Leeming Road, Borehamwood, Herts.
Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1955 and now
Print-friendly version of this page Borehamwood is a town of approximately 30 000 residents in southern Hertfordshire, just outside London, and part of the London commuter belt.
Leeming Road is a shopping area in the north of Borehamwood.
Apart from the main shopping street of Shenley Road
, two minor retail centres were designed in the 1950s - Manor Way in the south and Leeming Road in the north of the new estate.
Leeming Road had a full set of different shops to serve the area - from supermarkets to a dentist and a pub - The Green Dragon.
These shops originally had peppercorn rents (low rents to encourage people to start businesses) and older residents will remember the days of GL Radio when Elvis Presley and Jailhouse Rock blasted out from the external speakers. Alas it was short lived and complaints from local residents called an untimely end to the youthful fun.
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Borehamwood, more commonly called Boreham Wood before the LCC estate was built, is part of the borough of Hertsmere. The town is often associated with the nearby village Elstree (being part of the ancient parish of Elstree), the two still share a local council, now called the Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council.
The A1 passes just to the east of the town, and the M25 passes about two miles north of it.
Since the 1920s, the town has been the location of several film studios. The former British National Studios on Clarendon Road
are now the BBC’s Elstree Television Studios. One of BBC’s popular soaps, EastEnders, is produced at the BBC studios, as well as popular medical drama Holby City. ’Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’, ’Big Brother’ and major feature films are filmed at the Elstree Studios in Shenley Road