Hemel Hempstead Hotels

Mini guide to Hemel Hempstead


Hemel Hemptead is in the heart of western Hertfordshire, situated at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. Once a major Roman trading ground, Hemel is now a bustling modern town with an interesting historic center and famous antiquities market.

Hemel is renowned as a shopping mecca. The modern Marlowe Shopping Centre draws a variety of visitors. Traditional markets are also popular, in particular the Wednesday market, which is a haven for antique browsers. The famous Hemel Hempstead Water Gardens, home to the town's vast duck population, are also well-visited.

A walk in the Old Town reveals many hidden delights. The High Street is charming and offers a wide array of specialist shops. Alternatively, you can stroll the Old Town's heritage trail following the footsteps of Henry VIII. The trail extends along the Gade Valley to the pretty hamlet of Piccotts End. St Mary's church near Gadebridge Park is also worth visiting.

Hemel is also famed for its cosy pubs offering hearty English fare. Of particular note is the picturesque Three Horseshoes with its riverside terrace and the many local boat owners providing idle entertainment. The Old Town is also home to many fine restaurants offering everything from European to Asian fare for evening dining.

Exploring the surrounding Hertfordshire area is similarly rewarding. To the east lies the ancient Roman town of St Albans, home to the Verulamium Museum set in over 100 acres of scenic parklands with renovated Roman rooms and glorious mosaics on display. Other excavated Roman sites can be seen in the town of Gadebridge.

Hemel's most convenient airport is Luton, offering daily flights to many European destinations. Buses run regularly from the airport to Hemel. London's Heathrow Airport is accessible via the M25 motorway (1 hour). Arriving from the north, motorists have easy access via the M1, or the A41 from the west. Situated on the Northampton line, Silverlink trains run every 20 minutes from London's Euston Station (30 minutes).


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