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Civic Centre

Harlow Council
Civic Centre
Water Gardens
Harlow
Essex
CM20 1WG

By road

  • From M11
    Exit M11 at junction seven. At the roundabout, exit onto A414 Harlow. Go straight over the roundabout with traffic lights. At the next roundabout, take the first exit left onto Second Avenue/​A1025 and continue to follow A1025. Go straight over two roundabouts. At the roundabout with Harlow Leisurezone on your right, take the first exit left onto Third Avenue. On your right is the Water Gardens. The Civic Centre is in the pedestrianised area of the Water Gardens, in Harlow Town Centre (pdf). For the nearest Harlow Council car parks, please see our car parks pages.

  • From A10
    Take the A414 to Harlow/​Chelmsford/​Ware (South)/​A1170. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto A414. At the roundabout with Harlow College and University Centre Harlow on your left, take the second exit onto Third Avenue. On your right is the Water Gardens. The Civic Centre is in the pedestrianised area of the Water Gardens, in Harlow Town Centre (pdf). For the nearest Harlow Council car parks, please see our car parks pages.

By train

Harlow is served by two train stations:

  • Harlow Town Train Station, which is located North West of the town close to the Town Centre
    This station is nearest to the Civic Centre at the Town Centre. Bus services from this station provide frequent services to Harlow Town Centre Bus Terminus. There is also a taxi rank located outside the station entrance. Remember to use Taxi Check Live! ™ to ensure that any taxi you use is licensed with Harlow Council.
  • Harlow Mill Train Station, which is located North East of the town in Old Harlow.

Travel by air

Harlow has good road and rail connections to London Stansted Airport, which is less than 15 minutes from Harlow via the M11. London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports are easily accessible via the M25 Motorway with journey times taking about 50-90 minutes.

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Essex Highways Service Information Centre

The Essex Highways Service Information Centre provides information on public transport and Essex roads, including up-to-date bus timetable information to help you plan your journey.