“…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.

Spaces are limited, and must be booked, here:

February 12th

March 21st 

May 16th

July 18th 

September 19th

November 21st

Starting at Discover Letchworth on Broadway, this tour takes in Parks and Gardens, Arts & Crafts, Cheap Cottages, hidden gems, and brief stops at The Spirella Building and The International Garden Cities Exhibition, where you can discover more about the history of Letchworth, Ebenezer Howard, and the Garden City Movement – and its legacy across the world. The tour finishes at the Museum at One Garden City (in the same building as Discover Letchworth), which explores the social history of Letchworth through interactive exhibits.

The walking tour should take approximately 2.5 hours.

Morrisons car park just next to Discover Letchworth offers customers 3 hours free parking.

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



Illustrated Talks
Our special programme of illustrated talks explore the world of Garden Cities and issues around urbanism & town planning.
The talks are usually held in the Drawing Office at the Garden Cities Exhibition, with doors open at 7pm for a prompt 7.30pm.
The £3 admission fee includes a free glass of wine.

Watch this space for our 2020 programme of illustrated talks.