“…It is deeply to be deplored that the people should continue to stream into the already over-crowded cities, and should thus further deplete the country districts…” Ebenezer Howard, ‘Garden Cities of Tomorrow’, 1902


Guided Walks

Join one of Letchworth’s Town Historians on a pleasant stroll through some of the highlights of the first Garden City’s history. Our gentle walking route is punctuated with stops where we can dig deeper into the history of certain buildings.

Starting at the Spirella Building on Bridge Road (free parking in the car park, accessed via Icknield Way) this tour takes in Parks and Gardens, Arts & Crafts, Cheap Cottages, hidden gems, and a brief stop at The International Garden Cities Exhibition, where you can enjoy free fair trade hot drinks and discover more about the history of Letchworth, Ebenezer Howard, and the Garden City Movement – and its legacy across the world.

The walking tour should take approximately 2.5 hours.

You can park for FREE at The Spirella Building, with the car park accessible off Icknield Way.

There is a small amount of walking on grass/uneven ground – you should wear sensible footwear if possible.

Includes FREE Fairtrade tea & coffee at The International Garden Cities Exhibition halfway through the tour

Spaces are limited, and must be booked, here:

Sat 17th Feb
Sat 17th March
Sat 21th April
Sat 19th May
Sat 16th June
Sat 21st July
Sat 20th October
Sat 17th November
Sat 15th December
Illustrated Talks
Our special programme of illustrated talks explore the world of Garden Cities and issues around urbanism & town planning.
The talks are held in the Drawing Office at the Garden Cities Exhibition, which opens at 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm.
The £3 admission fee includes a free glass of wine.

Watch this space for our 2018 programme of illustrated talks.