Stevenage UK Guide and Van Man Service

Town / Area:

This useful guide to Stevenage includes local information and details of a local removals company for those wishing to move here.

Property Prices:

House prices are lower than in much of Hertfordshire, with four bedroomed detached houses on the market for between £280,000 and £375,000. (January 2014)

Rental property is fairly readily available, with a 2 bedroomed apartment costing between £675 and £1000 per month.

Local Towns:

Large towns close by include Letchworth, Hertford and Welwyn Garden City. There are numerous small towns and villages including Walkern, Langley, Benington, Gravely and Knebworth


With trains every few minutes to London Kings Cross and a journey time of mostly under 30 minutes, it is an easy commute from Stevenage to the Capital. There are rail links to Cambridge and other cities further north.

Situated close to the A1M, there is a very good road network via the M1, 5 miles west and the A10, 5 miles east, whilst both the M11 and the M25 motorways are about 10 miles distant.

Luton Airport is approximately 5 miles away and Stansted about 10 miles.

Stevenage shopping centre

Stevenage Guide

With a population of around 85,000 people, Stevenage is one of the largest of the Hertfordshire towns. Although there has been a settlement here since Roman times, the biggest influence of the nature of the town was when it was designated a “new town” in the early 1950’s. The New Towns Act of 1946, following the end of World War 2, specified separate areas for residential and industrial use, together with dedicated recreational areas. This improves the air quality and gives people moving to, and living in Stevenage access to some very pleasant open spaces, including the 120 acre Fairlands Valley Park, which is right in the centre of the town.

There have been extensive cycling routes in Stevenage since the 1980’s, making cycling to work a definite option. Many of the leisure and fitness centres in Stevenage and four neighbouring towns are managed by the non-profit making organisation, Stevenage Leisure, providing good access to a variety of sporting amenities including swimming pools, fitness suites, dance & exercise studios, racket sports, spa and steam rooms, outdoor pitches, and the Stevenage Golf & Conference Centre. Nor are cultural activities ignored for anyone wishing to move house to this town, with regular musical and dramatic events taking place at the Gordon Craig Theatre or the large conference hall in the leisure centre.

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Stevenage Middlerow

Stevenage Removals

Van Man in London is a friendly and punctual removal company in Hertfordshire based near Stevenage. We offer a Luton man with a van service to Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, North London and the surrounding counties. Van Man in London provides a punctual and affordable removal service in Hertfordshire and have developed a reputation for great customer service. When you move to Stevenage it’s a comfort to know you have a local van and man you can rely on to help the move go smoothly.