St Chris is located on the edge of Letchworth Garden City. It takes 15 minutes to walk into the centre of town.
Letchworth is a green and spacious city which was founded as the world’s first Garden City in the early 1900s, shortly before St Chris was founded in the city in 1915. To find out more about the history of Letchworth please click here.
Letchworth is a small city with a population of 33,600. It was planned to combine the best of ‘town and country’ living and Letchworth’s buildings are mainly in an Arts and Crafts or Art Deco style.
Befitting of its name, there are lots of parks, green spaces and tree-lined avenues with easy access to the surrounding countryside.In the town centre, you’ll find a mix of attractions including specialist shops; a range of places to eat and drink from independent coffee shops to well-known restaurant chains; an Art Deco cinema and theatre; an arts centre; regular farmers’ markets; supermarkets and hotel accommodation.
On St Chris’s campus and in the surrounding area you will spot lots of wildlife including Letchworth’s famous black squirrels!
The nearby towns of Hitchin and Stevenage offer more leisure and shopping opportunities, with Cambridge and central London just short train rides away.