There is a shopping centre, the Howard Centre, which houses the entrance to the station and the town’s good transport links and proximity to London have made it a popular residential base for commuters working in the capital. There are excellent shopping and leisure facilities and numerous visitor attractions within the area including the Welwyn Roman baths and Mill Green Museum. Welwyn boasts a large John Lewis department store and other retail chains such as Next, H&M and Waterstones’, as well as smaller independent shops
In 2020, Welwyn Garden City will be celebrating 100 years since Sir Ebenezer Howard purchased a piece of England and began to build his second garden city. With the coming Centenary, a variety of events are being planned to celebrate this special occasion.