There are plenty of places to do food shopping. Large supermarkets include Aldi, Tesco and Asda, with smaller convenience stores on university campuses, as well as local co-ops. There is no nightlife other than on the university campus. For the next most local club, you need to go to St Albans about 5 miles away. The club often organise nights which include minibus pick up from Hatfield campuses. There is shopping in the outlet centre Galleria, but the shopping is limited. In Welwyn Garden City, there are a few shopping centres with much more choice. It's 4 miles away.