Top recommended things to do in Hemel Hempstead and Hertfordshire


  • Hemel Hempstead High Street (1.7 miles)
  • Berkhamstead High Street (1.5 miles)
  • The Harlequin Shopping Centre (8 miles)
  • London Eye (25 miles)


Sports & football:

  • Watford FC (9 miles)
  • Stevenage FC (30 miles)
  • Wembley (18 miles)
  • Emirates stadium (21 miles)

Harry Potter Studio Tour, Warner Bros

Warner Bros

If you're planning a visit to Warner Bros Harry Potter tour, why not make a day of it and book your Accommodation with us.

Perfectly located only 6.9miles from the Warner Bros studios we offer a range of Bedrooms, landscaped grounds and a restaurant & bar for you and your family during your Trip. We have special deals for guests visiting the Studio Tour.

Book your Discounted Accomondation

The Snow Centre

Snow Centre

UK-based snow sports fanatics need not travel to the Alps every time they need a quick winter sports fix. Hemel Hempstead now boasts a 160m slope, an indoor lesson slope of 100m and top-of-the-range equipment and facilities

The XC


XC is a world class extreme sports facility based in Hemel Hempstead.


Race Courses


Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire is not only a top sporting venue but an all round entertainment and events destination. 30 day and evening racing fixtures annually, including the famous Lockinge Stakes

Royal Ascot

Ascot Racecourse is the world's most famous racecourse with a history of horse racing spanning 300 years. We are located in Ascot, Berkshire, UK.

Kempton Park

Kempton Park is one of the busiest racecourses in the UK hosting almost 100 Jump racing and Flat racing fixtures throughout the year. We offer a unique and flexible venue for conferences, meetings, weddings, private parties and other events, tailored for different tastes and budgets.  Kempton Park hosts a variety of events, including a weekly outdoor market, bi-monthly antiques market, Family Fun Days and Kempton Live music events.

Royal Windsor

Flat racing takes place at Windsor 22 times a year from April to October. In the summer, regular Monday evening fixtures and theme nights attract large and enthusiastic crowds, and you can even travel to the racecourse by riverboat!

Get the fixture lists for the above reacecourses for 2012-13


Watford Palace Theatre

The Watford Palace Theatre, which reopened in autumn 2004 after a £8.7m refurbishment, is a hive of cultural activity for Watford. The theatre produces nine shows a year, many of which tour nationally and transfer to the West End

Other recommendations

Woodside Leisure Park

Opened in January 1996, Woodside Leisure Park consists of Hollywood Bowl ten-pin bowling, an eight-screen Warner Village Cinema and the first-ever Kidsports facility. There are also various chain restaurant outlets and a bar (in Hollywood Bowl)

Kite Flying on Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill, one of the highest points on north London's Hampstead Heath, offers unbeatable views of the city. Join kite-flyers and make the most of the wind and the thrilling backdrop, featuring St Paul's, Canary Wharf and other prominent landmarks