The High Street has a community atmosphere and is a unique shopping experience featuring many speciality shops and services. Visitors and can soak up the Victorian, Georgian and Tudor architecture in a street described as “the prettiest street in Hertfordshire”.
The Old Town of Hemel Hempstead boasts a diverse selection of specialist shops including fine art, antiques, gentleman’s outfitters, dolls houses, quality giftware, furniture, Christian book shop, angling supplies, soft furnishing, bicycles, estate agents and hair and beauty salons.
You can also drink in the atmosphere of the Old Town in any of the period pubs and enjoy the varied menus that cater for all palates in the numerous restaurants, bistros and cafes along the High Street.
The town of Hemel Hempstead has much to offer its many visitors and is a great family friendly place to shop. The town centre has all the major High Street stores you’d expect of a busy modern town as well as a Debenhams Department Store.
At the end of the Marlowes, just past Marks & Spencer, you can walk straight through into Riverside, the new shopping development with Debenhams and many other new stores. Road access can be gained via The Plough (‘Magic’) Roundabout to the Riverside 350 space car park.
Hemel’s outdoor market is located in the centre of the Marlowes, along the pedestrianised area. For fruit & veg, clothes and household goods, the general market is on Thursdays and Saturdays. Alternatively, Wednesday’s antiques market is always popular with those in search of a bargain.