The Settlement, formerly known as The Skittles Inn, was designed by Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker, for use as a non-licensed public house. Opened on the 8th March 1907, The Skittles Inn combined the ideas of a continental cafe with that of an Old English Inn.
In 1925, the Skittles Inn building became the new home of Letchworth Settlement and now operate as a popular, independent adult education centre and meeting place. The Settlement has a diverse programme of recreational classes in arts, crafts, fitness, languages and academic disciplines. Our lecturers provide short courses on topics such as world and local history, philosophy, geology, literature and art.
Apart from offering an annual course programme, The Settlement is home to many local groups and societies, including a resident drama group, The Settlement Players, which draw good audiences to their productions. The Settlement is available for occasional lettings and for private and community events.