Monday 19th September

Due to the state funeral of Her Majesty The Queen, Monday 19th September will now be a bank holiday in the UK. The Howard Centre will remain open on this date; however, some of our shops & eateries may either be closed or adapt their opening hours.

With the exception of the stores listed below, all others will be closed. 

ANYTIME FITNESS: 24hr for members only, not manned

BOOTS: 14:00-16:00

THE KIOSK: 05:00-13:00

Train Services

Train services will be running from Welwyn Garden City station on Monday 19th September. Please visit National Rail for the latest travel information. 


Our car park will be open as usual. For more information, click here


The centre’s toilet facilities will be open. For more information click here

Why are we opening?

We have given retailers & eateries the opportunity to trade on the bank holiday should they wish to do so. For many, the bank holiday/state funeral will be an emotional and historic occasion that thousands of staff and businesses will not want to miss. As such, we respect a retailer or eateries’ decision to close if they wish to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen. The Howard Centre is remaining open to support those retailers & eateries who are still trading.