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A town offering both British heritage and clear modernisation, Hemel Hempstead offers Old Town streets and trails alongside new stores and a pedestrianised shopping area. Henry VIII's Footsteps can be followed along the Hemel Hempstead Old Town Heritage Trail, extending along the Gade Valley and passing the Marchmont Arms. Cheap car hire in Hemel Hempstead is available for those who wish to see more of the area.
The town is also located within a 30-minute train ride of London and Heathrow Airport is less than an hours drive away. Budget car rental is available to book directly or through the internet for your convenience. The M1 and M25 are the main routes to the city of London and to the North of England.
A walk around Hemel Hempstead, starting at the centre, will take you around the modern Marlowes Shopping Centre. A little further past this area you will find a colourful and traditional market offering household goods and fresh produce. Here is also where those looking for antiques come to each Wednesday.
The new town is also the place to find Hemel Hempsteads Water Gardens, created Sir Geoffry Jellicoe, the famous architect, in 1957. Travelling out of town, heading east, the ancient Roman town of St. Albans can be found. St Albans is home to the Verulamium Museum, set in 100 acres of parkland and housing recreated Roman rooms, wall plasters and impressive mosaics.
Motorists will find easy access to the M25, to see more of Hertfordshire and to reach the capital of London. A twice-hourly service from London Euston station also serves the town. Restaurants are many and cuisine offered includes international fare. Cheap car hire in Hemel Hempstead is an easy and affordable way to get around.