The town of Borehamwood is located in southern Hertfordshire. It lies on the border of London and Hertfordshire, 14 miles from Central London. Its proximity to the city has helped to boost the local economy tremendously. The town gained prominence from 1920 onwards, as it became the preferred location for numerous film and television companies. In fact, the multitude of film production studios that were present in the town ultimately led to the area being referred to as British Hollywood. Classic movies including Summer Holiday and Moby Dick have been filmed here. The Aldenham Country Park is a popular attraction in the region, especially for families seeking quiet countryside recreation.
Large companies that have their executive suites in the region include Barclays, Alstom, NatWest, DVLA and George Wimpey. Pizza Hut has their Britain head offices in the area, as does Regent Inns. The town has some fantastic retail shopping, the predominant retail space being Borehamwood Shopping Park. Popular brands such as Boots, Marks & Spencer, Dorothy Perkins, Next and Miss Selfridge have a presence in the park.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are numerous notable pubs in the area that provide all kinds of night-time entertainment from cabaret to live music shows. Mops & Brooms is one such venue that is extremely popular with locals and visitors alike. The Mecca Bingo Club and Bushey Bowling Club also make for a fun day out. Italian food lovers will enjoy a visit to Zinco, which has a reputation of consistently serving great food. Malay Chinese Noodle Bar has a menu that features all kinds of oriental fare including Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Malaysian dishes.
Elstree & Borehamwood railway station is the primary station that serves the area. Services running on the Thameslink route can be accessed from here, as well as trains running on the East Midlands route. Numerous bus services provide access to other parts of Hertfordshire as well as to several locations in London. M25 and A1 are major roads that pass through here. The closest airport is London Heathrow, a short bus ride away.