Moving to Welwyn Garden City

Guide to Welwyn Garden City

Moving to Welwyn Garden City
Whether moving to Welwyn Garden City from within the UK or from abroad, Abels Moving Services can help make it as smooth as possible.

Moving to Welwyn Garden City from within the UK or from Europe is usually by road. The method used if moving from further overseas depends upon preference and/or the original location, and could be by air or by sea. Abels has produced some guidance on the different methods to help you select the right mode for your move.

Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Garden City is the birth place and home of many famous individuals and has been used in many different television programmes, films, novels and even songs. Indeed, visitors may recognise the Queen Elizabeth II hospital from its use in Holby City. Others may recognise Welwyn Garden City Railway Station from the ‘Train Buffett Car’ cornflakes advert. Other programmes which have included the town in their series are The Tweenies, UFO and Superstars. Welwyn Garden City is referenced in many pieces of literature including George Orwell’s Keep the Aspidistra Flying and also mentioned in a song by Edwyn Collins. Fans of the Battle of Britain will know that the Panshanger Aerodrome in Welwyn Garden City was featured in the film. This is not to mention the famous faces who have come from the town. Alesha Dixon, Rupert Grint, Ian Fergusson and Harry Hibbs are just some of the celebrities to have resided in Welwyn Garden City over the years.

Welwyn Garden City is a commuter town. Situated just ten miles from the London Borough of Enfield and the London Borough of Barnet and only about twenty miles from Charing Cross, the town has good access to the A1 motorway, a railway station and good bus links.  Despite the proximity to London, the area is leafy and was the second designated garden city. Welwyn Hatfield is has been a new town, however the area itself has a long history, the evidence of  which can be seen in a steel vault underneath junction six of the A1 motorway which contain Roman Baths and is open to the public.

Sports facilities such as The Gosling Sports Centre with a dry ski slope, squash, football pitches, tennis courts, a gym, bowls, squash, a golf driving range and an athletics track, ensure that residents of Welwyn Garden City have plenty to do in their spare time. For the more adventurous, Panshanger airfield is home to the North London Flying School. In addition, every year a free water carnival and fireworks display is held in the Stansborough Park and lakes.