Harpenden, this attractive town is midway between St Albans and Luton. Harpenden originated as an agricultural settlement and today the town is still surrounded by delightful countryside.
It was the arrival of the mainline railway from King's Cross to Luton that brought about the rapid growth of the community.
Over the past 100 years the town has become a highly desirable place to live and is popular with commuters to the City of London.
Many of its buildings are listed and the whole town centre is classified as a conservation area. Harpenden has a good selection of local shops, restaurants and pubs but for cinemas, theatres and nightlife residents travel to the larger neighbouring towns.
Harpenden is world famous as the home of the Rothamstead Experimental Station. Agricultural research is carried out on the site but visitors can stroll in the parkland surrounding the Institute.
Shaw's Corner Ayot St Lawrence, near Wheathampstead, Harpenden AL6 9BX
George Bernard Shaw was 50 when he bought 'The Villa' at Ayot St Lawrence in 1906 and renamed it 'Shaw's Corner'. He lived here until his death at the age of 94 years old. The house has remained unaltered since that time. At the bottom of the garden is Shaw's Corner information
Redbourn Village Museum Silk Mill House,The Common, Redbourn, Harpenden AL3 7NB
A small museum illustrating the history of the village from the Iron Age to the present day. Galleries for photographic and art exhibitions. Redbourn Village Museum information
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Situated in Harpenden, a 10-minute drive from Luton Airport, The Old Cock Inn features free Wi-Fi and free parking on site. The M1 is a short drive away and offers access to central London in less than an hour.
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