Hitchin is an “upmarket Luton” – appears like a joke, proper?
Rob Rinder – additionally recognized in your screens as Judge Rinder, the British legal barrister and tv character – just lately described Hitchin as an ‘upmarket Luton’ which I’m positive got here as a shock to many residents.
Well I can let you know, as a resident who has lived within the small picturesque city of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, for so long as I can bear in mind, it isn’t comparable with Luton in any respect.
Hitchin has turn into and more and more standard place to dwell and go to, with an array of pubs, eating places with cuisines from everywhere in the world, and in fact the huge open countryside via which you’ll get pleasure from a stroll or drive.
Despite the Bedfordshire city being just a 15-minute drive away, it has a really distinct ambiance as quickly as you enter.
Luton is additionally residence of the primary campus of the University of Bedfordshire, which sits proper within the coronary heart of the city, and in fact, London Luton Airport.
There is little doubt that each street is crammed with tradition in Luton, bringing individuals collectively from all totally different backgrounds, very similar to London with the busy hustle and bustle too.
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UK crime statistics from 2021 give a snapshot into Luton’s crime charges with the Luton South space – which covers the city centre and surrounding neighbourhoods – seeing 1,132 crimes reported in February alone.
In comparability, Hitchin has at all times had a low crime price – regardless of the rising inhabitants lately – leaving households and kids feeling protected within the space.
If you are taking the February 2021 stats for each the Hitchin North and Hitchin South subdivisions, you get a mixed complete of 131 reported crimes.
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Luton is a a lot busier city with extra issues to do than Hitchin, however right here in Hertfordshire we get pleasure from a slice of the quiet life.
But to Luton’s credit score, there is a big choice of halal eateries in and round Luton, in contrast to in Hitchin the place the one halal venues are the Indian eating places.
We’re not right here to say that one is higher than the opposite – we’ll go away that as much as you – however there is not any approach you’ll be able to evaluate the 2, Mr Rinder.