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Elstree and Borehamwood

Borehamwood And Elstree is a town in southern Hertfordshire, situated 12 miles (19 km) from Charing Cross.
From the 1920s onwards, the town became known as one of the main centres of the UK film, and later television, industries due to the presence of production studios.

Borehamwood is currently undergoing a substantial housing transformation which has seen hundreds of new homes built over the last five years. There are currently two further developments being built and more are expected.

In addition to the studios, the town is also home to many retail shops, offices and light industry.


On the west side of Borehamwood is a railway station, 
Elstree & Borehamwood railway station, served by trains operated by First Capital Connect on the Thameslink route.  London buses runs its number 107 service through the town from New Barnet onto to Edgware and  the number 292 bus service going into North West London. The Uno (bus company) run a bus service that stops at Borehamwood starting from Hatfield to Stanmore and back, as well as a bus service that goes to Watford. Intalink operate a bus service to other parts of Hertfordshire.

A1 road passes just to the east of the town, and the M25 motorway passes about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of it.


The first third of the Watling Chase Timberland Trail stretches from 
Elstree & Borehamwood railway station up to Shenley. South of the town is a large area of grassland and trees called Woodcock Hill Village Green.

Borehamwood is home to 
BorehamWood F.C.Arsenal Ladies and Watford F.C. Reserves who play their home games at Meadow Park. There are several parks in the area. Aberford Park is featured with the source of the brook which has been artificially been made to look like a lake. Meadow Park includes a large playing field, tennis courts and basketball courts.

Borehamwood has a large shopping area called Borehamwood Shopping Park, featuring large stores such as 
Marks & Spencer Simply FoodNextOutfit - which includes BurtonDorothy PerkinsEvans and Miss SelfridgeWH SmithBoots, and more recently JD Sports, which takes place of JJB Sports And Now Poundland as well

there are 2 privately own publications that serve the area the Borehamwood Times and Tried and Trusted. The Town Cryer is the mouth piece of Borehamwood Town council.


Borehamwood has a number of primary schools, including Cowley Hill Primary School and Parkside School, which were described by 
Nikolaus Pevsner as typical of the exemplary post-war work of the Hertfordshire County Architect's Department. Secondary schools include Hertswood AcademyElstree University Technical College and Yavneh College. Independent schools include Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' and Girls' schools.

The TV series Grange Hill was filmed at Hillside School in Borehamwood from 1985 to 1990

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