Info about the area
The small town of Borehamwood located but a few miles outside the of London a prime choice for commuters and families, looking for the peace and quiet of the countryside. The town's close proximity to the capital, coupled with Hertfordshire's rural allure has allowed it to grow considerably in recent history. Safe, affordable and accessible, Borehamwood offers wide-open green spaces and comfortable atmosphere. The main attractions here are the Elstree Studios, Borehamwood Museum and the Meadow Park. Additionally, the trip to St Albans can be made in under thirty minutes by train.
Borehamwood has a rich history, going all the way back to 1188. Initially, the town was considered a part of the Elstree parish until it was finally separated in 1909. Today, the area is governed by the Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council.
Borehamwood owes much of its present-day fame to the Elstree movie studios, which despite their namesake are not located in Elstree, but here. The studios, along with Borehamwood itself, played a significant part in the UK film and television industry. Today, Borehamwood is one of the central filming locations for BBC's popular TV show Eastenders and a simple stroll across the streets is all but guaranteed to result in a meeting with everyone's favourite cast members.
Thanks to its popularity, Borehamwood is home to a multitude of hotels, restaurants and retail stores, frequented by tourist and locals alike. As far as dining locations go, the town certainly has a lot to offer. For traditional local and European meals, the crowd favourites are the Golden Palace, the Green Dragon and the Mops and Brooms. On the other hand, if you happen to be in the mood for foreign cuisine, you can always drop by the Spice Garden, Likya or Kiyoto Sushi.
If you want to go for a stroll, you can always head on over to one of Borehamwood’s many parks. Aberford Park, with its slides and safe play areas, is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend afternoon with your family. The other crowd-favourite, Meadow Park, is a great place for everyday rest and after-work relaxation. Alternatively, you could also drop by the Woodcock Hill Village Green area, just south of Borehamwood, or take a walk along the London Outer Orbital Path that runs adjacent to the town.
Clubs and sports activities
The town of Borehamwood is home to several football clubs - Boreham Wood FC, Arsenal Ladies and Watford FC Reserves. The home games for these teams take place at the stadium, located in Meadow Park.
For primary schools, Borehamwood offers you a choice between the Cowley Hill Primary School, the Parkside School and the Woodlands Primary School. Alternatively, if you prefer separate education, there are also the independent Haberdashers' Aske's Girls’ and Boys’ schools. As far as secondary schools go, you’ve got the Hertswood Academy, the Elstree University Technical College and the Yavneh College.
If you prefer to travel by car, the A1 road and the M25 motorway are both situated very close to Borehamwood. The town is also included in a large number of bus services, further facilitating quick and easy access. Finally, for trains, you’ve got the Elstree & Borehamwood railway station, connected to the Thameslink route.
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