Premier Inn South Mimms/Potters Bar
“The UK's largest budget accommodation provider – ideal for business, leisure and family stays” - AA Inspector
SOUTH MIMMS, HERTFORDSHIRE
Premier Inn South Mimms/Potters Bar is just off the M25 in a great spot to help break a long journey. If you've time to stop and explore the area you'll be well placed to hop on a train for central London. Catch the big match at Wembley Stadium or take a magical trip to Hogwarts on the Harry Potter Studio Tour at the Warner Bros Studios. After a busy day return for a tasty meal in the restaurant and a good night's sleep in a comfy bed.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 142
- Family rooms: 0
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Christmas entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Open all year
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About the area
As Hertfordshire is so close to London, many of its towns have become commuter havens. St Albans, less than 19 miles (30km) from the capital, has retained its distinctive character, along with many historic remains. The Roman city of Verulamium is situated in a nearby park, and excavations have revealed an amphitheatre, a temple, parts of the city walls and some house foundations. There are also some amazing mosaic pavements.
The abbey church at St Albans is thought to have been built on the same site where St Alban met his martyrdom in the 3rd century. The abbey was founded in 793 by King Offa of Mercia, and contains the saint’s shrine, made of Purbeck marble. Lost for years, it was discovered in the 19th century, in pieces, and restored by the designer of the red telephone box, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The abbey also contains some wonderful medieval wall paintings. Nicholas Breakspear was born in St Albans, the son of an abbey tenant. In 1154 he took the name Adrian IV, and became the first, and so far only, English pope. Another famous son of Hertfordshire was Sir Francis Bacon, Elizabethan scholar and Lord High Chancellor, born in Hemel Hempstead in 1561.
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