Travel to Hertsmere
Straddling the boundary between bustling London
and scenic Hertfordshire, Hertsmere
offers the best of both worlds. Explore quaint towns, peaceful countryside and interesting local attractions – or head into the big city for shopping, museums, theatre and all the other activities that make London such a world-class destination.
For commuters in particular, Hertsmere is an ideal place to call home, and surprisingly cost-effective if you manage to find yourself a car share to get into the city each day!
The Hertsmere region covers a swathe of southern Hertfordshire, just where the county meets the northern fringe of the Greater London area. It encompasses a number of friendly and charming towns, including Borehamwood
and Potter's Bar
Borehamwood and Elstree are often lumped together due to their proximity, and are most well-known for the numerous film and TV studios located in the area, which for this reason is sometimes called the "British Hollywood". The most famous are Elstree Studios
, where shows such as Who Wants to be a Millionaire
and Strictly Come Dancing
are produced, and which is also the location of the house used in Big Brother
. Nearby BBC Clarendon Road Studios
is where EastEnders
and Holby City
The village of Bushey is often used as a film location for productions based at these studios, and is also known as the home of the Bushey Rose Garden
, an elegant landscaped garden created on the grounds of a former art school run by the Victorian artist Sir Hubert von Herkomer. Recently restored, the garden incorporates many lovely features, including a summer house, fountain and rose temple, and is a wonderfully peaceful place to stop and smell the roses.
Elstree and Borehamwood
and Potter's Bar
each have their own local museums, which give an intriguing look into each town and village's past, plus there are theatres
in Radlett, Borehamwood and Potter's Bar that show a mix of local and touring productions – perfect if you fancy seeing a show without travelling to London!
Commute from Hertsmere to London
It's easy to commute from Hertsmere to London, especially if you make use of Liftshare's database to track down a cheap ride to the city! By organising a car share with fellow commuters, you'll save money and make some new friends, too, gaining valuable local knowledge and making sure your budget stretches further so you can get the most out of your time in both Hertsmere and London