Waltham Cross is one of the closest towns in Hertfordshire to London. Conference and meeting delegates can reach Waltham Cross within a half-an-hour train journey from London Liverpool Street station.
If you’re travelling by car, Waltham Cross is just outside the M25 (Junction 25) and is also accessible by the A10 therefore it is easy to access. It is Hertfordshire’s most south eastern town therefore has the benefit of being close to London but without the busy city life.
Waltham Cross town centre has a variety of independent and nationally recognised stores, therefore allows many options for residents when it comes to shopping. The town centre also has weekly markets on Wednesdays and Friday, which is very popular amongst local residents as they are encouraged to support local businesses as well as the nationally recognised stores.
Waltham Cross is bursting with local history. The Eleanor Cross, which stands in Waltham Cross’ town centre, is a beautiful stone monument which was permitted in place by King Edward I in the 13th century. Waltham Cross’ Eleanor Cross is one of three remaining Eleanor Cross’ in England, therefore adding to the town’s uniqueness.
Fishpools furniture shop also adds to the town’s history as it was set up in 1899 by Ernest Fishpool on a mere £85. Fishpools is now known as ‘South East’s largest quality furniture store’ therefore showing how much progress has been made since the beginning and how local residents are willing to support the local businesses in the town.
Waltham Cross is also famous for being the home of Newsprinters Limited, one of the country’s largest newspaper printing companies. They were set up in 2004 and they received an investment of £650 million from News UK which meant their dream of becoming the country’s leading printing company came true.
Waltham Cross is also the home to the Lee Valley White Water Centre, which was opened for the London 2012 Olympics, and is now a training ground for white water rafters and it is open to the public.