Hatfield mixes history with modern living, with plenty of great entertainment on offer including a multiplex cinema, and a range of independent shops and restaurants as well as The Galleria a designer outlet centre with over 80 shops. The town is also home to historic gems including Hatfield House and the Eight Bells public house – where Charles Dickens is rumoured to have had a tipple or two!

Regular community events are held throughout the year including Hatfield’s weekly market and Welwyn Garden City’s annual World Food Festival.