Travelling around Hemel Hempstead
With its wide, pedestrianised lanes (that you just won’t find closer to the capital), lots of green parklands and an excellent high street, Hemel Hempstead is a sizeable commuter town. The pretty old town still has colourful houses and quaint cobbled streets, but there’s plenty here for the more modern visitor too!
If you plan on paying Hemel a visit, there’s plenty to do here whatever you’re interested in. With an ice rink, indoor snow centre and paintball arena, the adrenalin junkies will be perfectly happy, while the manicured lawns of Gadebridge Park ensure that visitors who enjoy the quieter things in life are well catered for.
The travel in Hemel Hempstead is one of its biggest features, with regular coaches to the capital, as well as all manner of shorter journeys to St Albans, Aylesbury, Watford and more, so getting around with Arriva couldn’t be simpler.
If shopping is your thing, then there are many haunts to hit in Hemel Hempstead. The Marlowes Shopping Centre has all the high street stores you could wish for while the Riverside Shopping Centre is an attractive open-air mall located on the banks of the River Gade.
Hemel is the perfect place for families who like adventure. You can head to The Snow Centre and take to the snowy slopes, and then try Laser Quasar, Delta Force Paintball or Planet Ice Rink. But it’s not all action. The Frithsden Vineyard, St Mary’s Church and the Amaravati Buddhist Centre offer a more tranquil way to spend a free day.
Just a stone’s throw away from Hemel Hempstead is the world-famous Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour. Potter fans can drink butterbeer, board the Hogwarts Express and even try riding a broomstick in this unique experience which draws in the crowds from across the world.