Letchworth is the world’s first Garden City (Letchworth Garden City Society, 2012).
Designed to combine the best of town and country, Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City concept for Letchworth included beautiful tree-lined streets and vast green open spaces - most of which remain today.
The Letchworth Garden City Estate covers over 5,500 acres.
Letchworth is home to the UKs first roundabout; that you’ll find at the junction of the Broadway, Sollershott and Spring Road - originally named ‘Sollershott Circus’.
The population of the town is approximately 33,600.
We’re twinned with Wissen, Germany; Chagney, France and Kristiansand, Norway (Letchworth Garden City Twinning Association, 2012).
There’s only one street in the whole of Letchworth Garden City; Cross Street, which formed part of the fledgling 1905 cottage exhibition (Robin Hall, 2012).
There’s a 13.6 mile path that surrounds the town, named the Garden City Greenway.
The first wild British black squirrel was spotted in Letchworth in 1912 (The Telegraph, 2009).
There’s only one water source flowing through Letchworth Garden City, called Pix Brook.
There are 14 schools in Letchworth Garden City, teaching over 5,500 pupils (Alastair Stewart, Head of Charitable Projects and Partnerships, Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, 2012).
Broadway Cinema, Letchworth Garden City’s picture house, has one of the largest cinema auditoriums in Britain - with 465 seats in Screen One.