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Elstree is a small village located in the borough of Hertsmere in the county of Hertfordshire. Formerly a part of the parish of Elstree and Borehamwood, the village was separated from the bigger town and is today simply known by the name of Elstree. However, even today both the areas are considered to be one and the same, and their names are often used interchangeably by locals. The area is famous for the numerous film studios located in the vicinity, the most popular of them being Elstree Film Studios. BBC Studios is also located in the region. The picturesque village also has the distinction of being the location where the reality series Big Brother is filmed.
The area is home to varied businesses such as website design and development companies, textile manufacturers, sports management firms, builders, hoteliers and optical product manufacturers. The information technology industry is one of the main employers in the area, renting a large amount of office space in the vicinity. Sensornet have head offices in Elstree and retailers such as book stores and pharmacies do profitable business in the region.
Entertainment And Dining Out
If you’re looking for a local watering hole with reliable and friendly staff, great drinks, and unique entertainment, several pubs in Elstree will fit the bill. The most popular places include The Waggon and Horses, The Crown, The Hart & Spool, and The Swan. For those who would rather dine out at a restaurant, The Battle Axes is a great choice and serves fabulous European cuisine. The Fishery is known for its superb seafood while The Eastern Brasserie is considered to be the best curry house in the region.
Elstree and Borehamwood railway station is the main one in the area, providing access to services on the Thameslink route. In addition to offering connectivity to other parts of the county, the railway line also provides access to numerous destinations in London. The area is well connected to major centres through major roads and motorways. Elstree Aerodrome is the closest airport, but is used only by privately held light aircraft. For domestic and international transfers, London Heathrow is the nearest international airport.