Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire in the south east of England, to the north west of London. The population at the United Kingdom Census 2001 was 81,143.
 
Developed after World War II as a new town, it has existed as a settlement since the 8th century and was granted its Royal charter by Henry VIII of England in 1539.

Why visit?

  • Hemel Hempstead is located in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here you can explore the rolling hills, woodlands and chalk downlands, and take in the stunning views.
  • Hemel Hempstead is just a short train ride away from London, making it the perfect base for exploring the capital. You can take a day trip to the city and explore the sights, or take a longer break and experience all that London has to offer.
  • Hemel Hempstead is home to a number of attractions, including the Gadebridge Park, the Natural History Museum, and the Water Gardens. There are also plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs to explore.