Hitchin is a historic market town in the north of Hertfordshire. Conference and meeting delegates can reach Hitchin train station in half an hour by train from London Kings Cross train station. Hitchin is not too far from both the A1(M) and the A6, therefore it is an easy destination to reach by car.
Hitchin town is full of history with some beautiful Tudor buildings, which adds to Hitchin’s uniqueness. Hitchin is famous for its Market Place, which was established in the 17th century when a corn exchange was built. The market is popular amongst Hitchin residents as it is open on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and the artisan food stalls that sells breads to olives are the most popular.
Not only does Hitchin have a market square it is also adjacent to some beautiful greenery called Windmill Hill. Windmill Hill is a steep hill, not far from the town centre, with a stunning view of the whole of Hitchin and which add to the serenity of Hitchin and allows residents to escape for a while from the bustling market square and town centre.
Although Hitchin is famous for its markets, independent shops and café culture, it is also home to nationally recognised stores such as supermarkets like Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, therefore allows residents to access the essential amenities.
Hitchin has, unexpectedly, some quirky things for residents and visitors to do. Hitchin Lavender Fields is open every day in the Summer months where visitors can pick a bag of lavender from the gorgeous stretch of lavender fields that are in the Hitchin countryside. The fields create a breathing space and escape for residents from the bustling market square and town centre.
Hitchin has also produced some famous alumni such as singer-songwriter James Bay and Arsenal professional footballer Jack Wilshere.