Welcome to the world’s first Garden City

Welcome to Letchworth, the world's first Garden City
Welcome to Letchworth, the world's first Garden City

Whether visiting family and friends or here to enjoy a day out, there’s plenty to see and do in Letchworth, the world’s first Garden City.

Planned to combine the best of ‘town and country’ living, Letchworth Garden City offers something quite different, a unique heritage and some interesting places to explore.

From The Spirella Building to The Cloisters, you’ll be fascinated by the range of architecture, from Arts and Crafts to Art Deco.

In the town centre, you’ll find the perfect mix of attractions with specialist shops, a range of places to eat and drink from independant coffee shops to well known restaurant chains, an art deco four-screen cinema /theatre, the International Garden Cities Exhibition, an arts centre and regular farmers’ markets.

For the more active, why not enjoy a round of golf at one of the town’s courses or make a summertime splash at the Outdoor Pool.

As you explore further, you will discover a host of green open spaces, Broadway Gardens with the splendid fountain at its end, Howard Park with the children's paddling pool, play area and a refreshment kiosk and Norton Common where you may see Muntjac deer and the famous black squirrels!

The Garden City Greenway offers an exhilarating amble or cycle ride in the fresh air around a 13-mile route, encircling the town. The whole route is accessible for both childrens buggies and wheelchair users.

You’ll find a number of stops on the way, with a visit to Standalone Farm a must for the little ones.

Getting here couldn’t be simpler. Just half an hour by road from the towns of Cambridge and Luton. You might even choose to leave the car at home and take advantage of the town’s excellent rail links and centrally located station.

Your first port of call on arrival is Letchworth Garden City Local & Tourist Information Centre on Station Road, in the heart of the town centre.

There you will find welcoming and helpful staff with a host of information and leaflets on local
attractions, accommodation, eateries, events and much more. Details on accessibility on many of the town centre shops and establishments are available on DisabledGo.com

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