London Eye on a clear day from across the Thames with a pleasure boat in frontLeisure – days out from Hatfield

Hatfield's location and excellent transport links mean there are a host of activities and attractions within a day's travel. From the medieval colleges of Cambridge to all the sights and experiences that London has to offer. Or, if you don't want to go far, there's always St Albans or hiking in the country.


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The attractions of London alone provides enough to fill most people's spare time with its beautiful buildings, museums, art galleries, theatres, markets...

Fast trains from Hatfield station reach London Kings Cross within 30 minutes.

Using a one-day travelcard you can explore at will. Or you might want to catch one of the tourist open-topped buses, a Thames riverboat cruise or go for a 'flight' on the London Eye (shown in the photo).

There are also a number of attractions with Hatfield links – like the Dickens Museum in Bloomsbury, which is housed in the building where he wrote Oliver Twist.



Hertford is the County town for Hertfordshire. It has been a fortified town since Saxon times thanks to its strategic location at the confluence of four rivers.

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RAF Museum

The Royal Air Force Museum wings at Hendon and Cosford both contain many aircraft linked to aviation in Hatfield.

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St Albans

St Albans is the closest city to Hatfield. Named after the first English saint, the cathedral which houses his remains dominates the skyline. While its long history is celebrated in two museums.

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