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Ryder House 27 Holywell Hill, St. Albans, EN, GB, AL1 1HG

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    »St Peter's Church

    St Peter's Church, Albans is believed to have originated before 1000 CE. The ancient stone-walled church building boasts of relics from the past such as intricate woodwork, sculptures, brasses and glass paintings. It is renowned for hosting concerts with orchestra and organ music. It has a number of activities like book clubs, prayer groups and dancing for adults and children alike. The church building and gardens are a popular venue for weddings due to its exquisite architecture and the surrounding natural beauty.

    St Peters Street
    St Albans, AL1 3HG

    »Beaumont School

    Located at Oakwood Drive, Beaumont School is a wonderful learning center that focuses on a rounded student life. Check the website for more details.

    Oakwood Drive
    Saint Albans, AL4 0XB

    »All Saints Pastoral Centre

    Established in 1901, All Saints Pastoral Centre is conference centre located in St Albans. The centre underwent renovation in 1973, and is now suitable for conducting a number of conferences, retreats and private and business meetings. The venue caters mainly to the religious sector and hosts many local events all round the year. Call ahead for information on bookings and inquires.

    Shenley Lane
    St Albans, AL2 1AF

    »University of Hertfordshire Students' Union

    University of Hertfordshire Students' Union (UHSU) is a support group for students of University of Hertfordshire. It's basic function is to involve students in various activities besides studies. Students' needs and problems are addressed by the council. In addition to making students' lives easier UHSU also arranges events for them to bring a little fun into their lives. Students can explore and build their hobbies through the various clubs associated with the union. A member also gets discounts in various restaurants and cinemas. The Forum is a building on the university's campus that in collaboration with the union hosts several music gigs and other  events. Students with sporting abilities can develop their skills at the Athletic Union. The Freshers fair is a very much anticipated event organized by UHSU to welcome new students in the campus. It also organizes events throughout the year for students. UHSU is like one big happy family for students and is a home away from home. The website gives extensive details about the activities.

    College Lane
    Hatfield, AL10 9AB

    »University of Hertfordshire

    Located on a vast stretch of land in Hatfield, the University of Hertfordshire offers an array of professional courses in Engineering, Business, Art and Design, Music and even interesting subjects like Criminology and Diabetics. A top notch campus with libraries, placement cells and high tech science and computer labs are a few of the facilities on offer for students. Apart from academics, focus is also on recreation and social activities, a well equipped fitness center, the attic (a small mini club) and the Style Bar which is a trendy bar where students can relax. The Weston Auditorium within the University, which is often used for cultural and artistic events was set up to promote arts and culture among the students. The university also has exhibition spaces on campus.

    College Lane
    Hatfield, AL10 9AB

    »High Street Methodist Church

    The High Street Methodist Church welcomes one and all to offer prayers. Established in 1930, the church hosts a number of activities for community development such as parent and toddler groups and youth fellowships. It publishes weekly newsletters to keep parishioners abreast of the latest church happenings. A coffeehouse is present on site.

    High Street
    Harpenden, AL5 2RU

    »D & M Philp Soft Furnishings

    D & M Philp Soft Furnishings in Watford is a tiny but famous manufacturing unit and shop at Fourth Avenue successfully run by generations of a single family. Marvel at the workmanship here and take advantage of the experienced upholsterers. The establishment will stitch up your curtains with a mastery that can only be appreciated, not described. Once your curtains have been sewn, take a pleasurable moment to imagine how they will look beside your window frame. Perfect!

    128 Fourth Avenue
    Watford, WD25 9QG

    »St. Nicholas' Church

    St. Nicholas' Church is part of the Parish of Harpenden along with two sister churches. The building is a medieval stone structure and worth a visit for intricate architectural details, manicured lawns and quaint tombstones. A tower with eight historic bells is a noteworthy feature. The Church is dedicated to the service of God and hosts regular choirs, scouts and brownies groups and a Sunday club. A hall and two smaller rooms can be hired for private events.

    9 Rothamsted Avenue
    Harpenden, AL5 2TP

    »The Radlett Centre

    The Radlett Centre is a premium event venue in the neighborhood. Multiple rooms are available for private hire and can host a variety of events. The theater hall is ideal for dramatics and conferences. State-of-the-art sound and lighting couples with the expansive stage and tiered seating to provide an excellent experience. Wedding receptions, banquets and parties can be hosted in the spacious meeting rooms. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

    1 Aldenham Avenue
    Radlett, WD7 8HL

    »Hatfield Leisure Centre

    Managed by Finesse Leisure, The Hatfield Leisure Centre or Hatfield Sports Centre as it is commonly known, offers the locals of Hatfield a fine venue to enjoy entertainment and sport. There are activities arranged for adults, toddlers, senior citizens and those with disabilities too. The dance and fitness studio, floodlit pitches for outdoor games, squash and badminton courts, and the martial classes, prove to be big hits. Special street dance classes are held for children under five so they can match the moves of Michael Jackson and more contemporary stars like Justin Timberlake. This Center is a perfect place for the family to develop, stay fit and make new friends.

    Travellers Lane
    Hatfield, AL10 8TJ

    »Warner Bros. Studios

    Visiting numbers of over 5,000 each day flock to the Warner Bros. Studio in Leavesden to tour the studio that has seen some of the largest productions like the Star Wars and Harry Potter series. You are taken into the magical world of the wizard of Hogwarts and wander into the school of witchcraft. At present the studio focuses only on Harry Potter and offers tours of the studio.

    Aerodrome Way
    London, WD25 7LS

    »Hunton Park

    This is an entertainment, meeting and conference space that specializes in providing services for corporate training seminars. Leadership and development courses are also taken here. Many take comfort in knowing the their needs will be catered to by the knowledgeable and efficient staff here. Guest rooms for overnight stays are also available.

    Essex Lane
    Hunton Bridge, WD4 8PN
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