Bishop’s Stortford is a historic market town in Hertfordshire, England. In 2020 the town was rated the best place to live in the UK by the Halifax Quality of Life annual survey.

Bishops Stortford

Transport links

The town sits just west of the M11 motorway on the county boundary with Essex, 27 miles northeast of central London, and 35 miles by rail from Liverpool Street station.

The town’s railway station has routes to London and Cambridge. Taking just under 40 minutes to travel to London and Cambridge, the ease of travelling around the country makes it a fantastic commuter-belt town.

Despite being a famous area for commuters, the town still has a rural feel due to its beautiful landscapes and scenery, which is ideal for those wanting a healthy balance of city and countryside life. 

Bishop Stortford canal

Things to do

With a bustling town centre full of a variety of shops and bars, there are plenty of things to see and do. There is also a very lively high street filled with an array of independent cafes and restaurants that are ideal for family days out. 

Bishop Stortford’s Museum is also well worth the visit as it exhibits artefacts from daily life in the town throughout the centuries. 

Southern Country Park is one of our best parks in the area and has won the prestigious Green Flag Award every year since 2008.

Bishop Stortford town


Bishop Stortford’s Town Centre Regeneration Project is currently underway and is set to make the area an even better area to live in. 

The £80m project is set to introduce new offices, retail space and an arts centre comprising a 5‑screen cinema and events space.

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