Hatfield is a town of Saxon origin, located just 22 miles north of London in central Hertfordshire. The town had a close relationship with the aviation industry throughout the 20th century and is now a popular town for commuters.

Read all about what to see and do in the bustling town!


Things to see and do in Hatfield

Stunning stately homes, exciting days out, cultural escapes and memories that will last a lifetime – Hatfield is the perfect place for your next short break in England.

Just 20 minutes by train from London, our lush green town is brimming with exciting things to see and do.

Hatfield House, just 21 miles of north London, is a stunning Jacobean House with gardens set in a spectacular countryside setting. Here you can explore the 400-year-old home and stroll through the impeccably tidy and brightly coloured gardens.

The Mill Green Museum & Mill provides a local history museum for the Welwyn & Hatfield District. Housed within the home of millers who once worked the adjoining watermill, the mill has now been fully restored and is operational. Visit the interactive museum to see how the mill grinds organic flour and see the waterwheel in action. It’s a great museum for a family day out.

The Galleria in Hatfield is an outlet shopping centre with over 80 shops, covering the best of the high street names as well as more specialised stores. The shopping outlets include Ben Sherman, Calvin Klein and JD Sports, with a number of restaurants, cafes and eateries to visit too. There is also an Odeon on site, showing films from 11am every morning.

Where to stay in Hatfield

When planning your trip to Hatfield, you can be rest assured that you will be sleeping soundly and enjoying delicious food and drink at Beales Hotel, Hatfield’s finest four-star contemporary hotel.

Beales Hotel is inspired by an unusual blend of natural and man-made materials, influenced heavily by local art. There are 53 individually designed bedrooms, ranging from contemporary and executive to luxury and family-orientated. Beales Hotel is also the perfect venue for holding conferences and meetings, with a number of corporate suites and packages available. Companies from across the UK use Beales Hotel to host their board meetings, training days and breakfast meetings in a professional and cost-effective way.

The OutsideIn Restaurant serves up an exceptional range of cuisine to cater for all tastes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Beales Hotel have an extensive menu of starters and main courses, including pan fried duck breast, rump of lamb, courgette and tomato tarte tatin and pan seared king scallops.

Where to eat in Hatfield

Hatfield have a number of fantastic range of restaurants and eateries, from local cuisine and cafes to chain restaurants and gastro pubs.

The Red Lion is a family-run pub, serving up delicious family-food including burgers, pasta and salads. Muri Indian is a popular family-run Indian restaurant, serving perfectly spiced dishes using fresh ingredients. There are also a number of chain restaurants in The Galleria, including Bella Italia, Harvester, Nandos and Pizza Express – so there really is something for all the family!


There’s so much to see and do in Hatfield, so when will you be visiting?