About Hatfield

Our local town has all the essentials you'll need to feel right at home.



Tesco is located on the outskirts of town and offers extensive food options, plus a cafe, clothes, household items, MoneyGram and a pharmacy.

It is open 24/7, wheelchair accessible and offers assistance to customers with visual and mobility impairments.

Food counters include world food, Asian, polish and free from products.

Asda is located in the town centre and also open 24 hours a day. It offers food including pizza and deli counters, ethnic and halal ranges, plus a restaurant, clothing and home wares, and has disabled facilities.

SU shop

There are also Students' Union shops on both campuses supplying:

  • food
  • stationery
  • University of Hertfordshire clothing

The town centre is small, but has a regular market and a farmers' market on the first Sunday of the month.

Hatfield is also home to an outlet mall called The Galleria located between the College Lane and de Havilland campuses. It contains a variety of shops and restaurants - many of which offer discounts to students.

Eating out

Hatfield has restaurants and cafes catering to all tastes and dietary requirements including Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Greek, Italian, Tex-Mex and British, fast food, takeaways, gastro pubs and coffee shops.

Getting around

A free park and ride shuttle bus is available between the College Lane and de Havilland campuses.

The shuttle runs every 10/15 minutes during term time - from early morning until late at night after The Forum Hertfordshire closes.

The University-owned bus service Uno provides further access to a wide area.

Getting around by car is also simple with the A1M running alongside the town and the M1 and M25 only a few minutes drive away.

Find out more

For more information about Hatfield, please visit Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council website, Hatfield Town Council website or the Hatfield Town Centre website.