I’m really excited to interview Lindsay Williams of Lindsay Does Languages about Milton Keynes, England. Before meeting Lindsay, I have to admit that I had never heard of this town until she mentioned the Enigma Code from World War II. Lindsay’s suggests taking a detour from London to explore this new city. Although the city was formed in the late 1960s, it has a history that dates back 100s of years. When you visit, you’ll experience a blend of urban planning and historical sites that are well-suited for everyone in your traveling party.

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View of City Centre at night. Photo courtesy of Destination Milton Keynes.

Milton Keynes, England

Milton Keynes is a “new” city that has a lot to offer. I love how important this city was during World War II in the Allied forces’ effort to crack the Enigma Code. The history and significance are undeniable.

However, as much as the city embraces its role in that defining moment of our eventual victory, the city forges on. A lot of small businesses and startups now call Milton Keynes home thanks to its focus on building leading-edge services and infrastructure. It was recently picked as a top-five city for business startups per 10,000 citizens.

When you visit Milton Keynes, the weather is as you would expect it to be in London. Often foggy and wet, the best time to visit is the Spring or Autumn. The International Festival that occurs every two years during even years is a must-see experience. Guests are treated to 10 days of food, fun, and friends that will create memories you’ll enjoy for years.

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Destination Milton Keynes, the local convention and visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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City Church Park. Photo courtesy of Destination Milton Keynes

Getting around Milton Keynes, England

The closest airport is London Luton Airport, which is a 30-minute drive to downtown Milton Keynes.

London offers many airport options. You can fly into any of them and take the train to Milton Keynes from Euston.

Lindsay says that you should rent a car if you want to explore beyond the city center. Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around although most locals stick with taxis.

If you need to rent a car, click here for the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz. Parking is readily available across the city and is free after 6 pm.

If you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.

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Furtzon Lake. Photo courtesy of Destination Milton Keynes.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Lindsay Williams about Milton Keynes, England. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Milton Keynes, England
  • Green dots = best things to do in Milton Keynes, England
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Milton Keynes, England

Who is Lindsay Williams?

Lindsay Williams runs a small business offering private language lessons. She teaches people, groups, and corporations online and in person. Her goal is to help people learn a new language, whether it be with a teacher or on their own.

As someone who travels the world, I love how she inspires people to connect with cultures other than their own. Knowing multiple languages makes it easier to travel internationally and make new friends. And ordering the right thing off the menu because you can read the local language is always a wonderful thing.

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Lindsay at the 64 pillars at MK Rose.

Here are a couple of articles that she’s written:

I recommend that you sign up for Lindsay’s Little Language Library. It is an ever-growing collection of free downloads for you to enjoy.

You can connect with Lindsay Williams at her website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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