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)
Loch Fyne, 130 Fore Street, ☎ 01992 585440. 12:00 - 22:00. In the center of town. Part of a chain of 49 restaurants in the UK, offering kippers, kiln-roasted salmon fillet, oysters, well-aged rib-eye steak and smoked venison, to name but a few.£25. edit
Master's House, 88-96 Fore Street, ☎ 01992 660 660 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 01992 510931), . checkin: 14.00; checkout: 11.00. 14 individually decorated rooms right in the centre of town. Fair restaurant with extensive wine list.£90-150. edit
White Horse Hotel, Hertingfordbury Road, Hertingfordbury (One mile west of Hertford, turn left at the roundabout), ☎ 01992 586 791 (fax: 01992 550 809), . 42 room hotel of the Aquarius chain in a quiet village close to Hertford.£55 per room and up. edit