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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

Average Rating for Hemel Hempstead Hotel
(4.3 / 5) of 37118 reviews
Great Value
By Rich3300
I have stayed here several times and its been exactly as expected. It is really well located next to the A!/M25 but there is no road noise, a really quiet hotel. [Less]
leisure
By Shemina
good hotel - had a comfortable stay. Staff friendly and attentive. [Less]
nice, celan hotel. Friendly staff
By sie82
great night in a comfortable bed. speedy and tasty room service. Friendly and efficient staff [Less]
Business trip
By PFMRMG
very pleasant - would stay again [More] . [Less]
A good night of sleep
By Lavieenrose
I did stay for one night to sleep and relax after a day full of activities. [Less]
Caring staff
By Shakespearelover91
In addition to the wonderful location of this hotel within a very short walking distance to Bankside and the Globe Theatre, it is practically right across the street from the Tate Modern Museum. [More] Unfortunately my wallet was stolen while in London and the staff was very caring assisting me with making calls to alert credit card companies and accepting rush mail with replacement cards for me. They also continually asked how I was doing. In addition I found the complimentary breakfast very impressive, more so than in the US. I look forward to staying there again. [Less]
Great staff
By Stretton Steamer
Stayed here for one night as it was very close to a venue where we going to a reception. Staff were able to get us taxis to the event and the next day to return to the train station. Very efficiently. [Less]
Couldn't have been more welcomed and/or comfortable
By Strudders
Warmly welcomed in a very clean and comfortable hotel. Great location, well positioned for many attractions, including the wonderful Marylebone High Street. With Holiday Inn you know what you are [More] going to get, i.e. good service [Less]
Short Stay but cost value not great
By irishcardiff32
I found the hotel to be adequate but would have happily stayed in an express, but all were booked for the given night. The significant cost of this hotel doesn't justify what is supplies. However it [More] is close to central London, so perhaps that justifies the cost. [Less]

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