The World's First Garden City

Things to do

THINGS TO DO LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY

Right from its inception, Letchworth Garden City was designed to be like nowhere else in England – a whole settlement built on the idea of combining ‘the health of the country with the comforts of the town’. Today, its pioneering spirit is matched by an imaginative mix of shops and services that is ripe for exploring. Click on the links below for a taste of what modern Letchworth Garden City has to offer!

BRING THE KIDS

With award-winning playgrounds, fabulous parkland and a fine range of family-friendly shops, Letchworth Garden City is the perfect place to bring the kids on a weekend or during those long school holidays….

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GOING OUT

Planning an evening out in Letchworth? A fine range of dining choices await you – British, Italian, Spanish, Indian, Chinese and more – alongside welcoming town centre pubs serving traditional pub food…

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KEEPING ACTIVE

As you’d expect from a Garden City built on the foundations of good health and fitness, Letchworth Garden City is big on green spaces, sport and recreation, and the outdoor life in general…

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FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

With an annual food festival that attracts thousands from Hertfordshire and beyond, Letchworth Garden City is fast becoming one of the county’s top culinary destinations…

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STYLE AND FASHION

Letchworth’s mix of independent boutiques and some of the top names in high street clothing ensure the town is well worth a visit for your day-to-day needs…

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GIFTS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS

If you’re looking for something unusual or even unique – a gift for a friend or relative, perhaps – come and explore the outstanding independent shops that help make Letchworth Garden City such an individual shopping destination…

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PAMPERING & WELL BEING

Back in the 1900s, Letchworth Garden City was established with the prime aim of promoting good health and wellbeing. Today the feel good factor is as strong as ever thanks to an abundance of businesses whose aim is to help you look good and feel great…

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HOME AND GARDEN

Home makers will find everything they need in Letchworth Garden City, from showrooms full of eye pleasing ranges of traditional and contemporary furniture to state of the art electrical appliances bearing the names of the world’s top brands…

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HOBBY CORNER

Whatever your creative leanings – embroidery, knitting, cake decoration or arts and crafts in general – the specialist shops in the town centre make Letchworth Garden City a hobbyist’s heaven…

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EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS

From multi-range supermarket and convenience shopping to local shoe repairers, dry cleaners and stationers, Letchworth Garden City provides all the essential everyday services that are the lifeblood of any community…

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ARTS & CULTURE

As a cradle of the Arts & Crafts movement and the home town of Sir Laurence Olivier, Letchworth Garden City has a dazzling array of artistic and cultural associations…

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

All the key professional services – solicitors, accountants, estate agents and funeral directors among them – are represented in Letchworth Garden City, in most cases by individuals and companies with strong local roots…

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