In the Heart of Hitchin.

Hitchin is a historic and busy market town located just off the A1 in North Hertfordshire.

It has a wealth of specialist shops, cafés and restaurants as well as many of the big name high street stores.

Hitchin is also famous for having the largest traditional open market in the home counties which has been in the town for over 500 years!

There is also a lively night life with a good selection of restaurants, bars and pubs.

The town has excellent access to road (A1, M1, M25), rail and air connections and is especially well located for quick and easy access to London which is 30 minutes away by train to the Eurostar international terminal at King’s Cross / St Pancras.

Other places of interest nearby such as Cambridge and Peterborough are just 30 minutes away by train.

Airports close by are London Luton, 20 minutes away by road, and Stansted, around 45 minutes.

Local Amenities

Hitchin is a great place to go shopping, eat out or just grab a quick coffee and sandwich.

Unlike many serviced offices, Eastway Enterprise Centre isn’t stuck out on a remote industrial estate – we’re right in the middle of all the action in the centre of Hitchin town.

All the major banks and the post office are located within a few minutes walking distance where you will find and excellent balance of specialist/local shops and big name high street stores.

Some of the high street names you’ll find in Hitchin are:

✔ Marks & Spencer
✔ Sainsbury’s
✔ Waitrose
✔ Monsoon
✔ Next
✔ Boots
✔ WHSmith
✔ Fat Face
✔ Toni and Guy
✔ Vinegar Hill
✔ Banks – Natwest, Nationwide, Lloyds, HSBC, Barclays

… and some of the local shops are:

✔ Eric T Moore Books – Antiquarian bookshop offers an out-of-print book search service
✔ Reflections of Infinity – Unique jewellery designs in sterling silver and more
✔ The Aspidistra – Quirky gifts for the customer who likes something different
✔ Harvest Moon – Unusual gifts and environmentally friendly fare from around the world

… some places to eat, drink and socialise:

✔ Pitcher & Piano
✔ Chia Cafe
✔ Bar Azita
✔ The Snug
✔ Starbucks
✔ Groundworks
✔ Cafe Nero
✔ Pizza Express

Mainline Rail Link

Hitchin has some great rail connections and as well as being within commuting distance of London also offers quick and easy access to the rest of the country, and Europe too!

Hitchin station is around 5 minutes from the town centre by car or 20 minutes on foot. There are plenty of taxis available right outside on the station forecourt if you need one.

The station is serviced by First Capital Connect and is within 10 minutes of connections to the East Coast Mainline and 30 minutes from the Eurostar Terminal at St Pancras which makes Hitchin well placed for rail access to the rest of the country.

Some major locations that are within easy and direct reach by train are:

✔ London – King’s Cross / St Pancras – For access to the new Eurostar International Terminal as well as the Victoria, Piccadilly, Northern Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City tube lines.
✔ Cambridge
✔ Peterborough
✔ Stevenage
✔ Potters Bar
✔ Welwyn Garden City
✔ Hatfield
✔ Letchworth

By changing at Stevenage (10 minutes away by train) you can pick up the East Coast Mainline Intercity services to Leeds, Doncaster, Hull, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Road Links

Hitchin is very well placed for road access being to the A1 (2 miles) and around 10 miles to the M1 at Junctions 7 or 8 and within easy reach of the M25.

There is a good cross country link between the A1 and M1 via Hitchin.

It is also close to the A6 and lies on the A600 and A505.


The rest of the world is within easy reach of Hitchin by way of London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports.

Hitchin is just 7 miles, by road, from London Luton (the home of EasyJet), 22 miles from London Stansted and just 34 miles from Heathrow and London City Airports.

More information about London Luton:

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More information about London Stansted:

  • Hundreds of flights to UK, European, Far East and Australian destinations
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  • Airport maps and terminal information

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