These two free days help promote all that the fantastic local businesses based on this road have to offer... there'll be music, food, games, classic cars and more... come along!
Hitchin’s iconic road has so much to offer with lots of independent shops and restaurants and a colourful history...
Originally, the Hermitage Road area was part of a private garden lined with box trees! Frederic Seebohm donated the land where Hermitage Road stands. ‘New Road’ first opened in 1875, offering a crucial link between Hitchin’s town centre and its railway station.
50 years later, the new name of Hermitage Road was in place and an exciting range of building projects followed. Our prestigious road has been host to The Hermitage Cinema, The Hermitage Ballroom (with an array of stars within its line-up such as Eric Clapton, Bob Monkhouse and The Searchers) and the Remix nightclub.
Fast forward to 2018 and Hermitage Road continues to boast a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Best of all, the independent stores have a strong presence. “Hitchin is known for its variety,” says Mark Wilson of Charles Wilson Carpets. “Yes, we do have some chains represented, however we have a strong mix of independent stores which rely on the quality of what they offer and strong customer service.”
What’s next for Hermitage Road?
Following the success of last year's Fun Day, this year's event is a whole weekend!
Lots of shops are joining in with loads of fun for all the family. We'd love to see you there!
Pop in during 18 - 24 August to enter our free prize draw. You could win a £100 saving with your next flooring order!
(Minimum order value £500 to be placed 18 August - 23 December 2018 and the saving cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Over 18s only.)
Are you free on 18 or 19 August? Come along to the Hermitage Road Fun Weekend - and don't forget to call in and say hello!