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Hemel Hempstead is an historic town, fairly close to London. It has many cafes and restaurants and tasty pub food can be found in the Old Town area where numerous quality establishments await. Cheap car hire in Hemel Hempstead is an affordable and easy way to travel between your hotel, attractions and newly discovered eateries.
Hemels finest restaurants are situated in the Old Town, serving international cuisine such as Thai or Italian. Marlowes is a Shopping Centre in the heart of the town, and is part of a pedestrianised area. Nearby, a traditional market sells everything from household goods through to fruit and vegetables. Antique hunters converge there every Wednesday.
Attractions within the town include the Water Gardens and one of Hertfordshires prettiest streets, High Street. Leading from High Street are many shops dealing in angling supplies and also fine art. Hemel Hempstead Old Town Heritage Trail reaches along the Gade Valley, enabling visitors to follow in the footsteps of King Henry VIII.
Hemel Hempstead is also situated conveniently for London, although its nearest airport is Luton. Heathrow is within an hours drive via the M25 and the M1 will take those wishing to travel further afield, perhaps by car hire in Hemel Hempstead, towards the North of England.
Verulamium Museum is set in 100 acres of parklands on the site of one of the major Roman cities of ancient Britain, St Albans. This is just a short drive east of the town, by car rental. Roman rooms, magnificent mosaics and wall plasters have been recreated here, amongst the many attractions.