Located just 25 minutes north west of central London, the Hertfordshire town of Hemel Hempstead is a vibrant commuter town, which has become an increasingly popular for those wishing to move away from central London.
Developed after World War II as one of Britain’s ‘new towns’, Hemel Hempstead’s geographical position between London and the Midlands gives it a central position on the UK’s motorway network.
The town has a thriving economy based around engineering, information technology and telecommunications with blue-chip organisations such as BP, British Telecom, DuPont, Epson, Unisys, and Xerox all having operations in the town.
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A significant programme of regeneration and investment has raised Hemel Hempstead’s profile, making it one of the South East's most desirable places to live and work. The town’s proximity to London and its more affordable property prices, has significantly increased demand for quality office space, retail units, housing and apartments.
The original part of the town dates back to the 15th century and is extremely popular with tourists. The High Street features both Victorian, Georgian and Tudor architecture and boasts a diverse range of antique shops, fine art and antiquarian book stores, numerous restaurants, bistros and coffee shops.
The town’s 400,000 sq. ft. Marlowes Shopping Centre features more than 75 shops and cafes, whilst The Riverside open air shopping centre is home to a variety of retail outlets, including music and fashion stores and a 110 bedroom hotel which overlooks the town’s landscaped water gardens and rivers.
Access to Hemel Hempstead is excellent; the train journey to London’s Euston station takes just 26 minutes from the town and both the M1 and M25 motorways are just a short drive from Hemel Hempstead via the A414. Luton Airport, which serves around 15 million passengers each year is approximately 12 miles away and Heathrow Airport is around 25 miles from Hemel Hempstead.
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