This month will mark the 4th #LoveMK day since Destination MK, the official tourism organisation for Milton Keynes, started the trend in 2012. As key supporters of the city’s past, present and future, on Thursday 28th April we – alongside hundreds of others – will aim to set social media alight with quirky depictions of the hashtag, causing our great city to start trending.
#LoveMK Day aims to celebrate MK in all its glory, promoting the city as a great destination for businesses, as well as for leisure, sports and entertainment. It’s certainly a place people take great pride in, evident from the sense of community and potential.
As professionals and residents of Milton Keynes we may be slightly biased, but we think that this great city has everything to offer and more, whether you’re into country walks, skydiving, fine dining, fantastic shopping, or the arts.
Here are the top 15 reasons we all #LoveMK!
- Development sits comfortably next to greenery, with parks, green spaces and lakes nestled amongst the estates and business areas.
- There’s ALWAYS something going on, from festivals to family fun days, marathons, concerts, sporting events to live music and theatre.
- Travel for 5 minutes and you feel like you’re in the deepest countryside.
- … And indeed you are! There are so many beautiful rural villages just a stone’s throw away.
- MK is connected, with high speed transport to London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. We’re also just 30 miles from the m25, and the m1 runs through the eastern edge of the city.
- With 130 roundabouts – that’s almost 4 per square mile! – it’s easy to see why MK is often called Roundabout City, but the running joke doesn’t detract from the grid system’s practicality. Sure, we might never know precisely which roundabout we’re on, but we love how easy it makes driving.
- That same grid system has helped to mould out communities, each with its own village feel.
- MK behaves like a city, but doesn’t feel like one. We attribute that to its confidence and vibrancy!
- Innovation is what we do, and when we bend our minds to something we really trail blaze, from SmartCities to driverless pods and much more.
- Even the less common sports are embraced, from wakeboarding to skiing, go-carting, skydiving and biking in the Woburn woods.
- You never have to cross a road if on foot or on a bicycle, since the city really encourages cleaner and more active modes of transport.
- It’s so clean!
- The canal that runs through the heart of the city is fantastic for biking, walking, jogging or just a great place to meet.
- Our many parks – from Ouzel Valley to Caldecotte, Willen, Furzton and Campbell Park.
- Milton Keynes has such a “can do” attitude, apparent in both businesses and local communities.
Keep an eye out for how we’re going to celebrate #LoveMK day ID style on social media on the 28th April!