About High Wycombe
Historically a market town but now a largely a commuter hot spot, High Wycombe sits in Buckinghamshire amidst the natural beauty of the Chiltern hills.
The market keeps on going, but today it’s the suited professionals that line the M40 and railway platform that (maybe unfairly) define the town. Home to Buckingham New University (despite Buckingham town being miles away), High Wycombe is the main base. It’s a small, fairly quiet town, with students having to rely on themselves (and the SU) to find entertainment.
There are some nice pubs, trendier bars for the students with more pounds than pennies in pocket and a couple of clubs that offer student nights and deals, but in reality students don’t choose the uni for the nightlife. The university publicly funded and is proud to offer higher education opportunities to people from all backgrounds.
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- Bucks New University
As recently as 1912 High Wycombe was known as Chipping Wycombe, which sounds a lot more fun
High Wycombe was once the furniture capital of England - so either they were good at making it or had a lot of spare seats at parties
In a great tradition, the town weighs the mayor every year to make sure they aren't getting fat off of the residents' taxes!