Hertford is the country town of Hertfordshire in England and has a population of around 25,000. It lies 20 miles directly north of London. It was the birthplace of Samuel Stone, who is credited with being the founder of Hartford, Connecticut.
Despite its relatively small size, Hertford is blessed with two railway stations. Hertford East has regular services from London's Liverpool Street station, while Hertford North connects up with Moorgate in the "City" of London (during weekdays) as well as with the main King's Cross station (all week). Journey time around 45 minutes.
By road, it is just 30 minutes from Stansted Airport and can be reached from London Gatwick and London Heathrow via the M25 London ring road.
Hertford can be reached by public transport from five nearby airports:
London Heathrow LHR: Greenline 724 bus (2.5hrs) or Picadilly Line connecting at Finsbury Park to line to Hertford North (1.5hrs).
London Stansted STN: National Express Bus 767 (1hr) or train to Broxbourne connecting with line to Hertford East.
London Gatwick LGW Thameslink train to St Pancras and cross to next-door Kings Cross station for train to Hertford North, changing at Finsbury Park on weekdays.(2hrs)
London City LCY Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to Bank underground station, underground to Liverpool Street station then train to Hertford East.
London Luton LTN National Express 767 to Hertford East station (1hr)
Hertford has a small town centre and everything can be seen by walking around.
Points of interest include:
Hertford is a noted centre for shops selling antiques and collectables.
The town is well supplied with public houses.
The surrounding villages are very attractive and very affluent as the area forms part of London's commuter belt.