Welwyn Garden City Turns 100

With Welwyn Garden City being the home to many of our serviced apartments, we’re thrilled to announce that in 2020 it turns 100 years old! To celebrate, Welwyn Garden City is going to be holding a variety of events, which we’re going to be talking about.

Garden City Lights

To begin the year of celebrations the free ‘Garden City Lights’ event will take place on the 17th and 18th of January. This event will illuminate the Town Centre by decorating with beautiful lights. The event will take place from 4:30 pm-9 pm on both days in the Town Centre.

Love Welwyn Garden City 10K

You can enjoy a 10K walk around Stanborough’s north lake on the 9th of February. The route will take you through local streets before returning you to the lakes for an additional lap. The event will start at 10 am and tickets range between £15-£17.

City of Trees Launch

Welwyn Garden City’s ‘City of Trees’ project celebrates the 19,000 trees across the town. It also introduces four brand new walking routes! The official launch is at the WGC Horticultural Society meeting and is strictly for society members and invited guests. However, don’t worry because the public launch will be in the Town Centre on Sunday 14th March.

City of Tomorrow

City of Tomorrow is a comic, tragic, farcical and thrilling show that explores 100 years of England through the eyes of two young people studying the history of Welwyn Garden City. The show will take place at the Barn Theatre and starts at 8 pm. The tickets for this “must-see” are £13! The show will be on from 24th April- 2nd May, so you have plenty of time to catch one of the shows.

Ebenezer Howard Statue Unveiling

The statue of Sir Ebenezer Howard OBE, founder of Welwyn Garden City will be unveiled on the 25th of June. The statue will be in the Town Centre and available to see all day!


The 11th of July brings us a carnival from Gosling to the Town Centre. The 15 floats will set off at 2 pm, but activities start from 11 am at Howardsgate and along Parkway. The theme of the day is ‘Garden’ in the spirit of Welwyn Garden City!

Welwyn Garden City’s Got Talent

Further down the line, the 11th November to be exact, we have Welwyn Garden City’s version of Britain’s Got Talent! The show at Campus West will follow heats in local primary schools, where children battled it out to attend the final!


The celebrations come to an end with an all-day finale in the Town Centre!

With plenty more activities and events Welwyn Garden City has definitely got lots for you to do! You can check out their website to see other events that might interest you here: https://www.wgc100.org/ 

So, why not enjoy one of these events next year? To make your trip that bit more comfortable contact NIKSA Serviced Accommodation for a serviced apartment. Having a serviced apartment will allow you to have some freedom to relax and enjoy a trip away without having to remember to bring anything!

We hope to see you in the new year!

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