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Harpenden House Hotel
"Good Points: Room was of an excellent size and the cleanliness was excellent. Check-in went smoothly, likewise, so did the check-out.

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Three Horse Shoes
"It's had a reverse face lift and although the food is still good all the ambience and little touches that made this a special night out have fled. The ..." More


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Between Luton and St Albans is Harpenden - a charming and traditional town. It has a village feel but all the conveniences of the town of nearly 30,000 that it is! Property costs here are high due to it’s strong transport links with the M1 and Luton Airport close by, being on average 25% higher than London 30 miles away. Historically a farming and agricultural community, Harpenden grew with the arrival of the high-speed rail link to London. There are many listed buildings and the whole town centre is a conservation area, with the famous Rothamsted Experimental Station where agricultural research takes place. The Common stretches for a mile and hosts cricket matches, carnivals, concerts etc. Also to the south is a large open area called Nomansland, which saw a battle in the War of the Roses, horse racing between 1848 and 1914 and was also the haunt of a 17th century highwaywoman known as the “Wicked Lady” – there’s a pub restaurant in her memory! Harpenden is even mentioned as a constituency in the Election Night Special sketch of Monty Python. It is also the birthplace and/or home of many famous people, such as Tim Rice the composer, Saracens rugby player Andy Farrell and Eric Morecombe the comedian, whom the village hall is named after. An abundance of events take place here, from a teddy bears picnic to a farmers market the 4th Sunday of each month. There are 3 golf clubs, providing courses to suit all abilities, numerous bars and restaurants prevail, perhaps the most famous of which being The White Horse, gastro pub of celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli!


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Davenport House Surgery
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Hawk & Chadwick Ltd

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Aldwickbury Park
Harpenden Common


Harpenden Country Market

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Dinky Dancers

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Amble Inn
Carpenters Arms

Gibraltar Castle
Harpenden Arms
Oak Tree
Plough & Harrow
Red Cow
Silver Cup
The Fox
Three Horse Shoes
White Horse


Bangkok Lounge Thai Restaurant
Bar Azita
Gibraltar Castle
Peppercorn (The)
Royal Orchid
Slug and Lettuce
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The Bean Tree
The Fox


Wright & Co


Harpenden Cab Co
Harpenden Cablink
Harpenden Taxis & Private Hire
Stans Cars


Icknield Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Harpenden CC (Cricket)
Harpenden JKA Karate Club (Martial Arts)
Harpenden Town (Amateur Football)


Flower Studio
Creature Comforts
Hammonds End Tree Nursery
Harpenden Domestic Appliances
Southdown Pharmacy
Lydon & Shirazi

A & K Wilson Gallery
Inner Court Acupuncture Clinic
JoJo Maman Bebe
20/20 Eyecare
Boswells Sandwich Bar
Koko Koffee Shop
Brown Box Cafe
The Gingerbread Man
The Lily Lounge
Jelleys Meats
Angelico Art
Corbetts Bookshop
Hallmark Cards
Phase Eight
The Art Boutique
Lavender & Stone Beauty Rooms
The Daisy Chain Store

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Glen Eagle Manor Hotel (0.14 miles)

Glen Eagle Manor Hotel

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Beautifully situated in the 'garden town' of Harpenden. This attractive hotel retains the ambiance of a welcoming Victorian town house. The hotel has high levels of service, excellent cuisine and attention to ... More

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Harpenden House (0.37 miles)

Harpenden House

A beautiful Grade II listed Georgian town house with a rich history set in the country Market Town of Harpenden. At the beginning of the 19th Century it was used as a 'School for young ... More | visit website

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Ramada Jarvis Hemel Hempstead (2.48 miles)

Ramada Jarvis Hemel Hempstead
Find your peaceful retreat in 6 acres of natural surroundings at the Ramada Hemel Hempstead / St Albans hotel. London Luton Airport is only 9 miles away and just 5 miles from St Albans. The ... More | visit website
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Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa (2.50 miles)

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa

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Set amid 1065 acres of rolling English countryside, including a 50 acre lake landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown, Luton Hoo offers unrivalled prestige and history, having once accommodated Queen Elizabeth II.
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Premier Inn Luton South (M1, J9) (2.75 miles)

Located just off the M1 junction 9, ideally situated for Luton, Dunstable, St Albans and Harpenden and set on the gateway to London and Milton Keynes. Families visiting can be accommodated in our interconnecting rooms, ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Express London Luton Airport (4.29 miles)

Holiday Inn Express London Luton Airport

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Express by Holiday Inn Luton Airport is the closest hotel to the terminal building and offers comfortable, modern accommodation at great value-for-money prices. Just minutes from the ternminal, Express by Holiday Inn ... More

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Ramada Encore London Luton Airport (4.30 miles)

Ramada Encore London Luton Airport
Welcome to the Ramada Encore London Luton Airport Hotel. The hotel in Luton is ideally situated for the connected business and leisure traveller. We’re only 15 minutes walk from the London Luton Airport (LTN) terminal, ... More | visit website
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Ibis Luton Airport (4.33 miles)

Ibis Luton Airport
Ibis London Luton Airport hotel is a budget hotel. Book the hotel for easy access to London Luton Airport, a 10 minute walk from the hotel. The hotel is also close to Luton Parkway station. ... More | visit website
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St Michael's Manor (4.38 miles)

St Michael

St Michael's Manor is a four star, privately owned and run hotel close to the centre of the ancient Roman city of St Albans, and set in five acres of beautiful English country gardens, surrounding ... More | visit website

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Ardmore House Hotel (4.41 miles)

Ardmore House Hotel
The Ardmore House Hotel is a charming Edwardian Residence with Victorian Annex; both of which have been tastefully converted to provide relaxing and comfortable accommodation within a Residents Only environment.Situated in a pleasant residential area ... More | visit website

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