A brief guide to Royston in North Hertfordshire, including information helpful to anyone moving to the Royston area or looking for a removals service.
In early 2014, prices for 4 bedroom houses in Royston ranged from around £250,000 for smaller terraced or semi-detached properties to £800,000 for large, desirable period properties. Around £450,000 would buy a reasonably sized detached property in a quiet residential area. Two bed apartments were available to rent at around £650-£800 per calendar month.
The SG8 Royston postcode covers a reasonably wide, largely rural area and encompasses a number of small towns and villages including Royston itself plus, Abington Piggots, Arrington, Barkway, Barley, Bassingbourne, Chrishall, Croydon, Fowlmere, Great Chishall, Guilden, Morden, Heydon, Kelshall, Steeple Morden, Wimpole, Thriplow and Wendy.
Royston is on the main line from Cambridge to London Kings Cross and offers a regular service to both cities. London trains run at around 10-15 minute intervals at peak times with a journey time of 40-50 minutes. For Cambridge commuters, frequency at peak is around half-hourly with a journey time of 25 minutes. The town lies at the crossroads of the A10 London-Cambridge road and the A505. The A1M is around 15 miles to the west of the town with the M11 a similar distance to the east. Stansted airport is 15 miles to the south east with Heathrow around 44 miles away. Luton Airport is 19 miles to the south west.
The most northerly major town in Hertfordshire, Royston grew at the ancient crossroads of the Icknield Way (now the A505) and Ermine Street (the modern A10). With rail links to London and Cambridge, the town has developed as a mainly residential town and has been popular with commuters to both cities, with increasing numbers moving house to the area from the early-mid 20th century onwards. Royston’s annual arts festival, revived in 2007, takes place towards the end of September and attracts major talents from the world of music and drama.
Royston is situated slightly west of the Greenwich Meridian, and at the northernmost apex of the county on the same latitude of towns such as Milton Keynes and Felixstowe.
Van Man in London, in Hertfordshire, is a leading Luton van man company, locally based and with excellent local knowledge of the area around Royston and north Hertfordshire. We provide a removal service to all of Hertfordshire, North London, Bedfordshire, Essex, and Buckinghamshire and have developed a reputation for our punctual, courteous and affordable service. If you’re considering moving to the Royston Area or elsewhere in the London or Northern Home Counties, we would be delighted to discuss your requirements and provide you with an individually tailored quotation.