The town of Potters Bar is located in the Borough of Hertsmere, in the county of Hertfordshire. There is evidence of settlements in the area that date back to the 13th century. The area underwent urbanisation beginning in the mid 1800s, when the first railway was opened here. The Great Northern Railway enhanced connectivity to London, making Potters Bar one of the many commuter towns on the outskirts of the city. In the past decade, the area has seen the influx of different types of businesses and has grown from a dormitory town into a region that is continually growing. The famous British Comedy series, Little Britain, was shot in the area, as was the horror movie Bloodbath at the House of Death.
Specialist accountancy firm, Churchill Knight & Associates occupies a fair amount of office space in the area, as do local accountants such as M G Wilson & Co. Other businesses that have a presence in the area include solicitors, property developers, estate agents and photographers. Retail spaces such as cafes and pubs, beauty salons, art studios, food and drink shops and boutiques also do profitable business in the region.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Wyllyotts Centre is an all-in-one entertainment venue in the area. Whether you want to watch a classic stage show, see the latest movies, or catch a live music performance, this is the place to be. After hours partying can be enjoyed at The Old Manor and Admiral Byng pubs. If you’re seeking reasonably priced Mediterranean food, Bistro the Walk is a great choice. Italian food lovers can head to Osteria Dante for its scrumptious fare, while Lal Restaurant will simply blow you away with delectable Turkish delights.
Potters Bar is a major junction on the Great North Road, which is a route that connects London to the north of England. The city of London can be reached in less than an hour via this road. Potters Bar railway station provides access to train services between York and London’s Kings Cross station. Various destinations within Hertforshire such as Hatfield, Stevenage and Letchworth can also be accessed through these train services. Junction 24 of the M25 serves Potters Bar, from where the A111 can be accessed, with onward connectivity to Cockfosters tube station on the London Underground network.