports enable passengers global, low-cost travel to-and-from Buckingham, Bedfordshire and London. Travel from Aylesbury to each of these airports is achievable thanks to their nearby railway stations. From our Aylesbury serviced apartments, taxi transfers to-and-from the airports of guest’s can also be arranged.
Aylesbury Railway Station is based on both the London to Aylesbury Line and the Princes Risborough to Aylesbury Line, just under half a mile away from the town centre.
The station and its services are managed by Chiltern Railway. The nearest stations which precede and follow Aylesbury station respectively are Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Stoke Mandeville stations.
The nearest underground station to Aylesbury is Chesham station, which is around fourteen miles southeast of the town centre.
Just off the A41 and near the Friars Square Shopping Centre, Aylesbury Bus station is located in the town centre and is well served by frequent buses.