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County - Bedfordshire | Map
Tel code: 01234 | code search
Postcode: MK40 | code search
Population: 83000
Grid Reference: TL055495
Council: Bedford Borough
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Bedford History
Birthplace of:
Hubert Lamb John Le Mesurier Ronnie Barker Margaret Beaufort Carol Vorderman Trevor Huddleston Harold Abrahams Phelan Hill
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Food Legends:
Bedfordshire Clanger
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John Bunyans Bedfordshire
Folk Customs:
Leighton Buzzard's Wilkes Walk

Bedford Events

March
Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama

May
Bedford Local Beer and Food Festival

June
Bedford International Kite Festival

July
Bedford River Festival
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August
Proms in the Park

November
Fireworks Display
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Dental Access Centre
"I have not been yet but they were very responsive when I just called with a broken tooth - offered me an apppoint. 8.am tomorrow. I had previously rang several ..." More

De Parys Hotel
"I booked this little hotel for my wedding reception and i was so impressed! they say people buy from people and thats exactly what we did. The manager was willing ..." More

M & N Dental Practice
"I had dental appointment at 4.45pm and i rang 10am this morning to cancel the appointment as my daughter is not well. But i was almost told of by the ..." More

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The historic market town of Bedford built upon the banks of the River Great Ouse is centrally located to London, Oxford and Cambridge. Bedford owes its origins and continued development to the river and remains one of the most important and attractive features of the town.

Through the centuries strong characters have emerged to lead and shape the town such as John Bunyan the 17th century writer and preacher author of The Pilgrims Progress. Sir William Harpur, John Howard the prison reformer and Archbishop Trevor Huddleston who campaigned against the apartheid.

The town was granted a charter in 1166 and hosts a general market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, a gourmet market on Thursdays, a flower and plant market on Fridays and not forgetting the farmers market on the second Thursday in the month.

Today Bedford is a lively cosmopolitan town ideally situated for history, leisure, the arts, culture and quiet unspoilt countryside. With a rich history and heritage, which is celebrated in a programme of festivals and events, such as the Bedford River Festival, the International Kite Festival and the Victorian Christmas Fair.

Accountant

A J Offord & Co
Argent Financial Services
Cowley Holmes
Garner Associates
Keens Shay Keens Accountants
Longstaff Gentle & Co
Platina

Association

Radio, Electrical & Television Retailers' Association

Attraction

306th Bombardment Group Museum
Bromham Mill and Gallery
Bushmead Priory
De Grey Mausoleum
Harrold-Odell Country Park
Houghton House
John Bunyan Museum
Marston Vale Millennium Country Park
Moot Hall Museum
Oasis Beach Pool
Priory Country Park
Stevington Windmill

The Gallery
The Higgins Art Gallery and Musuem
Twinwood Arena and The Glenn Miller Museum

Budget

Innkeepers Lodge *book online*
Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) *book online*
Travelodge Bedford *book online*
Travelodge Bedford Wyboston *book online*

Camping

Cross Keys
The Anglers Rest

Care Home

Annandale Lodge Care Home
Orchid Lawns

Church

All Saints, Bedford
St Andrews, Bedford
St Pauls, Bedford
St Peter de Merton

Classes

Dance - Boots & Boogie Line Dancing
Yoga - Supple Strength Yoga

Club

Esquires
Mission Night Club
New York New York

Oxygen
Venom
Winkles

Conference Centre

Cranfield Management Development Centre

Council

Bedford Borough Council

Dentist

A Brokenshire
Bedford Dental Surgery
Boots Dentalcare
Castle Road Dental Surgery
Cosmetic General
Dental Access Centre
High Street Dental Practice
M & N Dental Practice
P Russell
Priory Dental Practice
Queens Park Health Centre
Sara Afework
UHP Dental Care (Kempston)

Doctor

Ampthill Road Surgery
Barton Dental Surgery & Implant Clinic

Brown & Partners
King Street Surgery
Putnoe & Brickhill Surgery
Rothsay Surgery
St Johnís Doctors Surgery

Estate Agent

Absolute Estate Agents
Bradshaw & Co
Compass Estate Agents
Connells
Cooper Beard
Country Properties
Daniels Estate Agents
Eales & Hollands
Harrison Murray
Homelink Property Services Ltd
Porters
Walton Property

Farmers Market

Biddenham Farmers Market

Flat Share

Easy Room Mate

Golf Club

Bedford

Bedford & County
Bedfordshire
Mowsbury

Health and Fitness Club

A.D.Fitness
Dragons Health Clubs Ltd
Fitness First Plc
Flexibility Health & Fitness Club
Hilltop Health & Beauty Club
LA Fitness @ Bedford Heights
LA Fitness @ Bedford Park
Me-Time Leisure
Shape Exercise Classes

Inn

Embankment Hotel
Knife & Cleaver
The Grafton

Market

Bedford Country Market
Bedford Market
Kempston Market

Performing Arts

Act One Theatre School
Bedford Brass Band

Bedford Choral Society
Bedford Corn Exchange
Bedford School Theatre
Bedfordshire Youth Dance Co
Classic Chords Musicians & Singers
The Redford School Of Speech & Drama

Pub and Bar

Anchor
Anglers Rest
Balloon
Barley Mow
Bell
Black Bull
Bricklayers Arms
Burnaby Arms
Castle
Chaplins
Clarence
Cricketers Arms
Cross Keys
Crown

Devonshire Arms
Dew Drop Inn
Engine & Tender
Fleur De Lys
Flower Pot
Fox
Fox & Hounds
Frankie and Bennys
Gardeners Arms
George & Dragon
Gloucester Arms
Gordon Arms
Hobgoblin
Hungry Bear
Jazzy Snail
Kent Arms
Kings Arms
Mill Pub
Mulligans
Park
Phoenix
Pilgrims Progress
Porter Blacks
Tavistock Pub & Carvery
The Bird In Hand
The Blarney Stone
The Bluebell
The Falstaff
The Forresters Arms
The Pad
The Park
Turnpike Public House
Victoria Arms
White Horse

Restaurant

Amici
Any Restaurant
Castle
Chilli Hut
Chiricoís
Dragon Restaurant

Golden Palace Restaurant
Health Hub (The)
Jainbi Seafood Restaurant
Kings
Luscious Juice Bar
Maluís
Mando Chinese Restaurant
Orchid Bay Thai Restaurant
Rajkot
Saffron
Skyline
The Aljanat
The Park
Villa Rosa
White Horse

School

Abbey Middle School
Act One Theatre School
Beauchamp Middle School
Bedford High School
Bedford Modern School

Bedford Preparatory School
Bedford School
Bedfordshire Youth Dance Co
Cherry Trees Nursery School
Dame Alice Harpur School
Goldington Middle School
John Bunyan School
Kempston Lower School
Peter Pan Nursery School
Pilgrimís Pre-Preparatory School
Polam School
Rushmoor School
Southway Nursery School
Springfield Lower School
St Andrewís School
St Johnís School
The Redford School Of Speech & Drama

Self-Catering

Featherdown Farm

Solicitor

Bedford Family Law
Borneo Martell Solicitors

C C Bell & Son
Ciampa Solicitors
Duchennes
Fullers Family Law Practice
Heald Heffron
Hilliers Solicitors
Mellows
Palmers Ltd
Park Woodfine
Premier Solicitors
Rehmans Solicitors
Shah
Woodfines Solicitors
Young & Co

Taxi

1 Atlas Cars
A A A Cars
A G S Cars Ltd
A To B Cars
A1 Cabs
Anglia Cars

Arrow Cars
Bedford Taxis
Business Travel & Express
City Cars
Direct Cars
Eagle Cars
Pride Cars
Town and Country Cars Bedford

Theatre

Act One Theatre School
Bedford Corn Exchange
Bedford School Theatre
Bowen West Community Theatre
Full House Theatre Company

Vet

Northcraft Veterinary Clinic

Sports Clubs

AFC Kempston Rovers (Amateur Football)
Bedford and County AC (Athletics)
Bedford Athletic Rugby Club (Rugby Union)
Bedford Blues Rugby Club (Rugby Union)
Bedford Hockey Club (Women's Hockey)
Bedford Hockey Club (Men's Hockey)

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Bedford Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Bedford LTC (Tennis)
Bedford Rowing (Rowing)
Bedford Town (Women's Hockey)
Bedford Town (Men's Hockey)
Bedford Town (Amateur Football)
Bedford Town CC (Cricket)
Bedford United & Valerio (Amateur Football)
Bedford Yardy's CC (Cricket)
Bedfordshire Road CC (Cycling)
Biddenham CC (Boxing)
Harrold CC (Cricket)
Sporting Chance Racing Club (Athletics)
St Andrews CC (Cricket)
Thurleigh CC (Cricket)
Westfield CC (Cricket)

Shops

College Farm
Debenhams
Wesley Owen Books & Music
Gem Hut

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No Limitz Sports
Millyards
Lurlemann Florists
Autumn Flowers Ltd
Boots
Pell Farm Shop
F Harris & Son
Early Learning Centre
Rymans
Cottage Farm Nurseries
Maulden Garden Centre
Staples Garden Centre Ltd
Seasons Garden Centre (Miltons) Ltd
Edible Ornamentals
Asterby Chalkcroft Nursery
Castle Pets
Dorothy Perkins
Goldharts
Humphriss & Burgess
Boot & Shoe Co Ltd
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Howorths
Evans
Waterstones
J D Sports
Staples
Halfords
BodyShop
Beales
Toys R Us
PC World
Wickes
Priory Organix
Wholefoods & Health
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Peacocks
Homebase
Mothercare
Gamestation
Game
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The Eagle Gallery
No Limits Art Gallery
The Art Centre
BCA Gallery
The Cafe Bookshop Ltd
The Private Shop
The Works
County Town Books
W S Records
Classic Music
Big Shot Records
Langford Family Butchers
David Jon Butchers
Eric the Butcher
Bobby's Butchers
D P Clarke
Lindleys Chemist
Meiklejohn Pharmacy Ltd
OM Pharmacy
Bedford Pharmacy
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Berkeley Pharmacy
Kays Chemist
Ellis Chemist
Lloyds Pharmacy
Janssens Pharmacy
Begees Nursery Goods
Baby College Bedford
Little Monkey Murals
Out 'n' About A.T.P Ltd
Over the Rainbow
Toymaster Kingdom
Clued Up
Planet Clothing Ladies
Bubbly's Pahnawa Fashions
Above Average
Jinx
Michael Bailey
Funky Junction
Planet 2
Se7en
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Profile
Maysons
Claytons
J E Beale Department Store plc
Focus
This & That
Diamonds & Pearls
The Bead Room
Fleurette - Flowers of Distinction
Bedford Florist
Harpur Centre Florists
Gallyot Flowers
The Flower Gallery
Orchid Flowers
The Boundary
The Cottage Bakery
The Cake Shop
La Rondine
The Baker's Oven
Uppercrust
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The Cheese Kitchen
Pumpernickel
Get Fresh Fruit & Veg
The Fruit Basket
Super Green
Chocolate Dreams
Arcadia
Pat's General Store
Avon Foodmarket
Thandi Foodstore
The Italian Deli
News Food & Wine
The Chocolate Box
Rice & Spice
Tavistock Wine Shop
Duchroth Wines
CJ Beavis Limited
Charisma
Plush Of Bedford
Liberty Hairdressing Services
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Jones Miller Hair Ltd
Silks
Charlotte Charles Hair Studio
Urbanite
Studio Zen Hairdressing
Moda Hair Studio
Giovanna Hair Stylists
Alex Hair & Tanning Rooms
QI Health & Beauty
Bedford Skin Clinic
Ocean Beauty & Tanning
Beauty Rituals
Signature Beauty
American Top Nails
Shenlong Chinese Medicine
Dr China
Herbal Gardens Ltd
Hatters Fine Furnishings
The Leather Studio
Harrison Gibson
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Classic Reproduction & Upholstery
Cargo Homeshop
Kashar Carpet & Furniture Centre
Baker Bros Jewellers
John Bull & Co (Bedford) Ltd
Fraser Hart Jewellers
John Medhurst Ltd
Sena Jewellers
Collins Jewellers
Sai Jewellers
Civic Telecom
Mega Mobiles
The Music Centre
Guitar Empire
Music Major
Simon Donne Opticians
John Kaye Optometrist
Simon Browning Opticians
Brighteyes Opticians
Allders Opticians
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Blacks
Party Poppers
All Occasions Discos
T.J's Disco & Karaoke
As If By Magic (Fancy Dress Hire)
Blown Away Balloons
Bedfordshire Balloons
Gotcha Photographic Studio
ZigZag Photography
Charles Hills Photography
Digitally Yours
Bedford Photo Centre
Colour Shop
Raffael's Italian Shoes
Walberrys
Mario Picciano Shoe Repairs
Odells Shoe Repairs
Sportsform
Step 'N' Pump
Majorsporty
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F Tollman & Co
The Stationery Co.Ltd
Colemans of Bedford
Springfield Business Supplies Ltd
Clean Stream Dry Cleaners
Buzz Bees Birthday Card Shop
Bromham Water Mill
Nothing But Tea
Coffee Cavern
WS Records
Dreams
Clarks
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
Mr Fish
Greycote Castles
Greycourt Florists
Picture Gallery (The)
Indulge Hairdressing
Harpur Studio
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Sparkle Wedding Stationery & Gifts
River Island
Topman
Topshop
BHS
DJ Mickey
Kempston Footwear

Antiques

Ayuka Ltd
Better Than New
Architectural Antiques
Brown's Antiques, Billiards & Interiors
Charles Hay Antiques
Manor Antiques & Interiors
Antiquarius
DW Sherwood (Antiques) Ltd

Activities

Zen Kempo Ryu Jitsu Association(Martial Arts)
Sporting Targets(Shooting)
Box End Park Water Ski(Water Sports)
Brogborough Board Sailing Club(Water Sports)

Places to Stay near Bedford

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De Parys Hotel (0.26 miles)

De Parys Hotel

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A family-owned inn with a personal touch, De Pary's welcomes business and leisure guests with a beautiful garden, all within easy reach of the M1/A1 motorways.

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Bedford Swan Hotel (0.28 miles)

Bedford Swan Hotel

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Built in 1794 for the 5th Duke of Bedford this beautiful hotel overlooks the River Ouse in the centre of Bedford. Refurbished and standing in an attractive riverside position. The Bedford Swan ... More

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Park Inn Bedford (0.34 miles)

Park Inn Bedford

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The Park Inn Bedford is a wonderfully vibrant hotel, set in the busy market town of Bedford. Relax in the Pilgrim Bar before dining in the Terrace Restaurant or work ... More

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Embankment Hotel (0.36 miles)

Embankment Hotel

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Today the Embankment hotel offers all the modern visitor could want today - 20 bedrooms all en suite and with telephone and television. Room rates include breakfast and a choice of ... More

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The Grafton (0.52 miles)

The Grafton
A Family-run pub with rooms to let, the Grafton offers budget rooms and bar food. All rooms have simple, modern decor,satellite TV, wash hand basin and tea/coffee making facilities. All rooms have shared bathrooms. Free ... More | visit website
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Bethany House (0.74 miles)

Bethany House

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Bethany House is a family-run B&B located in a quiet residential area of Bedford, within easy walking distance of the central shopping area, the mainline railway station, and the bus ... More

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Shakespeare Hotel (0.75 miles)

Shakespeare Hotel

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* 22 En-suite Bedrooms* 5 minutes walk from Rail Station* 10 minutes walk from town centre* Themed restaurant & Bar* Parties, Weddings & Conferences* Drinks at Pub prices* Ample Car ... More

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Travelodge Bedford (0.94 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina) (1.28 miles)

Premier Inn Bedford (Priory Marina)
Ideally located within the peaceful Priory Country Park, yet just a 5 minute drive from Bedford town centre. Within the country park is a cinema, gym and bingo for entertainment, all only a 5 minute ... More | visit website
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Innkeepers Lodge (1.65 miles)

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Located opposite goldington green and just off the bedford bypass this lodge is ideally located for guests wishing to experience the culture of this area with bedford museum and cecil ... More

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