The Ultimate Guide to Living and Working in Edgware

Edgware Insights
Living and Working in Edgware
How much does a house cost in Edgware
Renting in Edware
Edgware Crime Rates
Schools in Edgware
Getting Around Edgware
Entertainment in Edgware
Top 10 things to do in Edgware
Top places to eat in Edgware

Edgware Insights

A small town in north London with a small part of it falling in the borough of Harrow, Edgware is a popular, well-heeled suburban area with a good range of schools, plenty of green outdoor space on the doorstep, and plenty of spacious semi-detached and detached homes. It is home to many different religious communities, which makes it a very diverse area. It attracts a number of families due to a good range of schools, lots of green outdoor space on the doorstep, and plenty of spacious semi-detached and detached homes. Commuters also appreciate the excellent 24-hour transportation connections to central London and find it one of the benefits living in Edgware.

 

Living and working in Edgware

The town of Edgware is one of the most affordable places in London in terms of living expenses and costs. It also has a high rate of home owners, meaning it is an affluent area, which reflects on the highest age groups in Edgware and the surrounding areas where the 30-44 age group forms the highest number in the population, followed by the 45-59 years old. Average salaries in Edgware are set to be high as it has a lower work benefits than the national average.

 

How much does a house cost in Edgware?

The average cost for a house in Edgware currently stands at £517,284, which has fallen 2.33% compared to the previous year.

Property TypeAverage Price Paid (£)Current Average Value (£)Value Change (%)
Detached842,389986,969- 2.22
Semi Detached595,939607,0780.34
Terraced458,184451,1913.77
Flats368,208349,3782.25

How much does it cost to rent in Edgware?

The following table shows how much it costs to rent in Edgware by property type.

Property TypeAverage Cost Per Calendar Month (PCM)
Room£639
Flat£1,335
House£1,967

Crime rate in Edgware

Not only is Edgware’s crime rate very low compared to its surrounding areas, but also very low compared to the capital as a whole. The most reported crime, however, was on anti-social behaviour.

Read more here for a full update on the top crime types in Edgware with a regular update on the rates and number of crimes in your neighbourhood.

 

Schools in Edgware

When it comes to primary schools, Menorah Foundation School has a “good” Ofsted rating and is very popular in the area. Barnfield Primary School and Goldbeaters Primary School in Edgware have an Ofsted rating of “outstanding”.

Mill Hill County High School is very popular and as ranking of top 50 in the UK, with an Ofsted rating of “good”.

London Academy

The London Academy is an all through school, in which it offers primary, secondary, and sixth form phases of education. The Academy is well known for providing a supportive environment to its students, with an overall Ofsted rating of “Good” and “Outstanding” in effectiveness of leadership and management.

 

Getting Around Edgware

By Bus

There are many bus routes that run from Edgware to other parts in London, including Harrow and Central London. Bus route 113 runs from Edgware station to Oxford circus in central London where as bus 79 runs frequent links to northern London. Night buses such as the N5 go to Trafalgar square; if you are going a night trip to central, the N16 goes to Victoria.

By Tube

Zone 5 Edgware station is the northern terminal for the Edgware branch of the Northern Line, which means you’ll almost certainly get a seat on the tube and be at Euston or Leicester Square in under an hour. You can also have access to zone 4 through one of the closest underground stations to Edgware, Burnt Oak.

By Car

Edgware has access to excellent car routes. The M1, A1, and A41 are all connected to Edgware and can provide you easy access to the rest of the capital. Heathrow Airport (LHR) is around 35 minutes drive from Edgware.

Cycling

Santander, the main cycling operator for bicycle hire in London, is also operating in Edgware with many cycling schemes to help keep the residents more active than sitting in the car seat most of their day.

Nightlife in Edgware

Bars

Zanzi Bar has a very pub and Indian restaurant, in which it has an Asian themed decoration with big TV screens showing big sporting events, not to mention their Monday-Friday happy hour on cocktails, wines, and champagne. If you feel like experiencing different vibe with their late night parties, it is the perfect place to be, and if you are a Shisha lover, their Shishas are highly rated.

McGowans Irish Bars, from its name, is an Irish bar in Edgware that is a must try for a chilling night out after work with some old school music, and if you want to have a night out, it also provides wide range of drink.

Clubs

Club KTM is the true meaning of a dance and clubbing night. This is because of the spacious dance floors and lounge bar with very cool lighting and music that will add to your clubbing vibe. If you are in the mood to dance the night away on a special occasion, the club hosts events for every occasion, including Halloween parties and Friday parties (Friday Bliss).

 

Entertainment in Edgware

Arch Climbing Wall: Arch North

An interesting entertainment day out for friends and family, Arch North has 11,000 square feet of pure bouldering surfaces, as well as natural light and a contemporary style; it is a climbing haven at the Northern Line’s end.

Elstree Studios

Visit the home of your favourite British TV and film production, starting from the widely known Star Wars to Sherlock Holmes and World War Z. There are various events and hospitality going in the studios, not to mention their Screen Arts Academy for those looking to specialise in the multimedia, performance, and production technology industries, providing an excellent learning academy that will help those in interest. Visit their website here to know more.

Shopping in Edgware

The Broadwalk Centre is well-established in the heart of Edgware town centre, with easy access to public transportation. The centre features around 40 retailers, including Dorothy Perkins, New Look, WHSmiths, Costa Coffee, and various phone shops, and offers 1,100 parking spots for long and short stays. The Broadwalk Centre remains Edgware’s principal shopping attraction, providing locals with local value, convenience, and choice in a shopping experience.

Edgware’s must Sees

Canons Park

Canons Park is a sprawling green space with numerous accesses. Keep in mind that the park is surrounded by highly rapid roadways. The park also offers a play area with exceptionally high climbing frames that is ideal for older children. Within the park, there are some lovely gardens. On a sunny day, this is a great spot.

Bentley Priory Museum

Suitable for all ages, Bentley Priory Museum has tickets for groups that can be up to 20 people, student tickets, and family tickets. If you are up to spending some money, there is a cafe with delicious food and drinks; if you don’t want to spend much money, there is an outdoor picnic area for anyone who wants to bring their own lunch. There are also different occasional events.

Hive Stadium

The Hive Stadium is a football stadium in Canons Park, north-west London, built on the site of the Prince Edward Playing Fields in Harrow. Barnet of the National League and London Bees of the FA Women’s Championship both are played at the stadium.

St. Lawrence Whitchurch

The church’s building is Grade I listed due to its exceptional and historical importance and beauty f design. It is a very nice place to go and see the baroque style of the church’s building that was built in the 18th century.

What is Edgware famous for?

From the Kids Festival to multi-faith Winter Festival, Edgware has been always very popular for hosting wide range of local festivals all year. Additionally, Edgware’s proximity to Elstree Studios has made it a huge part of the town’s fame. The Studios are home to the industry of the British film and TV.

Leisure in Edgware

PureGym, one of the most popular gym chains in the UK, has a branch in Edgware. Students can save up to 30% with their membership at PureGym, not to mention the fitness classes that will give you even better health benefit followed with your gym workouts. If you are working a full time job, this is a perfect choice to keep up with your health for opening 24 hours, meaning you can go at any time in the day.

Barnet Burnt Oak Leisure Centre is another place to boost your sports participation through many ways. The centre offers exceptional 90 station gym, all types of fitness classes every week, and sports hall, making it perfect for all ages to join a healthy lifestyle.

Staying an overnight in Edgware

Premier Inn – Edgware hotel

Premier Inn, one of the most famous British chains in the hospitality industry, has a branch in Edgware, which has facilities that could suit all types of travel purposes whether for business or leisure. With access to MA, A1, and A5, Premier Inn Edgware has an excellent location for a perfect stop wherever your trip will continue to be. They are known with their comfy beds and undoubtedly overall comfy stay.

Kingsland Hotel

A further option that is only 1.3 miles from Edgware is Kingsland Hotel. The hotel is only 30 minutes away from the centre of London by underground. With its double glazed windows that are designed to reduce all surrounding noise, Kingsland Hotel is highly reviewed for an overall comfy stay with comfortable and clean beds. There is also free parking if you are coming with your car and 24 hour reception desk for your convenience to arrive any time in the day!

 

Top places to visit in and near Edgware:

  1. Go Ape Alexandra Palace
  2. Royal Air Force Museum
  3. Belmont Farm
  4. Aldenham Country Park
  5. Vue Cinemas and Theatres
  6. Jump In Trampoline Parks Elstree
  7. Alum Hall & Manor House
  8. Stephens House and Gardens
  9. Edgware Library
  10. Queensbury Methodist Church

 

Top places to eat in Edgware:

  1. Chennai Srilatitha
  2. B&K Salt Beef Bar
  3. ITJL
  4. The Regency Club
  5. Izgara Restaurant
  6. El Vaquero
  7. Melissa Ocakbasi Restaurant
  8. The Rising Sun
  9. Masa Restaurant
  10. BNOVA Restaurant & Bar

Edgware FAQs:

What is the closest airport to Edgware?

The closest airport to Edgware is Heathrow Airport (LHR), in which it is 12.5 miles away. Other close airports are London Luton and London City, being 19 miles away.

Where is the hospital in Edgware?

Located in Burnt Oak, Edgware Community Hospital is the closest general hospital to the town of Edgware.

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