To get to Xara Group Ltd's HQ at Gaddesden Place:
- Go to the 'magic' roundabout in the centre of Hemel Hempstead
This is easy to find from either the M1 or A41. It's actually six roundabouts
arranged in a circle, with the result that you can drive either clockwise or anti-clockwise round it,
and is a lot less scary than it looks. The Kodak building is right next to the roundabout - this is
easy to find as it's about the only high rise building in Hemel Hempstead.
- Take the exit for the Leighton Buzzard road (A4146)
Follow the road for about two miles, out of Hemel Hempstead, passing a garden centre and
a Renault garage, all on your left. Immediately after is the Red Lion pub also on the left. Opposite
is a turning called Red Lion Lane which is signposted to Markyate.
- Turn right into Red Lion Lane and Gaddesden Place is the first on the left
The drive actually goes straight on as the main road turns a sharp right. There is a lodge house
on the corner with a sign marking the drive to Gaddesden Place. Wait at the gate and it will open automatically. Continue up the drive until you see Gaddesden Place in front of you, follow the sign to Reception on the left of the main building.
The Xara office is on the top floor. If you park in the visitor's car park and enter the building through the door on the left, you'll see the stairs ahead of you.