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Stevenage is a town of approximately 80,000 in the county of Hertfordshire, in the south east of England, only around 32 miles north of central London. 

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The town is well known for being the first ever 'new town'; new towns were a series of towns built near London after World War II. Stevenage as a whole is not as a major tourist attraction, but there are some attractions that may attract local visitors. An interesting fact about the town is that a view of Stevenage from the air, shows it as a heart shape.

Stevenage is a must for architecture and planning historians, sociologists and socialists to visit, it represents, perhaps, the most successful of the great Post-War experiments with new housing. This was a huge project to relocate those who were displaced by the war in clean, open, and healthy new towns. Its often unattractive architecture is mostly that of the 1960s and 1970s; in this it is perhaps unfortunate, but it was also conceived with a strong vision in mind.

It is easy to write Stevenage off as another soulless new town, and to make stereotypical remarks about it as a place to live, as countless unthinking and lazy commentators have done. But this is to miss what the town offers. Stevenage is like any other UK town, it has its problems and these should not be dismissed, but it also benefits from a good transport infrastructure, wide open spaces, plenty of sporting facilities, a theatre of some reputation and lovely countryside both around it, and within it.

There are many reasons why you might want to come to Stevenage to live. Swimming pools, relatively low house prices, but a quick commute to London (20 minutes by fast train), as well as tennis courts and wide open parks. All of these do attract people from the surrounding area to Stevenage. A particularly attractive feature is the network of separated bicycle paths that cross the whole area, enabling one to cycle practically anywhere in the town, without having to negotiate traffic. Stevenage has the first pedestrianised shopping precinct in the UK, which on the whole remains vibrant and successful, unlike those in many other new towns. Sadly, as with some other UK cities, this is a different place at night - its bleak, sodium-lit environment is not conducive to a thriving night time economy, which is mainly conducted in the Leisure Park by the train station, and the old town. Overall, local citizens are supportive of their town and football team (Stevenage Borough FC), one of the most well supported non-league teams in the UK.... read more

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Express By Holiday Inn Stevenage
This beautifully designed property is an ideal place for budget travellers to lodge, while visiting Stevenage.  Located in the town centre, the Express By Holiday Inn Stevenage is near the train station and is only a 30-minute drive from London.  All guestrooms at the hotel are well-decorated and equipped with several amenities to cater to the needs of both business and leisure travellers.  The Continental breakfast served at the hotel makes you start off you day energetically. You can also relax with your favourite cocktail at the bar.
Novotel Stevenage
This hotel is located in Stevenage. Dining options at Novotel Stevenage include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include express check-out.  There are 100 guestrooms at Novotel Stevenage. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones and in-room safes. Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Rooms also include desks, coffee/tea makers, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request wake-up calls. 
Ramada Cromwell Stevenage
Once a farmhouse, Ramada Cromwell Stevenage still retains the grace and style of former times, whilst providing the very best of modern comforts. The hotel offers 76 well-equipped guest rooms. The conference centre has five air-conditioned conference suites with flexible layouts and breakout areas. The bar remains a wonderful place to relax with friends and colleagues and enjoy a drink before dining in the excellent restaurant.
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