A Guide to Hitchin, Herts

Rich in history, this quaint town is establishing itself as one of the most sought after places to live in Hertfordshire. Combining old world charm with the essentials for modern living, Hitchin provides an enjoyable and interesting visit.

Shopping in Hitchin

Take a stroll around the town and enjoy its beautiful heritage and architecture, which house some of the town’s boutiques. There’s a pleasant mix of high street retailers and independent stores. A new addition to the town is Candl-ibrium. Perfect timing for autumn, browse its selection of beautiful handcrafts candles made from eco soy wax to give your home a warm and fragrant touch.  

For fresh produce, locals gather for the market on a Tuesday, Friday or Saturday where regional producers and craftsman showcase their best.

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Things to do in Hitchin 

For those looking to understand more about the town’s history, visit The British Schools Museum, set in school buildings that developed in the site between 1837 and 1905. The classrooms are open to the public and are furnished and equipped to show the history of elementary education from 1810 to 1969. This hands-on museum allows visitors to try dipping their pen in an inkwell and writing in a sand tray or slate, and play with early toys, games, and puzzles.

Art lovers should make their way to Red Art Gallery located at the Churchyard. Here you’ll find canvas prints and wall art ranging from landscape to pop art.

Places to eat and drink in Hitchin 

The food scene in Hitchin offers something for all tastes and budgets. You’ll find popular cafes and tea rooms. For evening dining try the town’s Mediterranean influenced restaurant DeRoka or for a taste of Asia visit Japanese restaurant Kazoku. One of the newest additions to the food scene is Uva Shop & Bar; a wine shop by day and bar by night.

For residents or visitors looking to extend their stay to the later hours, BBs Bar is one of the town’s latest hotspot with music, sports and a good selection of beverages.

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