Edgware Area Guide
Edgware is an area in North West London found on the Hertfordshire border and surrounded by neighbouring Colindale, Stanmore and Mill Hill. It is an area that has been sorely slept on in recent years; from the bustling Broadwalk shopping centre, to the selection of beautiful parks, Edgware really packs a punch in terms of its offering.
A rich variety of cultures have been welcomed to the area which means you are spoilt for culinary choice; think Turkish platters, Kosher salt beef, Caribbean Jerk rice, Indian curry etc. The area is also home to a great selection of schools. The North London Collegiate Girls school ranks highest in the area, Mill Hill School Foundation and Mill Hill County High School also come out on top for their best educational practises.
Edgware is connected to the underground network via Burnt Oak and Edgware Underground Station, which are both served by the Northern line. It takes around 30 minutes to reach King’s Cross St Pancras, and the City can be reached within 45 minutes.
- National Rail
Mill Hill Broadway is a five minute drive from Edgware station and connects the area to Central London, allowing locals to benefit from a fuss-free morning commute. Workers travelling into the city can expect to arrive at City Thameslink within 45 minutes.
Edgware is served by the 113 which takes passengers through to Central London, but also stops at attractive spots like Brent Cross in 40 minutes and Hampstead Heath in 50 minutes. The 186 will take you to Harrow, reach Victoria with the N16 and take the 32 for Maida Vale.
Food & Drink
- B&K Salt Beef Bar
In the 1950s B&K’s Founder, Bambos Georgiou, started his adventure into the salt beef trade after opening the famous Selfridges ‘brass rail’. In 1978, Georgiou opened his own business with B&K Salt Beef Bar which has since become a sandwich staple among the locals. The menu is simple, traditional Jewish cuisine with dishes like Kneidlach soup, salt beef and Lokshen pudding. For £12.50 choose from a selection of hearty winter soups, your choice of salted meat, and one drink.
Find some of the city’s best Turkish dishes at Melissa Ocakbasi in London. Located on Whitchurch Lane near Canons Park Underground Station, this popular restaurant provides you with over eight decades of experience in Turkish cuisine. Check this place out for dishes like The Melissa Special, a mighty Anatolian feast of adana, lamb & chicken shish, lamb ribs, chicken wings & mixed doner, the restaurant advise booking ahead to guarantee a table.
If meat isn’t your thing, Edgware has fantastic access to a range of South Indian vegetarian spectacles. Sri Rathiga serves authentic and delicious South Indian food at great prices. Their chefs specialise in Tamil cuisine, offering other rare dishes from the Southern regions like Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. They also offer fruit carvings, ice sculpting, and chutney preparations with over 20 varieties.
Culture & Leisure
Edgware has a never-ending supply of outdoor areas for all to enjoy and Canons Park is one of the larger parks to choose from. The park was originally part of a large country estate in the 1700s owned by the Duke of Chandos. Locals now get to enjoy the land with monthly bird walks and ‘fun days’. To find out more about the park’s rich historical background visit here.
The Bentley Priory Museum is a Grade ll listed Mansion House 15 minutes outside of Edgware. Previously RAF Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, the museum explores the technology and strategy used to win the Battle of Britain and also the wider history of Bentley Priory. This is a great day out for the whole family, and the museum hold workshops, community groups, and specialist talks on aviation, history and British history.
Just a 10 minute drive from Edgware, Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf is a day out for everyone. This is adventure golf like no other with seasonal activities organised all year around and a Florida-style theme park with 18 golf holes that bring the WOW factor. The site is also dog-friendly so you and your furry friend can take on the dinosaurs together!
Is Edgware for you?
If you’re a working professional or young family searching for a balance of London buzz with that quieter town living then Edgware is for you. In recent years the area has become a hotspot for new development as Londoners are relocating to the more tranquil suburbs surrounding London. As Edgware is close to the much greener home counties, there is no shortage of beautiful days out like Bhaktivedanta Manor and Stanmore Country Park. Edgware also has its own shopping centre which means you’ll never have to venture into Central London for those small purchases again.
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