Unlike most of England’s towns and cities, Harlow is a relatively new development. Located west of Essex, the local government district forms a part of the capital’s commuter belt. With a strong population of 85,000, it is not surprising to see incremental changes in the number by the year. The town Southeast of England has all the modern amenities one would expect from an urban town. Sports and leisure are prioritized, featuring a leisure zone, a new athletics track, and at least two main shopping areas.
When it comes to retail, the Temple Fields and the High will surely get you on your feet. The main shopping areas are entirely different from one another. The High features larger warehouse shops found in typical out of town scenarios. The city of Harlow boasts of the Harvey Shopping Centre, which features more than 80 stores. The range of shops includes electrical equipment, food, phones, books, jewelry, toys, and fashion merchandises.
Best Hotel Accommodations
Within easy rich of Essex’s M11, the Premier Inn is just across the Harlow Mill Train Station. Around 1.5 miles away are several local amenities and shops. The inn has everything you’d expect from classy accommodations. The onsite Beefeater restaurant serves freshly cooked char grilled meals daily. Incredibly comfy beds fill every room. The Travelodge offers lovely, modern, and spacious rooms at just the fraction of the price. Springer’s Bed and Breakfast offers the best value for money, but getting one of its three rooms may prove to be quite a challenge. Each room features double beds, flat screen televisions, en-suite baths, and other basic amenities. The lodging place also features a common lounge and dining rooms, making each stay an almost entirely exclusive one. Book your Harlow Hotels with Reservations.com.
Exploring the City
Many firms take advantage of Harlow’s proximity to the A10 and M11, which link the city to the Stansted Airport, Cambridge, and London. Harlow has two rail stations, Harlow Mill and Harlow Town, which link the previously mentioned cities. The trains are operated by the National Express East Anglia. The town is also a short distance away from the London Stansted Airport. Harlow also boasts of a comprehensive bus network, which serves as the local area’s regional hub. Operators include the TWH Bus and Coach, Centrebus, Roadrunner Coaches, SM Coaches, and Arriva East Herts & Essex. There are also future transport plans for the region’s first Avenue Multi-Modal Corridor.
The city is home to more than a hundred public sculptures, created by artists ranging from Henry Moore to Auguste Rodin and Barbara Hepworth. Many of the sculptures were set up in 1953 by a visionary who had an idealist notion of a New Town. Gibberd’s concept of a new town involved several sculptures throughout every street corner, as people do not normally have access to precious artworks. The collection of sculptures has been branded in 2009 as the ‘Harlow Sculpture Town’ and has also been dubbed as the first sculpture town in the world. Harlow is also home to Gibberd Garden and the Playhouse Theatre.