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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


Excellent Facilities
By Maxi924
Stayed here for business trip. Was in a great location, lots of shopping, restaurant and even a cinema next door. Rooms were clean and well equipped, staff were friendly and the pool was great [Less]
Thursday in wembley
By chrissi
Hotel staff were efficient,helpful and friendly. Amenities were very satisfactory and felt it was value for money. Location was suitable for our needs. [Less]
holiday Inn wembley
By mattst24
excellent friendly staff. hotel clean presentable and relaxing. food good in hotel. plenty around to do and eat aswell. tube close to hotel. would recommend hotel to family and friends. [Less]
Excellent Hotel
By Phil
A very friendly hotel with all facilities and the new restaurant and menu is ideal for a frequent business user. It is just of the M1 so easy accessible. [Less]
Bed comfort
By Kevj
The bed was very firm and pillows not to my liking personal choice I suppose [Less]
Pleasant stay
By kincaid
It was a very relaxing atmosphere and the staff were brilliant. We had a small problem in changing channels on the TV but this did not spoil our stay. We will definitely use this hotel in future. [Less]
Good comfortable room
By Cherry28
Family room good value for money. Clean and quiet. Breakfast bit manic and messy (not enough staff to clear away) but lots of choice, continental style. [Less]
Good location and great service
By David
Stayed at Holiday Express for 11 days while exploring London.The staff were friendly and helpful. Public transport is close with bus outside or around the corner. Bus no 74 around the corner it only [More] takes 3/4 stops to Earls Court subway station. This bus also takes you to Hyde park ,Marble Arch and Baker street which are good stepping stones to other places.West Brompton station is also 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel.My only criticism is the room was too small for 4 people. 2adults , one 17 year old and another 15. Along with luggage it was cramped. The sofa bed needs changing and was not comfortable.This was offset by the good natured staff , both front office and food areas who were always smiling and pleasant.The location was fine and would stay there again if the price is right. [Less]
Short London break
By Wilt
A good hotel, a short walk to shops and underground. Room was tight with 2 kids [Less]

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