Happy Birthday Milton Keynes

January 26th, 2017

If you have anything to do with Milton Keynes then you’ll definitely know about MK50 – Milton Keynes’ 50th Birthday celebrations.


It has been a fabulous 50 years for Milton Keynes and here at City Stay we’re super proud to be based here!


Over last 50 years, Milton Keynes has gone through some major changes, from being a small town to now being a major player in the whole of the UK, due to high employment rates and distribution channels to the rest of the country, including being so close to London.


In the accommodation world, Milton Keynes has also changed a lot, from having one or two hotels in the early days to now having a wide selection of hotels, including, of course, our serviced apartments and soon to open – apart-hotel.


A little history…


It all started in 1967, when developments in MK started, with the aim of relieving the housing problems and provide a business hub for the county of Buckinghamshire.


Moving forward 22 years, to 1979, the first shopping mall in the UK was opened in Milton Keynes, in the same year, Milton Keynes Bowl opened with its first concert – it has now played host to some of the most notorious bands and artists from around the world.


In 1982 CMK – Milton Keynes’s train station was opened, linking directly to London – a great moment for Milton Keynes, improving the commercial attraction as well as meaning more and more people wanted to live here.


Another momentous occasion happened in 1997 when Milton Keynes borough became a unitary authority, independent from the county council. Showcasing the growth Milton Keynes was and still is having.


In 2004, controversially Wimbledon FC became MK Dons, relocating to Milton Keynes. The epic stadium (opened officially in 2007) has also played host to some fantastic international sporting fixtures.


Today Milton Keynes has an estimated population of 255,000 people!!!



We love Milton Keynes here at City Stay Serviced Apartments and because of MK50 we are now offering this special deal:


Book a stay with us in February for a minimum of 2 nights then you’ll get 10% off! Just quote MK50.


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