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Letchworth is a town located in the county of Hertfordshire. The town is also known as Letchworth Garden City and has the distinction of being the first ever garden city in UK. In the early 1900s when the town was being planned, there was a marked difference between an industrial town and country villages. At that time, Ebenezer Howard believed that garden cities could be created that would be an ideal amalgamation of picturesque countryside and thriving industry. Thus Letchworth was born and even a century after it was created, continues to prosper and set an example for the creation of various such cities across the world. Britain’s first ever roundabout was also built in the vicinity in 1909.
The main commercial centre is known as Garden City Estate, which houses numerous serviced offices of varied businesses. Building contractors, computer services firms, real estate companies and marketing consultancies are the different types of businesses located in the vicinity. Croudace Homes Group has their regional offices in Letchworth. The retail park at Baldock houses smaller shops retail spaces such as curtain fitters, craft shops, gunsmiths, second hand furniture stores and beauty salons.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Broadway Cinema is a great venue for movie lovers as it offers luxurious seating in all of its four screens. Not only can you watch the latest releases in style, but you can also enjoy 3D movies at two of the four screens in the cinema complex. Letchworth is home to several traditional pubs that provide fantastic night-time entertainment. These include The Arena Tavern, Colonnade Pub and The Three Magnets Pub. Diners will love the Italian food at L’Artista, as much for its splendid taste as for the variety of dishes on offer. For some of the best tapas outside of Spain visit the La Concha Wine & Tapas Bar.
Letchworth City railway station is the primary railhead in the area, with access to services on the Great Northern Line from Kings Cross. In addition to direct trains that end at Letchworth, services also run all the way to Cambridge, with Letchworth being a stop on the route. Road connectivity to other parts of the county is good with the A1 motorway passing by. Heathrow Airport can be reached in less under an hour by rail or road.