One of the key draws of this picturesque county is the commute into London. Regular trains and buses bring the capital within easy reach, as well as making your journeys throughout the county a breeze. Served by 5 London airports, Hertfordshire is spoiled for choice when it comes to domestic and international air travel. London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton airports and London City airport are all within easy travelling distance of Hertfordshire.
There are 525 schools serving Hertfordshire, where more than 175,000 children receive their education including primary, secondary, comprehensive, partially selective and private. The University of Hertfordshire is the main higher education establishment in the area, boasting strong links to the aerospace industry and excellent sports facilities it was also recently found to be the safest University in the East of England.
Hertfordshire was a thriving hub for the British film making industry for more than 60 years. Three of the Star Wars films were produced in Borehamwood and US film director Stanley Kubrick lived and worked in Elstree until he died. More recently, Elstree Studios has produced a number of popular TV shows including Eastenders, Who wants to be a Millionaire and Big Brother. At Leavesdon Film Studios, near Watford, James Bond’s Goldeneye was produced in 1996 as well as the Harry Potter series.
Hertfordshire is also home to an enormous variety of historic monuments including the Norman Berkhamstead Castle built in the 11th century and Hatfield House which was built by Robert Cecil in 1611. Knebworth House is also a must visit place if you like rock concerts and pop festivals.
Industry & Commerce
Many UK companies and organisation have chosen Hertfordshire as the location for their headquarters including Roche UK, Tesco, J D Wetherspoon, GlaxoSmithKline and DSG International. Job and career opportunities in the County are abundant.
You can take your partner out for a quiet meal in one of Hertfordshire’s pubs or restaurants offering local dishes or international cuisine and be spoiled for choice; or if you prefer a night out clubbing there are night clubs catering for a wide range of musical tastes. There are often live music concerts and plays in the many theatres in the area or a local band might be playing in your local. No matter what you want to do, most things are possible in Hertfordshire.