Located just 25 minutes from London in the vibrant county of Hertfordshire, Welwyn Garden City is one of only two such settlements in the country, mixing the best of rural life with all the convenience of a modern metropolis. It is home to a wealth of culture and history, cutting edge sport and leisure facilities, beautiful countryside, and great transport links.
The town, which is due to celebrate its centenary in 2020, has innevitably attracted a strong commercial base since it was first created. It has several commercial zones, with HSBC, Ocado and Xerox all having important bases there. Welwyn Garden City therefore attracts a lot of visitors - both for leisure and business - and caters for all with its vast range of restaurants, bars and cultural activities, as well as some of the best shopping in the region.
Whatever the reason for your visit, your sure to find something that appeals in this unique location.
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Welwyn Garden City has a selection of fantastic places to stay, but the area you choose will depend largely on the reason for your visit - tourists may want to stay closer to Old Welwyn, with it’s village atmosphere and picturesque rural surroundings, whilst business travellers will no doubt wish to be closer to the commercial areas. Whatever the reason for your visit, if you are planning on an extended stopover, then a serviced apartment could be exactly what you are looking for.
The Squa.re can offer a range of properties to suit the requirements of your individual trip - whether you are looking for a luxury studio or corporate housing. Each of our offerings features a luxurious interior, with contemporary decor and the highest quality furnishings. Our serviced apartments offer the convenience of a hotel with the added privacy of having your own space.
The town is something of an attraction in itself, a vibrant centre combined with beautiful floral displays, tree gardens and award-winning parks, not to mention Welwyn Garden City’s annual World Food Festival. History enthusiasts will want to pay a visit to the Welwyn Roman Baths - fascinating remains from around 1,800 years ago. Outdoor lovers will enjoy Stanborough Park, which comprises two large lakes and 126 acres of award-winning parkland. There are nature walks and orienteering trails with maps, Vertigo Adventure’s high and low ropes course, angling, and a sailing lake.
There are also great leisure facilities in the town - including Hertfordshire’s only dedicated ice-skating rink, as well as a CW Entertainment, a premier entertainment venue with cinema, children’s entertainment centre, and a 320-seat theatre.
The Howard Centre is the place for shopping, located in the town centre with around 45 stores. The surrounding percent also has several other famous high street retailers, including John Lewis, New Look, and a large Sainsburys.
As a garden city Welwyn is by nature say to navigate on foot. Most of the central amenities are within close proximity to each other and so public transport is not necessary. However, the town also features an excellent bus service, with routes around the surrounding areas as well as into Luton, St Albans and Stevenage.
From the railway station, there are around nine trains per hour into London during busy periods, with a journey time of as little as 28 minutes. There are also direct lines to Cambridge and Letchworth Garden City, via Stevenage.
The town also has several taxi and private hire firms, offering reasonable rates for journeys to the surround areas that might be harder to reach by public transport.
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