Places of interest

Fancy getting off campus for a day out? There's plenty to do within easy reach of the University of Hertfordshire.

Getting around

Hatfield is well-placed for travelling with excellent train and bus connections. London is only a 20 minute train ride away, with access to all that the capital has to offer.

Thameslink Great Northern trains stop frequently at Hatfield train station. The station sits on the East Coast mainline with access to Stevenage.

There is a bus/coach exchange on both campuses, which is a stop on many routes.

Places to visit

Here are some ideas for places to visit.

In Hertfordshire

Knebworth House, famous worldwide for its rock concerts, is around 15 kilometres away near Stevenage. It holds special events, fairs and concerts all year round.

students chatting in central St AlbansThe Alban Arena in St Albans has a busy programme of national touring shows, comedy, films, live music and exhibitions.

St Albans Cathedral is where the University's graduation ceremonies take place, but don't wait until then to see this beautiful, historic building.

Covent Garden

Verulamium Park, discover St Albans' Roman history at the park, where you can see the remains of the walls of the ancient Roman city of Verulamium.

Hatfield House, one of the finest Jacobean houses in the UK, is within easy reach of the campus. You can still visit the Great Hall, which was home to Elizabeth I during part of her childhood. There are also gardens, nature trails, extensive woodland and a deer park.

Read more about what to see and do in Hertfordshire

In London

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Camden Lock Market - this fantastic collection of stalls, shops and restaurants along the picturesque canal is always worth a look. The big market day is Sunday.

Covent Garden - catch some of the free street performers and musicians, or simply browse the shops and boutiques and enjoy a coffee.

The British Museum - home to one of the most amazing collection of Egyptian artifacts outside Egypt, as well as a wealth of other displays, the British Museum in Bloomsbury is an absolute must.

Big Ben

Madame Tussauds - mingle with the rich and famous (well, their waxworks!) at Madame Tussauds and see the latest additions to the hall of fame. You can save up to 50% by booking online, and late admissions are also discounted.

The London Eye - get a bird's eye view of the city from the world's largest observation wheel, on the south bank next to the old County Hall.

Tate Modern - Britain's national museum of modern and contemporary art is housed in the stunning old Bankside power station on the banks of the river Thames. A great way to spend an afternoon in beautiful surroundings – and completely free!

See more attractions in the capital.