Set in the Essex and Hertfordshire countryside on the River Stort, Harlow's architect, Sir Fredrick Gibberd, designed the town to closely follow the landscape.

Neighbourhoods are separated by green wedges, bringing the countryside right into the centre of town and every home is within walking distance of shops and services.

Gibberd also believed that sculpture was "the most important form of street furniture" and left the town with an unrivalled legacy of public art - including pieces by Rodin, Henry Moore, and Barbara Hepworth.

The town has a thriving arts and cultural scene, along with excellent sporting facilities.

All that London and Cambridge have to offer is only a short train-ride away.

Attractive market towns and villages are in easy reach, including Epping, Roydon, Hertford and Bishops Stortford.

Harlow residents enjoy the surrounding beautiful countryside, including the medieval forests of Hatfield and Epping, and Lee Valley Park.