Explore Berkhamsted Town

Berkhamsted is a historic market town on the Western edge of Hertfordshire, nestled in the Chiltern Hills. The picturesque town, affectionately known by locals as “Berko”, was named the “best place to live in the UK” by the Sunday Times in 2019.

40 minutes

From Heathrow by car

30 minutes

From Central London by train

60 minutes

From Oxford by car

Berkhamsted has a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants, many of which are independent, alongside well known brands such as Pizza Express, Mint Velvet and Waterstones. The town has an art deco cinema, wine bars, and a twice-weekly Farmer’s market selling fresh meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, flowers and cheese among others.

The Grand Union Canal runs through the centre of town, with a footpath alongside and a number of lovely pubs and restaurants. The town has plenty of green space, children’s play parks and meadows and, an 11th Century Norman Castle is just a short walk from the center of town.

Berkhamsted has an active leisure scene with numerous running and cycling clubs in addition to a Tennis and Squash Club, Football Club, and bowls Clubs. There are also a wide range of gyms and 2 leisure centres, and sitting on the edge of the Chiltern hills the town is ideally placed for exploring the countryside!

In 2022 Muddy Stilettos named Berkhamsted as the best place to live in Hertfordshire.

Berkhamsted in pictures…

Berkhamsted’s canal and The Moor
Berkhamsted Castle, English Heritage Site
Home and Colonial Store and Cafe
The Grand Union Canal
Berkhamsted Castle
The Rex art deco Cinema and The Gatsby Restaurant
The old Castle walls
Berkhamsted High Street
The Crystal Palace pub and restaurant
Berkhamsted High St at dusk