Borehamwood is a town in Hertfordshire, England. It’s
located close to St. Albans and forms part of the London Commuter Belt. It has
an oceanic climate and a population of more than 31,000. The town is roughly 12
miles from Charing Cross, and is twinned with the following towns:
Fontenay-au-Roses (France), Offenburg (Germany) and Huainan (China).
Borehamwhood originally went by the name Bosci di Borham,
meaning the Wood of Boreham. Its origins can be traced back to the 12th
century, and, up until the 20th century, the town was part of the
ancient parish of Elstree. In the immediate years following the Second World
War, Borehamwood’s population increased rapidly. A number of new houses were
built in the area, and connections to the town improved too.
Since the 1920s, Borehamwood has been home to various film
studios, and, played host to a number of well-known films including Moby Dick,
2001: A Space Odyssey and Dr Zhivago. Famous Borehhamood residents, past and
present, include television producer, Simon Cowell and footballer Dele Alli.
The town is brimming with schools, which make it an
attractive place to live and relocate to. Popular attractions close by include
Bhaktivedanta Manor, Bentley Priory Museum and Go Ape Cockfosters – which is
popular with families. Other sites worth seeing are Estree & Borenhamwood
Museum, The Ark Theatre and Meadow Park. There are number of villages close to
Borehamwood including Arkley, Barnet Gate, Mill Hill, Elstree and Radlett.
The town is served by buses and trains. On the west side of
Borehamhood is the railway station, Elstree and Borehamwood, which falls in
zone 6 of the London Underground, and is covered by overground trains. The 107
bus runs through the town, as does the 292 bus. You can reach Borehamhood via
the A1 road and the M25, which passes to within 2 miles of the town. The
closest airport to Borehamwood is London City Airport, at roughly 25 miles