Hemel Hempstead, with a population of 90,000, is one of the most populated urban centres in Hertfordshire. The town is located 24 miles northwest of London. Businesses in the area range from engineering sector companies to telecommunications and IT firms, mainly because of the town's close proximity to London.
Many regeneration and development projects have commenced in the past two decades, including improved leisure and sport facilities, new and expanded shopping centres, and residential areas repurposed from iconic offices.
It's easy to get involved in sport in Hemel Hempstead, as almost all tastes are catered for at local facilities. Notable venues include Sportspace, Planet Ice, Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club, and the town's very own indoor Snow Centre, where you can participate in snow-based sports and activities no matter the weather. It even boasts Aquasplash, an indoor themed water park.
Hemel Hempstead can claim as its own notable people as diverse as Sir Francis Bacon, Former James Bond Roger Moore, and Max Whitlock, member of Team Great Britain's 2012 Olympic Men's Gymnastics Team.