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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

Well situated hotel with friendly and helpful staff.Staff
By Stan
Staff are very welcoming,helpful and friendly, breakfasts of good quality.This hotel epitomizes hospitality that one has come to expect from Holiday Inn. [Less]
November stay
By Greg12
As always, the staff at the Bloomsbury Holiday Inn are extremely efficient and friendly. [Less]
Lovely comfortable return visit
By Daf65
I stayed four nights in a executive room over the Remembrance week-end. As usual the welcome was very friendly with the concierge welcoming me back once again. I had requested room 617 and a 1pm [More] check in, the room was ready, perfect. The staff are very friendly and helpful nothing any trouble. Looking forward to my next visit, hopefully very soon. Congratulations to all for maintaining a consistently high standard. [Less]
Great for weddings
By Cez51
We stayed at hotel as our daughter was getting married there. I accompanied her to the hotel several times before the day to check facilities and take items for storage to be used on the day. Staff [More] at this time were always extremely friendly and helpful. The evening before the wedding we met (with our daughter) Jenna who was to be the toastmaster for the day. She ran through the order of the day with us and all questions and requests left us feeling very happy for the next day. The day itself was perfect. Nothing went wrong. Jenna was always around if we needed to ask anything. We would give her 10/10 for the day and would like to thank her once again for helping make the day so good. [Less]
Great reception and room service
By Steve
Very prompt check in by very polite and helpful receptionist. Used room service and was surprised how good the food was and how quickly it was delivered. Bed very comfortable and WIFI just worked [More] without a lot of hassle. [Less]
Pleasant night's stay
By daisyjane
We were greeted very warmly by the receptionist, who gave us an upgraded room (with a four poster bed). We had forgotten our toothbrushes, were given replacements free of charge and with a smile. [More] In fact all of the staff we met were friendly and helpful, got the impression they were happy to work there and happy to help. Bar service prompt and efficient, friendly barman, we didn't have dinner as were meeting friends locally. Breakfast was OK, the usual hotel full English, again waiter was friendly and helpful. If I wanted to be picky - the bedroom lighting wasn't very good, no bedside or desk lamps for some reason. But all in all a good stay and excellent value for the price we paid. The staff make this hotel - give them all a pay rise! :oD [Less]
Uncomfortable beds
By Summer67
Uncomfortable bed no lemonade at bar and barking dog [Less]
Excellent value for money
By Trotterbox
Great hotel, good location, excellent breakfast. The staff are amazing friendly, with a smile. Great check in, easy and quick. Asked for a room on 3rd floor, which was no problem. Room was clean, [More] warm, and welcoming. Would recommend this hotel. [Less]
Excellent service, excellent staff and good service
By Mick
Overall the stay was perfect. Only problem was the cooked breakfast, it was not fresh and very basic. For the price of the hotel rooms, it could be a better quality. [Less]

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