Borehamwood is a town in southern Hertfordshire, situated 12.5 miles (20.1km) north of central London. It is part of the borough of Hertsmere within the London commuter belt, and of the civil parish of Elstree and Borehamhwood. The town is perhaps most well known for its film and TV studios, commonly known as Elstree Film Studios, hence the associated with Elstree. Being on the edge of Greater London, communications in the area are very good with road and rail links to London and elsewhere, including the M1 and the M25. Borehamwood Station provides a very quick link via Thameslink to the City every few minutes. Heathrow, Stansted and Luton airports are nearby.
Bushey retains its village atmosphere and is a pleasant location separated from neighbouring more built-up areas by farmland, commons and golf courses. The main part of the village near the Church of St James and the quaint village pond is a conservation area. Bushey and the surrounding countryside offers excellent leisure facilities and well located parks and public open spaces.
Being on the outer fringes of London, communications in the area are very good with road and rail links to London and elsewhere, including the M1 and the M25. From Watford Station, the London Underground Metropolitan Line provides a direct link to the City every few minutes. Trains run to the outlying residential areas of Rickmansworth and Amersham. Watford Junction main line station connects to Euston in 20 minutes. Heathrow and Luton airports are nearby
Edgware is an area in Greater London, situated 10 miles from Central London. It forms part of both the London Borough of Barnet and the London Borough of Harrow. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London. It is principally a shopping and residential area with excellent transport links via Edgware's Northern Line underground station and road links to surrounding residential areas and green belt countryside. Edgware is a post town within the HA postcode area. It extends into the London Borough of Harrow to include Canons Park and Little Stanmore and into the London Borough of Brent to include part of Queensbury.
The London Borough of Harrow Council is responsible for town and country planning, development control, highways and traffic, environmental health, education, social services and strategic planning, parks and open spaces, leisure, refuse collection and recycling, sewer maintenance (as agents for Thames Water Authorities) and land drainage.
From Harrow on the Hill Station, the London Underground Metropolitan Line provides a direct link to the City every few minutes. Trains run to the outlying residential areas of Uxbridge, Watford, Rickmansworth and Amersham. Chiltern Line trains from Marylebone terminus call at Harrow on the Hill on their way to Amersham and Aylesbury. The other important rail route through Harrow is the British Rail route from Euston on which the principal local station is Harrow and Wealdstone, some ten minutes walk from Harrow town centre. A regular fast service into London is supplemented by a local service stopping at suburban stations and by London Underground‘s Bakerloo Line which travels to the West End and to Charing Cross and Waterloo main line stations. The Piccadilly and Jubilee Underground lines also serve other parts of Harrow. The Piccadilly line cuts across the southern part of the borough, whilst the Jubilee Line starts from Stanmore.
Mill Hill is a place in the London Borough of Barnet situated 9 miles of Central London. Mill Hill was formerly in the historic county of Middlesex until it was absorbed by London. Mill Hill consists of several distinct parts: the old original centre based around Mill Hill Village; the later-developed but now main hub of the area at Mill Hill Broadway, and the area around Mill Hill East. A further area at the western edge of the suburb, The Hale, is on the borders of Mill Hill and Edgware, and is partly in each. Mill Hill Village is the oldest known inhabited part of the district, a ribbon development along a medieval route called 'The Ridgeway'. It is thought that the name 'Mill Hill' may be derived from a mill on The Ridgeway, built on an area of open ground (now a park) known as The Mill Field. The village is bounded on the north and the south by Green Belt land, and its High Street, at 100 yards, is the shortest in London. The area's proximity to the city made it popular as a country retreat from the 17th century onwards, and large houses and quaint cottages survive. The surrounding area has practically everything considered essential to enjoy the modern lifestyle, shops, leisure facilities, cultural amenities, parks and playgrounds and ease of communications with both Central London and the green belt countryside which surrounds Greater London.
Northwood is a suburban area in Greater London, and is part of the London Borough of Hillingdon. Northwood was first recorded in 1435 as Northwode, formed from the Old English 'north' and 'wode', meaning 'the northern wood', in relation to Ruislip. Northwood Hills shares the origin. The Northwood post town of the HA postcode area extends into Hertfordshire to include Eastbury and Moor Park. A triangular area of Northwood including the old High Street, Chester Road and Hallowell Road has been deemed a place of special-interest restriction, in order to protect the numerous Victorian houses situated there.
Being on the outer fringes of London, communications in the area are very good with road and rail links to London and elsewhere, including the M1, M25, the West Coast main line and the Metropolitan Line into Central London. The area provides a direct link to the City every few minutes. Trains run to the outlying residential areas of Rickmansworth and Amersham. There is varied leisure activity. The Grand Union Canal is popular with walkers and also with boat users. Each May the Rickmansworth Waterways Trust organises the Rickmansworth Canal Festival at Batchworth Lock Canal Centre. The Council owns and manages The Aquadrome at Rickmansworth which forms part of the Colne Valley Regional Park and offers facilities for fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, canoeing and water skiing.
Pinner and Hatch End
Hatch End & Pinner are located in the London Borough of Harrow, 13 miles of Central London. Hatch End is home to the Harrow Arts Centre, a complex which centres around a large theatre and a smaller studio theatre. Music, dance, theatre, comedy and literature events are all hosted here, along with many workshops and summer schemes run during the holidays. Also of interest is Letchford House built in 1670. Pinner was originally a hamlet and the oldest part of the village lies around the fourteenth-century parish church of St John the Baptist. Pinner has had an annual street fair since 1336, when it was granted by Royal Charter by Edward III; it remains popular today, being the last of its kind in Middlesex. The area boasts a number of restaurants catering for all tastes and excellent links both for Central London via its rail and underground stations and routes to the surrounding areas and green belt countryside.
Stanmore provides excellent amenities with a range of restaurants, wine bars, public houses and is well placed for sport and leisure facilities and places of worship.
It is also ideally positioned for access to the A1, M1 and M25 motorways together with Luton, Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Just a short distance from Stanmore Broadway is the Stanmore Jubilee Line Station that takes you into the heart of London with 30 minutes (approx.)
Educational needs are well served with several state and independent private schools. In addition there are extensive shopping facilities in the nearby towns of Watford, Harrow and Brent Cross. The northern area remains open land as Stanmore Common, part of Bentley Priory Open Space, Cloisters and Pear Woods and the grounds of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. Further south there are Stanmore Golf Club, Canons Park and several sports and recreational grounds.
Watford provides a comprehensive range of services to the people and businesses in the communities of Garston, Oxhey, North Watford as well as central Watford. It offers an ideal mixture of beautiful countryside, excellent leisure facilities, good communications, historic buildings, purpose-built offices and well located parks and public open spaces. The nearby areas of Croxley Green, Bushey, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Kings Langley, Abbots Langley, Carpenders Park and South Oxhey, located in Three Rivers and Hertsmere districts, also form part of the Watford postcode area. Being on the outer fringes of London, communications in the area are very good with road and rail links to London and elsewhere, including the M1 and the M25. From Watford Station, the London Underground Metropolitan Line provides a direct link to the City every few minutes. Trains run to the outlying residential areas of Rickmansworth and Amersham. Watford Junction main line station connects to Euston in 20 minutes. Heathrow and Luton airports are nearby.