Places to Visit Near London: Commuter Towns

Commuter towns offer travellers and workers the chance to get away from the hassle of the big city and to stay in an area that is far quieter than the rat race of the capital. They make great places to visit and exhibit a calmer pace of life and break that London simply cannot match.

thesquare.re offers outstanding serviced apartments in commuter towns that come with all the homely features that a hotel room doesn’t. This makes them ideal to relax in after a long and arduous day exploring the sights of your chosen stay. All the glorious amenities will have you chilled in no time.

Below are three top places that you should make some time for when you want to get away from the capital.

 

Stevenage

This Hertfordshire town has enough attractions in and around the area to keep you entertained and to make a visit more than worthwhile.

Knebworth Park and House, Stevenage Museum, Shaw’s Corner and much more can be experienced. Knebworth Park is well known as being the location of a few concerts and activities – if you’re down at the right time you could get involved. The Stevenage Museum is ideal for the local historian while Shaw’s Corner will be more than an insightful trip for fans of his work and literary lovers.

Westgate shopping centre offers all the great luxuries that shoppers love, from big brands to small independent shops and pleasant affordable eateries that will leave you more than prepared for round 2.

 

Luton

Luton is a large town in Bedfordshire, situated perfectly to get you into and away from the hectic capital. Once the centre of one of the largest Vauxhall Motors car making plants, it has now rejuvenated itself into an area of immense attraction.

The Luton Carnival happens every Whitsun May bank holiday; it’s easily one of the stand out carnivals within the UK, so make sure you see it if you’re down during the its opening. The glorious River Lea weaves its way through the town, offering trangquil views that will calm even the busiest of minds. You can also go further out to Dunstable and peruse the Dunstable Downs, perfect for a touch of serenity, or you can spend some time at the Stockwood Discovery Centre and the Library Theatre for some local entertainment.

Shopaholics will have an exhilarating shopping spree thanks to the perks of The Mall and Indoor Market, where big brands and independent stores compete for your attention.

 

St Albans

A city in the county of Hertfordshire, St Albans is a great location to take a break from the capital and to commute from everyday. The city itself was once a Roman settlement called Verulamium, a very important post for the ever expanding Empire. It has seen its own share of events, from two battles in the War of the Roses to the arrival of the first Saint of Britain, St Alban, making it a stand out area in the heart of the nation’s history.

Attractions in the area include the St Albans Cathedral, Verulamium Museum and Gorhambury Estate. These show off the wide and glorious history of the area from the Roman period right up to the 18th Century. Magnificent ruins and sharp estates make for a great day out.
The Maltings is an exceptional shopping centre with over 50 stores like New Look, EE, Pandora, Topshop, TMak and Wilko are all yours to be enjoyed.