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Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

High Wycombe, commonly known as Wycombe, is a large town in Buckinghamshire, England. Situated approximately half way between London and Oxford, it is 29 miles west-north-west of Charing Cross in London.

Wycombe is a combination of industrial and market town, with a traditional emphasis on furniture production. There has been a market held in the High Street since at least medieval times. The town has always had a presence of industry, which in the 17th century exceeded the market town and now Wycombe remains more industrial in character. In addition, High Wycombe is bustling with shops, bars, clubs, restaurants and a thriving theatre.

Purple Flag

In 2010, High Wycombe was one of only six towns and cities across the UK to be recognised for offering evening visitors an entertaining and safe night out. Purple Flag is a national award for town centres - similar to the Blue Flag for beaches and the Green Flag for green spaces - and is backed by central and local government.

To win Purple Flag status, towns and cities must be welcoming to everyone, offer safe ways for visitors to travel home, provide a good mix of venues and attractions, and appeal to visitors not just at night but during the day too. Purple Flag towns can expect to benefit from lower crime and anti-social behaviour, and more visitors.

Tourism

Wycombe district's picturesque villages, historic towns, rural scenes and warm hospitality make it a great place to visit, explore and unwind in. Enjoy a day's sightseeing and shopping in towns such as Marlow and Princes Risborough. Take time to explore the rich cultural and literary heritage and follow in the footsteps of writers such as John Milton, TS Elliot, Mary Shelley and Jerome K Jerome who have all taken inspiration from the area through many cultural attractions including:

Wycombe Swan Theatre - Presents audiences with the finest in local, national and international companies and performers.

Wycombe Museum- Set in beautiful grounds, and with exciting hands-on activities, Wycombe Museum is a great place to discover the fascinating and varied history of the district and the famous collection of Windsor chairs.

Hughenden Manor A red brick Victorian mansion that, in the 19th century, was the country house of the Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. Today, it is owned by the National Trust and fully open to the public.

Countryside

For those looking to escape to the countryside at the weekend, the district's beautiful walks and cosy pubs mean that a rural retreat is easily accessible. If you enjoy walking, the Ridgeway and River Thames footpaths will lead you through secluded valleys, nature reserves, woods and historic towns.

Shopping

High Wycombe is a thriving market town for people who like the bustling atmosphere of a lively centre and the newly opened Eden, High Wycombe shopping area, has brought excellent shopping facilities and nightlife, including a range of cafes and restaurants.

Eden
Eden is a shopping and entertainment complex in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in the south east of England. With a floor area of 850,000 square feet, it is the 28th largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom and the largest in the surrounding area. The centre includes 107 shops, a bowling alley, a cinema and a library (which opened on 3 June 2008), as well as parking for 1600 cars on site with Car Parking other car parks available nearby.

Film and TV

Film makers and TV producers have also chosen the district as the ideal location for many classic movies and TV programmes including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gosford Park and The Vicar of Dibley.

Uxbridge

Bucks New University has a second campus located in Uxbridge. Located a five minute walk from Uxbridge underground station, and it usually takes less than forty-five minutes to reach all of London’s attractions.

The world-class shopping, the globally acclaimed theatres, museums, concert halls and art galleries as well as the diverse nightlife need few words of introduction. What you may not know is that London is also bursting with free special events, festivals and attractions, so as a student you can take advantage of what the capital has to offer.

With two large shopping centres, The Chimes and The Mall, Uxbridge is among the top ten shopping destinations in London. However it's sometimes easy to forget that Uxbridge itself has a surprisingly generous choice of shops, bars and restaurants. Situated right next to the big name stores are the historic Windsor Street and the Market House, which boast a number of independent shops to explore.

Every Wednesday a craft market is held in The Mall, offering a host of different arts and crafts to suit every taste. A weekly farmers' market is held every Sunday morning, and you can pick up fresh local produce such as fruit and veg, meat and preserves.

As well as the excellent links into the centre of London, there are also some hidden gems dotted around the area, such as the huge Colne Valley Park and the Grand Union Canal - you can, if you are so inclined, walk or cycle down the tow-path all the way to Camden Lock, or even hire a canal boat for the day!

London

Both campuses are located near London, the capital city of England. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who called it Londinium.

London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. With a diverse range of peoples, cultures and religions there are more than 300 languages spoken within its boundaries.

The culture is focused around the arts, music, museums, festivals and other entertainment in London, the capital city of the United Kingdom. The city is particularly renowned for its theatre quarter, and its West End theatre district has given the name to "West End theatre", the strand of mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres in London. London is also home to notable cultural attractions such as the British Museum, the Tate Galleries, the National Gallery, the Notting Hill Carnival and The O2.

A variety of landmarks and objects are cultural icons associated with London, such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the tube map. Many other British cultural icons are strongly associated with London in the minds of visiting tourists, including the red telephone box, the routemaster bus, the black taxi and the Union Flag.

The city of London has also served as an inspiration for other cities in the world, most notably Mumbai (Bombay), whose infrastructure and transport system is modelled on London. There are streets in Mumbai which bear the same name as streets in London.

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