Hitchin Folk Club

MAP

Directions to the club:
From the A1:      Leave the AI(M) at Junction 8 (Hitchin, Luton, Stevenage North).  Head for Hitchin.  After about 3 miles, through the outskirts of Hitchin,  you will come to a large roundabout.  Take the 4th exit, signposted Town Centre.  Road curves left and right down hill for about 300 yards to a "blob" roundabout.  Go straight over.   After 300 yards, just short of a pedestrian crossing, turn left into Biggin Lane, following the brown tourist sign to the Sun Hotel.  Here you are passing Hitchin's permanent market place; aluminium tents!  The lane swings left behind the shops into a large public car park.  (Make sure you park in the car park and not in any other areas, there are unscrupulous clampers in operation, even Sunday nights!) There you will find a pathway into the back courtyard of the Sun Hotel.  We are in the Ballroom on the first floor.
From the M1:    Leave the M1 at Junction 10 (Luton airport).  Go straight over a string of about seven roundabouts, following the signs for the A505 Hitchin.  At the last one, turn right, still following the signs A505 Hitchin, eventually leaving Luton.  Nine miles to Hitchin.  Quarter mile from the outskirts, go straight over "blob" roundabout, on to a large roundabout.  Taking the second exit (right) signposted Stevenage, on to another roundabout, after about three quarters of a mile.  Take the first exit signposted Town Centre.  Road curves left and right down hill for about 300 yards to a "blob" roundabout.  Go straight over.   After 300 yards, just short of a pedestrian crossing, turn left into Biggin Lane, following the brown tourist sign to the Sun Hotel.  Here you are passing Hitchin's permanent market place; aluminium tents! The lane swings left behind the shops into a large public car park.  (Make sure you park in the car park and not in any other areas, there are unscrupulous clampers in operation, even Sunday nights!) There you will find a pathway into the back courtyard of the Sun Hotel.  We are in the Ballroom on the first floor.
From the A505 Baldock/Letchworth :    Stay on the A505 through Baldock and Letchworth and into Hitchin.  At first set of traffic lights go straight over, straight over roundabout, under the railway bridge to a roundabout, by B&Q.  Fork left at this roundabout, into Walsworth Road.  After about half a mile go straight over roundabout, on to set of traffic lights.  Again go straight on, passing Hitchin Parish Church away to the right.  Just over pedestrian crossing, turn right into Biggin Lane, following the brown tourist sign to the Sun Hotel. Here you are passing Hitchin's permanent market place; aluminium tents! The lane swings left behind the shops into a large public car park.  (Make sure you park in the car park and not in any other areas, there are unscrupulous clampers in operation, even Sunday nights!) There you will find a pathway into the back courtyard of the Sun Hotel.  We are in the Ballroom on the first floor.
From the A600 Bedford :    Stay on the A600 past Henlow Camp airfield, straight over Lower Stondon roundabout and on to Hitchin.  Go Straight over one "blob roundabout, on to and straight over second "blob" roundabout, onto and straight over roundabout at Hitchin Football Club.  You should now be passing open park/play area to your left.  At traffic lights bear left, moving to the right hand lane.  Over pedestrian crossing, bear right, moving to the left hand lane.  At the roundabout take the first exit, sign posted Stevenage,   on to another roundabout, after about three quarters of a mile.  Take the first exit signposted Town Centre.  Road curves left and right down hill for about 300 yards to a "blob" roundabout.  Go straight over.   After 300 yards, just short of a pedestrian crossing, turn left into Biggin Lane, following the brown tourist sign to the Sun Hotel. Here you are passing Hitchin's permanent market place; aluminium tents! The lane swings left behind the shops into a large public car park.  (Make sure you park in the car park and not in any other areas, there are unscrupulous clampers in operation, even Sunday nights!) There you will find a pathway into the back courtyard of the Sun Hotel.  We are in the Ballroom on the first floor.
 
 
By rail : Hitchin is on the main line north out of King's Cross, London. Walking to the club from the station will take about 20 minutes.

Walk down the station drive, bearing left into Walsworth Road.  After about half a mile go straight over roundabout, on to set of traffic lights.  Again go straight on, passing Hitchin Parish Church away to the right.  Just over pedestrian crossing, turn right into Biggin Lane, following the brown tourist sign to the Sun Hotel.  Here you are passing Hitchin's permanent market place; aluminium tents! The lane swings left behind the shops into a large public car park.  There you will find a pathway into the back courtyard of the Sun Hotel.  We are in the Ballroom on the first floor.

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