Edgware is a varied area with a mix of rural, urban and suburban land with something for everybody, meaning it's a great place to live. It is a town in the north of London and a part of the Borough of Barnet. It is north-north-west of Charing Cross and was identified as one of the thirty-five major centres of Greater London according to the London Plan. It is bordered by Elstree in the north, Mill Hill in the east, Burnt Oak in the south and Stanmore in the west, with other nearby places including Borehamwood, Colindale, Queensbury and Bushey. Its postcode district is HA8.
The name of the area derives from the Saxon Ecgi weir, with meir meaning pond and Ecgi likely being a person's name. There is no manor in the area but since 1216 the centre has traditionally been Edgwarebury Farm. Edgware was mostly forests up to the 13th century and contained chiefly rural land up to the 16th century. The town market became important for the selling of cattle as a time went by. There was some activity by highwayman Dick Turpin close to the town. The 1st Duke of Chandos, James Brydges, was responsible for the creation of a palace at Cannons Park circa 1713. Edgware's parish, St. Margaret's, was large enough to incorporate other local regions such as Elstree. In 1711 an old Roman road was refurbished and had several inns built alongside it. There was a horse fair held between the mid 18th and 19th centuries and soon almost the whole region had become agricultural land for hay production. The Chas Wright Ltd medal factory opened in 1900 and with introduction of the tube many people began to move to the area therefore more houses were constructed. The population grew dramatically after the conclusion of the Second World War. The local shopping centre the Broadwalk was opened in 1990.
Notable landmarks within Edgware include Basin Lake and the St. Margaret of Antioch church. It has large Jewish population who have constructed an eruv in the area. Many prominent people have called Edgware including MP John Bercow, Messiah composer George Frideric Handel, actors Eleanor Bron, Max Bygraves, Bond girl Shirley Eaton, Frank Williams and Archie Panjabi, television presenters Barry Norman and Vanessa Fletz, football players Patrick Vieira, Nicholas Anelka and Ben Stevens, musicians Victor Feldmen and Anthony Costa, journalist Mitchell Symons and distinguished rabbi Michoel Fisher.
Moving home may be something people think they can do on their own but when they get started they soon realise they're going to need some help. To make life easier for yourself before you even put that first item in a box, get in touch with Man and Van on 020 3743 9354. We are a top removal firm who will be able to tackle every aspect of your move. First we can supply wrapping and containers, next we can pack all your goods, then if you have booked parking space at this website, we will be able to send around a wide range of vehicles. Large furniture and appliances such as wardrobes and refrigerators can be a nightmare to get to of your home but our skilled team will have no problem. We will load your goods and have them where you want them intact and we can help you set up everything in your new home. If you don't want things moving straight away we can place your possessions in a local storage facility. So get in touch as we'll give you a free assessment that will be the first step in your new home in Edgware.