Our address is:

Paynes Park House
Paynes Park
Hertfordshire, SG5 1EH United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431 804
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hitchin Language Centre is in the centre of Hitchin. Our classes are held at Paynes Park House and also in nearby venues.


By car

During the day, the nearest car park is Waitrose (accessible from Old Park Road), free if you shop there.
The largest car park nearby is the Lairage multi-storey, again accessible from Old Park Road, but with a pedestrian exit on Paynes Park. 

Alternatively, there are usually parking spaces in the NHDC Arcade car park immediately after the Centre on the Paynes Park gyratory or in Jacksons Yard car park immediately before the Centre.

A useful landmark when driving around the one way system (Paynes Park, Old Park Road and Bedford Road) is to look out for STS Tyre Pro on your right hand side. The Language Centre is in the large red brick Victorian building directly opposite. If you pass the public library you have gone too far.

Public transport

Hitchin is served by buses from the main towns in the area. See http://www.intalink.org.uk/ for a local travel planner. Town centre bus stops are no more than 5-10 minutes walk away from the Language Centre.

Hitchin is on three major rail routes: King's Cross to Cambridge, King's Cross to Peterborough and Moorgate to Letchworth. The station is to the north east of the town centre, 15 minutes walk away.  There are also buses to the Town centre from the station, although the journey time at rush hour may be similar to the walking time.


Hitchin Language Centre is at the top of the old fashioned arcade leading from the West side of the market square to the public library. Before you reach the Arcade Car Park, turn right and follow West Alley to the main road. The Language Centre building is immediately to your right when you reach the road.

The most direct route from the train station to the Centre is to turn left on leaving the station forecourt, follow Walsworth Road south west for half a mile. Turn right into Hermitage Road at the lights, left at the end opposite Wilkinsons, proceed to the next set of lights and turn right into Brand Street (between Lloyds and Natwest banks). At the top of Brand Street turn left onto Paynes Park. The Centre is opposite STS Tyre Pro before the Arcade Car Park.

Disabled access

There are disabled car parking spaces in a dedicated council car park in West Alley, directly behind the Language Centre, with vehicle access from Paynes Park. Paynes Park House is a Victorian building with steps at the front entrance, however all classrooms are on one level inside. Please phone or email if you would like assistance on arrival. In addition, we use a variety of local venues nearby, most of which are fully wheelchair accessible. Please ask for details.


The nearest dedicated cycle parking is in the Market Square, less than a two minute walk away.


Street Map showing Hitchin Language Centre
Map showing Hitchin Language Centre