Travelling around Letchworth
Tree-lined streets and wide walkways greet the visitor to Letchworth Garden City. The world's first garden city, leafy Letchworth was originally designed to combine the best of town and country living. Its unique heritage offers beautiful green spaces, pretty, purpose-built homes and outdoor leisure facilities. On arrival, you’ll notice a strong sense of community pride in this welcoming, friendly town.
Whether you’re looking for leafy nature walks or a great town centre in which to shop, a visit to this attractive Hertfordshire town is a must. Pay a visit to one of its beautiful parks and enjoy a picnic or take part in one of the fascinating heritage trails if outdoor adventure is up your street. Transport to London and the nearby counties is easy, making this a great commuter town. There are a multitude of Arriva bus services within Letchworth that go to Hitchin, Stevenage and beyond.
If shopping is your passion, then a visit to Letchworth will be a unique experience. The town centre has a wealth of high street stores and speciality gift shops, and is known for being a hobbyist’s paradise! Pop into the quaint covered arcade and browse the Garden Square modern shopping centre. There are regular farmers markets and an Arts and Craft Markets too.
Fitness enthusiasts will find plenty to keep them entertained thanks to the Lido and open-air pool. There is also a multitude of green spaces, with a 13-mile route around the town suitable for joggers, cyclists and wheelchair users. Broadway Gardens, with its fountain and beautiful flower beds, and Howard Park, with its open-air paddling pool, are just a couple of the green spaces that are well worth a visit. Expect plenty of family fun with a family golf centre, go-karting and the Garden Cities exhibition. Those who wish to expend a little less energy can make the most of the plethora of pubs and restaurants here too.