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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 37120 reviews
Good value for money
By micha12345
Simple hotel but good value considering location. Breakfast was fine, but could have had more options. [Less]
London Stay
By PC Panther
Good hotel located in the Victoria section of London. Wonderful staff and management. Room was small with en-suite, no air conditioning. At the time we were there there were not any computers in [More] the lobby are as they were changing over to another vender for internet service. Hotel did not provide face cloths and did not seem to know what we were asking for. Overall, we would stay there again when in London. [Less]
Great Service, Friendly Staff for a Central London Hotel
By Paul7868
I've been staying at this hotel on regular business trips for the last 7.5 years. All I can say about the manager, Sachin and his team are that they are fabulous. His team focus on good old fashioned [More] customer service with friendly staff and comfortable, very clean rooms. Additionally, this hotel is a short tube (10mins) or bus ride (20mins) from Central London. I would recommend this hotel to anyone coming to London on business or vacation. [Less]
Good hotel for business trips
By Chris3699
I have stayed at this hotel approxmatly 50 night this summer for business. It has convenient access to the industrial area and is the best hotel in the area I have found. [Less]
Clean and comfortable
By TMF66
After some initial booking problems great service by Reception staff. Other staff were friendly too [Less]
Relaxing and Carefree Stay
By domisaku
Nice atmosphere, great meeting rooms with all we needed to have a productive session. Staff looks after you very well, happy to have us there. Clean hotel and rooms. Plenty of parking and [More] fast internet! Highly recommended! [Less]
Room was cool
By Mel Moth
I did not hit the jackpot on this stay and was assigned a smaller 7th floor standard room, with rather worn furniture. But as a top floor room in September it had adequate natural light. and out of [More] the entire team that was over for a meeting (we all were in different places) I think I was the only one not complaining of the heat. [Less]
Very good location.
By ReiEig
Stayed three nights during a visit to London. The location was close to many attractions. The hotel was in a quiet area. Overall a very good stay. [Less]
My Favourite Hotel, when I'm in London
By marictime
Thanks must go to Sarah and Joseph..and I also would like to say a huge thank you to all staff for making my stay so welcoming and delightful. You are a great team. Everything is always so [More] perfect, and you all go out of your way to ensure that everything is just perfect. Thank you so much. [Less]

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