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Visiting London 2012?
Look no further for a place to base yourself when this "once in a generation" sporting event comes to London. Bedford has fast rail connections, taking just 40 minutes to St Pancras International where "The Javelin" gets you to Stratford in just 7 minutes
Bedford has a great sporting tradition that spans the decades and can count many former Olympians as its sons and daughters; probably the best known of these is Paula Radcliffe MBE, women's marathon world record holder and Life Vice President of Bedford & County Athletics Club. The award winning Bedford International Athletics Stadium is home to the athletics club and has acquired a reputation as one of the finest facilities of its kind in the UK including 8-lane, floodlit, mondo track, athletics field events area, indoor sports hall with 60 metre sprint track and eight badminton courts as well as an American football pitch and two full size floodlit rugby pitches.
Home of Afternoon Tea
Did you know that Anna Maria Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford created Afternoon Tea?
Spy Capital of Britain
Who described Bedfordshire as “the spy capital of Britain”?
Discover John Bunyan's Bedford
John Bunyan is perhaps Bedford's most famous son. The 17th century tinker- turned preacher and author of, one of the most well known books of all time, ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’.