COVID-19

Following government advice some of our stores at The Howard Centre have reopened.

We continue to monitor the situation and Government’s public health guidance closely, and we will keep all of our visitors updated via our website and social media channels.

From Friday 24th July and in line with the latest Government Face Covering Guidance, we are asking our customers to wear a face covering, both when visiting the shopping centre and also when shopping in our stores.

The wellbeing of our staff and customers continues to be our top priority, and we are committed to making your shopping experience as safe as possible. Please protect yourself and others by wearing a face covering when visiting the centre

Our stores now open are:

Accessorize

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

Anytime Fitness

Trading hours are: Monday-Friday 6am-10pm & Saturday-Sunday 8am-6pm.

Barclays

Trading hours are: Monday-Tuesday 9am-2pm, Wednesday 10am-2pm, Thursday-Saturday 9am-2pm & Sunday CLOSED.

Bayfields Opticians

Trading hours are: Monday-Tuesday 8:30am-5:30pm, Wednesday 9:30am-5:30pm, Thursday-Saturday 8:30am-5:30pm & Sunday CLOSED.

Boots

Trading hours are: Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 8:30am-6pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

Boots Opticians

Trading hours are Monday-Wednesday 9am-5:30pm, Thursday CLOSED, Friday-Saturday 9am-5:30pm & Sunday CLOSED.

Burtons

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12pm-4pm.

Card Factory

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

Claire’s

Trading hours are: Monday 9:30am – 5:30pm, Tuesday 11am-4pm, Wednesday-Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm & Sunday 12pm-4pm.

Clarks

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9am-5:30pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

Clintons

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 11am-4pm.

Dorothy Perkins

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12pm-4pm.

EE

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9am-5:30pm & Sunday 10am-4pm

Ernest Jones

Trading hours are: Monday CLOSED, Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5:30pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

Fat Face

Trading hours are: Monday CLOSED, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

Goldsmiths

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday CLOSED.

Grape Tree

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

H&M

Trading hours are: Monday-Friday 10:30am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

Hotel Chocolat

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9am-5:30pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

JD Sports

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9am- 5:30pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

Mobile Bitz

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9am- 5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

Monsoon

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

M&S

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

Muffin Break

Trading hours are: Monday-Sunday 9am-3pm.

Next

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

New Look

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12pm-4pm.

O2

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm & Sunday CLOSED.

Pandora

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

Repairs Plus

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

Roman

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9am-5:30pm & Sunday 10am-4pm.

Please note the store hours from Sunday 5th July will change slightly to the below:

Closed Sunday 5th and Monday 6th July , Tuesday 7th-Friday 10th July 10am-4:30pm & Saturday 11th July 9am-5pm. Hours will revert back to be above from Sunday 12th July.

Starbucks

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm & Sunday 9am-5pm.

Trading hours are: Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm

Shaken Cow

Trading hours are: Monday-Friday 10:30-5:30pm, Saturday 9:30-5:30pm & Sunday 10:30-5pm.

Singhar Beauty

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm & Sunday 10:30am-5pm.

Supercuts

Trading hours are: Monday-Wednesday 9am-5:30pm, Thursday 9am-7:30pm, Friday 9am-5:30pm, Saturday 8:30am-5pm & Sunday 11am-5pm.

The Entertainer

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-5:30pm & Sunday CLOSED.

Three

Trading hours are: Monday-Sunday 10am-4pm.

Topshop

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm.

The Kiosk

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 5am-6pm & Sunday 5am-5pm.

Toni & Guy

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm & Sunday CLOSED.

Vodafone

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9am-5:30pm & Sunday 10am-4pm

WHSmith

Trading hours are: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday CLOSED.

Please visit the individual retailer website for correct store opening time to plan your visit accordingly.

We want to reassure you that the wellbeing of our staff and visitors is our top priority, and we’ve made a number of changes to your shopping experience to help you and keep you safe:

  • Physical Distance Signage is installed throughout the centre with a one-way, ‘Keep Left’ operation in place.
  • Hand Sanitiser is available for customers at key touchpoints throughout the centre.
  • Enhanced cleaning regimes with cleaning taking place on customer touch points.
  • Lifts are ‘one household only’ at a time and customers must keep at least 5 steps apart on the escalators.
  • All team members can be found wearing high vis jackets, face masks and gloves at all times in the centre.

Centre Trading Hours

The Centre will be trading resumed opening hours of:

Monday – 09:00 – 17:30

Tuesday – 09:00 – 17:30

Wednesday – 09:00 – 17:30

Thursday – 09:00 – 17:30

Friday – 09:00 – 17:30

Saturday – 09:00 -17:30

Sunday – 10:00 – 16:00

Each store opening time may vary, please check with the individual retailer before planning your journey.

Toilets

Public toilets will be kept closed for the first week to ensure social distance measures are met. Once open, every other toilet cubicle will be closed to help with social distancing safety.

Our centre toilets have non-touch sensors on taps and hand dryers.

Parking

Our car park is open and parking tariffs are:

0-1   Hrs            £1.00

1-2 Hrs             £2.00

2-3 Hrs             £3.00

3-4 Hrs             £4.00

4-5 Hrs             £5.00

5+ Hrs              £6.00

All payment machines have contactless payment options. One person only at the payment machine at any time.

Welwyn Garden City Train Station Access

Please note that rail users can now access Welwyn Garden City train station from The Howard Centre, via the main atrium, doors 24/7.

We’d like to thank our rail users and our customers for their patience during the closure in using alternative routes to access the train station.

We would like to thank our shoppers for their continued support and look forward to welcoming you back into The Howard Centre once again.

Stay Smart, Stay Safe.

For further information, click here to read our FAQ’s.