We'll be building up a list of places of interest local to The Silver Cup that registered users can rate. This will help visitors to the area find the best places to go and might even provide some inspiration for us locals too. If you want more information on any of these, why not pop in and see us - we might have some further literature, advice or even discount tickets for some of them.
Harpenden is an attractive town, surrounded by countryside but with easy access into nearby towns and also into London. Nearby towns include St Albans (5 miles south), Luton (5 miles north), Hemel Hempstead (7 miles south west) and Welwyn Garden City (7 miles east).
Harpenden''s origin is as an agricultural and farming community. The arrival of a railway station on the Luton to London Kings Cross line saw the village develop. Over the past 100 years the town has become an affluent, attractive and desirable place to live with many listed buildings. The whole of the town centre is classified as a conservation area. Although Harpenden now has almost 30,000 residents, it is still often referred to as "Harpenden Village".
Harpenden Train Station is one stop south of Luton while the next stop south is St Albans. Harpenden to London Kings Cross takes about 26 minutes and so the town is popular with those commuting into the City.
Although not a major shopping centre, Harpenden has a good selection of shops, supermarkets and other amenities.
For leisure and entertainment, Harpenden has a wide and varied selection of restaurants and pubs. For entertainment such as cinemas, nightclubs and theatres you only need to travel to the surrounding towns.
There are many golf courses surrounding the town along with tennis clubs, squash clubs and Harpenden Rugby Club.
Harpenden is home to the world famous Rothamsted Experimental Station where agricultural research takes place. You can walk in the parkland around the Institute.
Harpenden Information Point
Your local "One Stop Shop" Information Service. Based at Harpenden Town Hall, Leyton Road (rear of Park Hall), the Information Point delivers a wide range of services and information on behalf of the Town, District and County Councils: -
Harpenden Common / Nicky Line / Local Walks
Local Tourist Information
Open 10am - 4pm Monday to Fridays
You can be assured of a warm welcome and friendly advice over the counter or by phone on 01582 768278
Alternatively, Contact them by email - firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiry or for a copy of the Harpenden Information Point leaflet.
Vaughan Road, Harpenden, AL5 4EN. Tel: Enquires 01438 737333 Renewals
01438 737373 www.hertsdirect.org
Opening hours Monday: 9.30-7.00 Tuesday: 10.30-7.00, Wednesday: Closed,
Thursday: 9.30-7.00 Friday: 9.30-7.00, Saturday: 9.30-4.00.