Galley Hill is an area of north-west Milton Keynes which takes its name from the site of the ancient gallows. Built during the early 1970's, it was one of the first areas to be developed in the new city. There is a local centre and two schools. However, most of the local services are to be found the other side of Queen Eleanor Street at Stony Stratford. Galley Hill is often considered to be part and parcel of Stony itself. The city of Milton Keynes now provides for most people's needs including a very good communication system of roads and rail. The mainline railway station provides fast, direct InterCity services to commute to London Euston and the North. Access to the main A5 road is 2 miles away and M1 Motorway access is approximately 6 miles away at Junctions 13 and 14, making both the M25 and M6 motorways respectively very accessible. Luton International Airport is 25 miles away. The Central Milton Keynes shopping centre features one of the largest undercover shopping centres in the UK with extensive entertainment facilities including nightclubs, bars, restaurants and a new Theatre district. In the surrounding areas can be found a comprehensive range of fitness/health clubs, indoor and outdoor sports centres and quality golf courses plus the internationally renowned Stables venue at Wavendon. Further leisure facilities include the National Hockey Stadium, bowling alleys, an ice rink and several large multiplex cinemas, the largest indoor ski slope in the UK plus dedicated water sports and equestrian facilities, all within easy access.