Bishop’s Stortford is an attractive and historic market town in Hertfordshire, approximately 30 miles from London. The town has excellent transport connections, being located 5miles from Stansted airport and just off the M11, with a frequent train service into London’s Liverpool Street station. Bishop's Stortford was a small market town and a staging post on the mail coach routes between London, Cambridge and Newmarket renowned for its hostelries, of which a large number still exist today. The arrival of the railway ensured that Bishop's Stortford has become a popular commuter area for London. There is a strong life sciences cluster in the town with over twenty life/bio sciences companies having set up their headquarters, laboratories or offices in and around Bishop's Stortford, capitalising on the town's location in the heart of the London - Stansted - Cambridge corridor; an area dubbed the 'Eastern Powerhouse' .
Famous people born Bishop’s Stortford:- Cecil Rhodes (“Founder” of Rhodesia) and Minette Walters (crime writer)