Hertfordshire is a popular county that offers the best of both worlds: a wealth of open spaces and short proximity to London.

From the numerous parks and nature reserves, to the bustling towns of St Albans and Stevenage…Hertfordshire really does have it all. It is also protected by the Green Belt, allowing it plenty of unspoiled countryside, and its variety of quaint and picturesque villages provide real storybook settings.

For the ultimate shopping experience, one can head into Watford - the county's largest shopping centre with more than 130 top stores.

Hertfordshire’s fantastic transport links make it a dream location for London commuters, and the county was ranked third in uSwitch’s Best Places to Live 2015 index.