it's average, if your looking for good shoes then its definately not the place to go. It has it's fair share of hmvs, blockbusters, phone shops etc but not a decent shoe shop in site.
Wilkinsons, Marks and Spencers are there but shops close down as fast as they go up.
No shortage of cafes, mac donalds and coffee shops, with burger stalls scattered around.
At the weekend there are a couple of childrens rides.
The plus about Marlows is the live music which makes it a very chilled out place to visit, I particuarly like the red indian music that is there at times.
Truly awful shopping centre that is well past it's 1980's build date.
Hemel is a new town but this relic makes it look very old.
It's about time the council invested more money in the Cnter to bring it up to the same level as the few new outlets at the end of the town centre.
Far from the worst shopping centre but the Marlowes seems have only received investment for the external features to compliment the new Riverside centre.
There are some good shops within but there is only so far smart shop fronts, cafes and some flyers can go when the building looks as if it is crumbling from the inside.
Hemel Hempstead's shopping district should be the flagship area for Dacorum Borough Council and, as suggested by trunkguy, they should stick their hands in their pockets in an effort to match other local shopping centres such as those in Luton, Watford and Hatfield.
Hemel wouldnt be the same without the Marlowes centre there to keep the shopping alive! Although not as big as the Arndale or Harlequin there are enough shops and of a wide enough variety to keep your interest, and with the Riverside centre down the street you should find anything you need.
The Marlowes is a medium sized shopping mall in Hemel Hempstead. The vast majority of stores are on one floor, with the exception being Argos which can be found above Wilkinsons and accessed via the escalators or glass lifts.
The range of shops is reasonably varied, with a selection of high street chain stores for clothing, books, household items, electronics, food and entertainment.
The majority of stores are well established and have been there since the Marlowes Centre opened some years ago now.
Outside on the high street, which is pedestrianised, further chain stores are added into the mix, and the new Riverside development has added some big names such as HMV, Debenhams and Waterstones, as well as a variety of restaurants and cafes.
If you are looking for reasonable variety for non-specialist shopping, then its a good place to go with adequate, reasonably priced parking and a good selection of stores.
Marlowes is a large shopping centre in Hemel Hempstead. They have a wide range of shops, including clothes shops such as sports world, topshop and river island. They also have jewllery shops such as warren james. On top of that they have food stores, phone shops and every day shops such as wilkinsons. Even outside of the shopping centre you can find a woolworths, WH smiths, jd sports and many more. There is also plenty of places to eat so why not try your next spending spree at the marlowes shopping centre.
Pretty average. Having lived in Hemel Hempstead my whole life, i have adjusted and rarely experienced any different. To have come from luton or watford and the likes, though, i would be greatly disappointed!
I must admit the newer part of the town is an improvement with shops like debenhams, tkmax, peacocks and a few others that were muchly needed!
Overall, i think it needs some mega-moderising! And some serious expanding
Hemel has a wide variety of shops and lots inside the Marlowes. Admittedly it could do with a revamp and extending to allow a wider range of High Street names to come here, but I gues that with the Harlequin only being 15 mins or so away then the Council won't invest the money.
this shopping centre is average and if you live in hemel hemstead then i'm sure it is good enough. however i would prefer to go to the arndale in luton as i find it is easierto find the shops you are looking for and less spaced out. after the development has been completed in the arndale it should be much better.
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