Suburban city just 23 minutes from London with 24-hour train service

As it turns out, ditching the bright lights of London for a little more space and affordable housing doesn’t have to mean worse public transport options. If you’re thinking of relocating, why not try this city, known as British Hollywood, which has possibly better transport links than London itself?

The Night Tube isn’t the only service that provides all-night trains to and from central London, as there are a handful of National Rail services that run all night, even on weekdays.

These trains also continue to the home counties, meaning that while Londoners have to scramble to catch the last tube at midnight or endure a long journey on the night bus, those in select cities in the suburbs are whisked away and tucked into bed before others arrive. Zone 2. And one of those lucky cities is Borehamwood.

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Lake in Aberford Park, Borehamwood(Image: Peter O’Connor aka anemoneprojectors/Creative Commons)

Home to Albert Square and the former Big Brother house, the Hertfordshire town of Borehamwood also benefits from being in Zone 6, despite being outside London, which means cheap and Oyster fares are a huge bonus. . Trains stop here overnight as they make their journey from the capital to St Albans and Bedford.

It costs just £8.60 using contactless or Oyster off-peak, plus it’s just 23 minutes from St Pancras. Trains run approximately every 15 to 60 minutes (although there is a gap between 2am and 6am on Sunday mornings). There is also a number 107 bus service that runs across town from New Barnet to Edgware and the number 292 bus service that runs to North West London.

The EastEnders set has been based at the BBC Elstree Center in Borehamwood since day one in 1985. (Image: Tim Roney/Getty Images))

The city is known as ‘British Hollywood’ due to the number of movie studios that were built there during the 20th century. While many of these studios are no longer in use, Borehamwood is still home to Elstree Studios, where Strictly Come Dancing, The Chase and Pointless are filmed.


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