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Visiting Hemel Hempstead
Strolling around Hemel Hempstead’s Old Town, with its 12th-century church and Georgian buildings, it’s easy to forget you’re in a post-war “new town” that’s home to hundreds of businesses. The town is a great base for exploring the footpaths of the Chiltern Hills, or visiting nearby Warner Brothers Studios for the Harry Potter tour, and it’s only half an hour from central London by train.

Hemel Hempstead: town layout
Hemel sits on gentle hills north of London, where the Gade and Bulbourne rivers meet. Roads radiate from the so-called Magic Roundabout, designed in the 1970s to ease traffic congestion. The main railway station is to the west, while just north are the shopping district of Marlowes and the Old Town. The eastern districts of Maylands and Leverstock Green are home to many local businesses. The M1 motorway passes by here, crossing the M25 on the way to Watford and London. Across the motorway stands the cathedral city of St. Albans.

The concierge recommends…

  • The Snow Centre, where you can whizz down a 160-metre indoor slope on skis or a snowboard.
  • Enjoying the fresh air among the trees in riverside Gadebridge Park.

Hotels in Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead was designed as a series of self-contained districts, so wherever you stay you’ll find plenty to do.
Accommodation near the main station or in the district of Apsley – where there’s another station – gives you easy access to London. You’re also close to the Old Town’s shops and trendy spots along the river.
Districts to the east, like Maylands and Leverstock Green, are closer to many corporate headquarters and business parks, and have easy access to the M1.

Eating Out in Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead offers a good mix of international and traditional fare, from spicy Nepalese dishes at Infinity to Keralan specialities at The Cochin and hearty pub grub at the canal-side Paper Mill.
If you have a bit more time, book a tour of Frithsden Vineyard followed by a wine-tasting session. The winery’s Terrace Café is a perfect spot to relax with homemade food and a glass of Frithsden wine.

The chef recommends...

  • Braughing sausages: A Hertfordshire speciality with subtle herbs and spices, these sausages make a delicious breakfast. Or you can serve them up for dinner with gravy and mashed potatoes.

Shopping in Hemel Hempstead
The Old Town's streets are lined with independent boutiques and antiques dealers. The nearby pedestrianised district of Marlowes is home to high-street favourites, restaurants and cafés. Marlowes Shopping Centre and the open-air Riverside precinct here add to the lively atmosphere and make the area the town’s shopping hub. If you want a full day out, head west to Jarman Square, an entertainment complex that includes a cinema, an ice rink, shops and eateries.

Hemel’s Markets

  • General market: Browse the stalls for fruit, vegetables and clothes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • The Exchange: You can search for hidden treasures among the antiques and collectibles here every Wednesday.
  • Old Town Sunday Market: Held on the first Sunday of the month, this is a great place to find handmade local crafts, or to pick up fresh ingredients for dinner.

Culture & Nightlife in Hemel Hempstead
You can book tickets for an evening of theatre, film or music at The Old Town Hall, a cosy theatre housed in a Victorian building in the Old Town. During the day, pop inside to catch free art exhibitions or relax in the café.
If you crave big-screen entertainment, Jarman Square’s Empire Cinema shows everything from blockbusters to arthouse classics.

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Visiting Hemel Hempstead with a Family
From swimming, climbing and badminton at the Sportspace community sports centre to the play area, skate park and crazy golf course in Gadebridge Park, there’s plenty to keep children busy.

Family Fun in Hemel

  • Planet Ice Hemel Hempstead in Jarman Square has family sessions – ideal for little ones learning to skate – as well as open sessions for a fun day out.
  • At The Warner Bros. Studio Tour in nearby Leavesden, Harry Potter fans can explore sets from the film series, including the original Hogwarts Express train. You can have your picture taken on a broomstick, drink butterbeer and pick up essentials like chocolate frogs or a Gryffindor scarf in the shop.

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Latest Hemel Hempstead Hotel Reviews


Weekend Break
By SiDrury
We came down for the shows and wanted a hotel which represented by good value but a cut above. The City gave this. Pros: great staff nice hotel and nice location for the river and St Paul's, nice [More] fresh breakfast and restaurant. Good value for money, Cons: a little out of the way for the shows, pillows were a little old and floppy, and bathroom was tired and a refresh. [Less]
Great location in central London
By DougB
Nice hotel in a good location, comfortable, clean and convienient [Less]
Dinner portions was the only let down
By bapman83
My experience of this hotel was really goo and I will stay again, room were very clean, well furnished and comfortable. However I was very disappointed by the dinner portions, was only a simple [More] burger and chips however 8 chips??? I found that it was better value to eat out [Less]
Great front desk service
By Benzoe
We arrived in the morning before check-in and the front desk were extremely helpful by getting ur details already sorted then storing our luggage for us. It was done in a very professional and [More] welcoming manner [Less]
Great staff and accomodation
By Pete66
From the time we arrived we were made to feel welcome and that nothing was too much trouble. The reception staff made sure we got rooms adjoining and we're extremely helpful. Room service were polite [More] and delivered our order quickly, overall we have only very slight cause for complaint, being disturbed around 8 by the cleaners wanting to service the room and water and coffee running out at breakfast without being replaced but otherwise it was a great stay. [Less]
Impressive
By TimW
Beautifully refurbished hotel - there's not much not to like at this hotel. Thoroughly recommended [Less]
Excellent Service and comfortable stay
By Ronn
Nice Location, Good Staff and Comfortable Room. Would happily recommend [Less]
Nice stay
By Nomadic
We just stayed one night. The room was comfy, although the aircon was a bit noisy. Breakfast was good and overall we had a pleasant stay. [Less]
Repeat visitor
By Nathan76
I've stayed in this hotel multiple times and have always been pleased by the exceptional cleanliness and friendliness of the staff. I stay in a lot of hotels and this is one of the few that when I'm [More] in I am in no hurry to Leave. [Less]

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