Is Borehamwood a nice place to live in?

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Borehamwood is a town in southern Hertfordshire, England, 12 miles (19 km) from Charing Cross. Borehamwood has a population of 36,322, and is within the London commuter belt. The town’s film and TV studios are commonly known as Elstree Studios. “

Is the local life vibrant in Borehamwood

There are always activities happening in lively Borehamwood. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Borehamwood page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Borehamwood snapshot.

Some great things about Borehamwood

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Borehamwood has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Borehamwood.

Public houses of Borehamwood

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Borehamwood. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Borehamwood.

We have not found any great pubs in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local pub. We’ll amend this page. Would be a shame not to let people know what is your hidden gem!

What type of green space is there in Borehamwood?

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Borehamwood in more detail.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Out of all the other services in Borehamwood, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Borehamwood.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page


Borehamwood has a range of different eateries. This is important for someone who is moving to an area who wants to be able to eat out and not cook every day. The below table gives you an overview of what options you have.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Subway 155 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 151
The Hart & Spool 148-150 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 823
Dragon Garden 146 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 336
Toby Carvery Oaklands Studio Way, Borehamwood 4.3 1825
KFC Borehamwood – Shenley Road 177 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 414
Pizza Choice and Best Kebabs 9 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 26
The Arch Restaurant 191-195 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 697
Ben & Ollie’s Breakfast Bar 185 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 944
Papa Johns Pizza 163 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 101
Likya 49 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 803
Eli’s Pizza – (Borehamwood) 39 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 203
Kiyoto Sushi Borehamwood 31 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 435
Tay Tar Thai 42 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 275
Jenny’s Café 126 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 429
Spice Garden 209 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 229
Pizza Hut Head Office Building 1, Imperial Place, Elstree Way, Borehamwood 4.3 162
Golden Fry Hartforde Road, Borehamwood 4.3 193
Pizza Hut Delivery 26 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 120
Nando’s Borehamwood 75-77 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 1043
Lots Of Rice 114 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.3 177

Museums & Galleries in the area

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Borehamwood below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Elstree & Borehamwood Museum 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.6 33
Mokre Łapska Borehamwood N/A N/A
Ebw Museum 96 Shenley Road, Hertfordshire N/A N/A
96 Shenley Road – Community Hub 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 4.5 28

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Borehamwood

In Borehamwood, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

The facilities you might need in Borehamwood

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Borehamwood name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of Borehamwood

Borehamwood has 5 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Fairbrook Medical Centre 4 Fairway Avenue, Borehamwood 2.1 177
Parsmedix 2 Maxwell Road, Borehamwood 5 1
Neurobics 4 Alban Crescent, Borehamwood N/A N/A
The Grove Medical Centre Borehamwood Shopping Park, Grove Medical Centre, Borehamwood 1.9 151
Online Medical Experts Devonshire House, Manor Way, London, Elstree, Borehamwood N/A N/A

Schools around Borehamwood

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Borehamwood.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Yavneh College Hillside Avenue, Borehamwood 3.1 9
Gilah Nursery School Croxdale Road, Borehamwood 5 1
Starjumps Nursery Hertsmere Leisure Children’s Centres, Shakespeare Drive, Borehamwood N/A N/A
K Music Service Logix Business Centre, Shenley Road, Borehamwood N/A N/A
Monksmead Pre Nursery Class Within Monksmead School, Hillside Avenue, Borehamwood N/A N/A
Kumon Elstree Study Centre The Venue, 1 Elstree Way, Borehamwood 4.9 67
Cowley Hill Primary School and Nursery Winstre Road, Borehamwood 4.4 10
4Four2 Football School 33 Arundel Drive, Borehamwood 3 2
Woodlands Primary School Alban Crescent, Borehamwood 3.8 4
Private one to one swimming coach. Bespoke swimming lessons with Brian. 25+ years swim teaching experience. The Venue, Elstree Way, Borehamwood 4.9 104
Elstree Screen Arts Academy Studio Way, Borehamwood 3.7 24
Monksmead School Hillside Avenue, Borehamwood 3.8 4
Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery Elstree Way, Borehamwood 4 4
Stagecoach Performing Arts Borehamwood St Teresa’s Primary School, Brook Road, Borehamwood 5 2
Blue Note Music School | Music Lessons 13 Clarendon Road, Borehamwood 5 15
First Class Learning Elstree & Borehamwood 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 5 3
St Teresa’s Primary School Brook Road, Borehamwood N/A N/A
Millie’s Day Nursery Borehamwood 5 1
Tots and Scholars Borehamwood 299 Shenley Road, Borehamwood N/A N/A
MusicalBarrs 60 Stratfield Road, Borehamwood 5 2

Post offices in Borehamwood

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Borehamwood branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Borehamwood Post Office 57 Shenley Road, Borehamwood 2.1 68

Tube & Train stations within the region of Borehamwood

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Borehamwood to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Elstree & Borehamwood Borehamwood 3.6 73

Other nearby areas

You are not 100% sure that you want to move in Borehamwood? Check out our other guides about some nearby areas. You might find your next neighbourhood. The following tables shows the nearby areas within a 3.5km radius.

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Edgware See the guide here
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Looking for something more precise? Have a look at our analysis on the property market at the postcode level

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