High St. Shopping



Sweet Spot Desserts in Station Rd

They are a Gelato ice cream and dessert shop just before the bridge  in Station Road near the train station. They serve an array of delicious freshly prepared hot Waffles, Crepes, Cookie doughs as well as Milkshakes, Sundaes, Cakes, Smoothies and much more.

Opened last year they have been establishing a regular clients who just love all offerings. Pop in and try some time soon.

March. New Cafe and Restaurant now open on the High Street,  Harpenden.


Open for Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.

Serving a wide range of foods from Nibbles to main Dishes and Kids Meals. All at affordable prices.

March. The well loved Southdown Hardware shop has a new owner, who has taken over from Paul Russell -now retired.

Peter Metcalfe is a local business entrepreneur who has taken charge promising a retention of all that is good about the existing business. With it’s wide range of products and friendly advice customers can continue to buy with confidence from the shop that has almost everything in the ‘HARDWARE ‘ category.

Spring Fashions




Thompson’s Close Cafe NEW OPENING DAYS---Monday - Saturday inclusive.

NOW closed on Sundays except on Farmers Market Days.(And then closed the next day)

See you all soon.

April. Specsavers NOW OPEN on the Harpenden High St. Caring for your sight and hearing.

And celebrating the opening of their 1,000th Store.

Above. L2R. Vivek Joshi. Audiology Director. Lewis Carroll, Retail Director. Dame Mary Perkind (Specsavers Founder) Town Mayor. ±Cllr Fiona Gaskill. Ali Hashim Optometrist Director. Naiya Kotecha, Optometrist Director.

The Mint Velvet Swap Session in Harpenden  is on Friday 17th May. It’s in aid of The Wardrobe Foundation, which is a charity supporting women in need in deprived areas of the UK.

RE:MINTED Swap Sessions are all about getting our community together to extend the life of the clothes already in circulation. MV's pre-loved fashion events means we can all shop our own wardrobes and pass on items we no longer wear, so someone else can cherish them.

May 7. Race along to Molasses House in Station road to see more Carbon Art and some scintillating Spring artworks.