Hemel Hempstead


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Postcode: HP1 | code search
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Alford Arms
"I visited this shop today and was very impressed. I went for dress fabric, knitting wool, haberdashery. They had EVERYTHING an amazing tardis of a shop for crafters. ..." More

Alford Arms
"I was recommended to visit this shop for its vast array of craft tools and fabrics. The shop itself was lovely, lots of pretty things and had anything crafty you ..." More

Woody’s Restaurant
"This a lovely little vegetarian restaurant. It caters well for dairy and gluten free too, serving a delicious selection of pizzas, crepes, salads and specials. It's great for breakfast, coffee, ..." More

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Recently on the news due to an explosion at the oil storage plant at Buncefield in 2005, the New Town of Hemel Hempstead is widely known. It is positioned centrally, not far from the M25, just west of the M1, to the North lie the Chiltern Hills and a mainline rail link passes through from London to Birmingham. It is home these days to over 80,000, many of which being commuters, rather a change from the town’s mainly agricultural past to one of the largest business and industrial districts in Hertfordshire . St. Mary's church was begun in about 1140, situated in Gadebridge park, it's regarded as one of the most complete Norman churches in Hertfordshire and took 40 years to build. Tudor and Georgian cottages are scattered around the town too. The Grand Union Canal was opened in 1805 and links the Midland canals with the Thames and provides picturesque walks. The old High Street still exists but doesn’t still have 24 pubs, which it did before expansion took place at the turn of the 20th century. New Town status was officially created in 1947, when housing was needed after World War II for the homeless population of London. In 1973, the first “Magic Roundabout” in the UK came into being – causing chaos on the day it was opened when a policeman had to be stationed at each mini roundabout! It is an interchange consisting of 6 mini roundabouts encircling a central reservation and traffic can circulate in both directions. One of only 3 such systems (the others being in Colchester and Swindon), it mostly works well. There are many hotels, restaurants and cafes in Hemel Hempstead but there is also a large retail park – Jarman Park Leisure World, containing an 8-screen cinema, ten pin bowling, an ice rink, water park and 2 nightclubs and there is a dry ski slope located nearby too. In the town centre is the Marlowes Shopping Centre, on Wednesdays there is an antiques market and a general market on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Able Accounting Services Ltd
Crosskeys Financial Consultancy Services
Dacorum Accountancy
Gary J Harding


Toddler World


Premier Inn Hemel Hempstead Central *book online*
Premier Inn Hemel Hempstead West *book online*
Travelodge Hemel Hempstead *book online*

Caravan Park

Breakspear Way Caravan Club Site

Care Home

High View Lodge
Mountbatten Lodge


Boys' Brigade, The


Empire Cinemas


Dance - Betty Bouston Dance School
The Dance Centre
Yoga - Jo Harper


Lava & Ignite


Dacorum Borough Council


Bennetts End Surgery
Everest House Surgery

Fernville Surgery
Grove Hill Medical Centre
Woodhall Farm Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Home Counties Property

Golf Club

Little Hay

Health and Fitness Club

Esporta Health Club
Sanctuary Spa Group Ltd
Spirit Health Club


Olde Kings Arms


Hemel Hempstead Bric-a-Brac
Hemel Hempstead Market

Pub and Bar

Alford Arms
Bricklayers Arms
Cock & Bottle
Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1
New Venture
Old Bellgate
Olde Kings Arms

Queens Head
Red Lion
Steam Coach
The Crabtree
The Fishery Inn
Three Horseshoes
Three Tuns
White Horse


Alford Arms
Bricklayers Arms
Cock & Bottle
Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1
Mallard (The)
Olde Kings Arms
Plough (The)
Red Lion
The Fishery Inn
Woody’s Restaurant



Abbot’s Hill
Westbrook Hay Prep School


Andrew Wheldon Solicitors
Carr Hepburn


Area Cars
J & B Taxis
MB Cars


Risedale Veterinary Surgery

Sports Clubs

Bovingdon & Flaunden Tennis Club (Tennis)
Chiltern Basketball Club (Basketball)
Edgware RC (Cycling)
Hemel Hempstead CC (Cricket)
Hemel Hempstead CC (Cycling)
Hemel Hempstead Town (Amateur Football)
Leverstock Green (Amateur Football)
St Josephs CC (Cricket)
Wingtsun Martial Arts - Hemel Hempstead (Martial Arts)



County Bookshops
The Mustard Seed Ltd
Ottakars Bookstore
La Senza
Wyevale Garden Centre
Hillier Garden Centre
Quarter Moon Designs
Whittard of Chelsea
Village Pharmacy
David Pressman
Froxy Lady
Simpson Fine Art
Robert Dyas
HR Boutique

Holland and Barratt
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Pets At Home
River Island
SKM Studio


Bushwood Antiques
Bushwood Antiques
Jordans Antique Centre


Silver Arrow Archers(Archery)
Edgware RC(Cycling)

Hemel Hempstead CC(Cycling)
Hemel Ski Centre(Snow Sports)

Places to Stay near Hemel Hempstead

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Alexandra Guest House (0.26 miles)

Alexandra Guest House

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Alexandra Guest House, a 20 Bedroomed Hotel Situated in Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead is well served by motorways, main roads and rail. It is 30 mins. drive from Heathrow or ... More

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Premier Inn Hemel Hempstead Central (0.36 miles)

Ideally situated for both business and leisure guests. For business this hotel is near to Maylands Avenue industrial estate. Ideally located within easy reach of the M1 and M25. Whipsnade zoo is an attraction nearby. ... More | visit website
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Olde Kings Arms (0.41 miles)

Olde Kings Arms

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This attractively restored 16th century coaching inn offers comfortable air conditioned accommodation in 8 well-appointed executive rooms, all with luxury en suite bathrooms with extra large powerful showers. In the old town ... More

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Travelodge Hemel Hempstead (0.44 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Boxmoor Lodge Hotel (1.27 miles)

Boxmoor Lodge Hotel

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Boxmoor Lodge Hotel is located just off junction 20 of the M25 and is probably Hertfordshire’s best kept secret for the discerning visitor looking for peace and tranquillity after a ... More

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Shendish Manor Hotel (1.75 miles)

Shendish Manor Hotel

Shendish Manor is a splendid manor house set in 160 acres of idyllic Hertfordshire countryside, yet with excellent road and rail links close by. The well-appointed bedrooms and four poster suites have every modern facility ... More | visit website

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Best Western The Watermill (1.92 miles)

Best Western The Watermill

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Built around an old flourmill, on the banks of the River Bulbourne, the hotel offers comfortable and relaxing surroundings, free parking and free wireless broadband internet access. In the heart of the ... More

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Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1 (1.99 miles)

Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead M1

The Hemel Hempstead M1 J8 hotel is perfectly located for business and leisure guests. You’ll find it easy to reach the hotel from the M1 and M25 and it’s just a mile away from The ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Hemel Hempstead West (2.50 miles)

Premier Inn Hemel Hempstead West

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Hemel Hempstead Premier Travel Inn is a well appointed hotel for excellent transport links to London and the South East. Excellent value accomodation with superb on site restaurant for breakfast and ... More | visit website

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Bobsleigh Hotel (2.72 miles)

Bobsleigh Hotel

The Bobsleigh is set amongst skilfully landscaped gardens in the Chiltern countryside. This historic hotel provides an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire as well as Bedfordshire and central London is ... More | visit website

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