From weekly farmer’s markets to huge indoor shopping centres, Hertfordshire offers shoppers with a wide range of shopping experiences without the need for trapsing into the capital. From the Intu centre at Watford, home to dozens of Famous High Street stores to luxury boutiques found in St Albans, there are plenty of places to indulge your pennies.

Did You Know
Gatwards in Hitchen, which first opened its doors in 1760, is the oldest family-run jewellers in England. It is housed in one of the town’s oldest buildings in the Market Place. The clock standing nearby was a gift to Hitchin from the company for the Millennium.

Top Tip
The Galleria Outlet Centre is the place to go to hunt for a bargain. Based in Hatfield, between junctions three and four and only six miles north of the M25. It has 1,800 parking spaces and it open seven days a week, until 8pm on weekdays and 6pm on Saturdays