Shops are located the length of the High Street and in the
Pavilions Shopping Centre. On offer are fashion stores and the
Fishpools department store, a furniture shop which has been in the
town since 1899. National retailers include WH Smith, Superdrug,
New Look, Boots, Argos, Sainsbury's, Homebase and Wickes. Health
facilities include the Abbey Road Surgery and Stanhope Surgery.
Transport facilities include Waltham Cross railway station and
Waltham Cross bus station. Community facilities include Waltham
Cross library and NextStep, a community advice and learning centre.
A website has been
created to provide information for local residents about services
and facilities that are available in the area.
A Waltham Cross Town Centre Strategy is
currently being prepared. It will set out actions to help the town
centre. A public consultation on the Strategy will take place in
At its heart is Eleanor Cross, one of 12 erected between 1291
and 1294 to mark the overnight stops of the funeral cortege of
Eleanor of Castille, wife of King Edward I on its way to
The Cross is important in that it marks one of the earliest
departures from the classical English Gothic style towards the more
elaborated Decorated style.