The population of Ware is approximately 18,000. The town centre has one main
street or the High Street as it is called in all town centres in the U.K. Ware has one large supermarket and
a number of small shops plus a variety of restaurants and pubs.
The town also has two swimming pools (one indoor and one outdoor), a large leisure
centre, a library and a very small museum.
It's easy to imagine what life was like in the past in Ware with many old
buildings still standing on both sides of the narrow High Street. The old coaching inns with their tall
arched entrances are reminders of the time when they were used by horse and carriage for access to the rear of the inns. Today,
these same entrances are used by cars and delivery trucks.
Ware is an old market town. The market has been held every week for the past 800 years
- and is still held every week, on Tuesdays, in Ware.
Ware has a carnival and parade every summer (in July) and a Dickensian festival