Elstree Park, Borehamwood, Herts.
Road in/near Borehamwood, existing between 1934 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.
Elstree Park is a mobile home park.
It was built on the site of a long-demolished building called Frog Hall.
The grounds of the hall, once Barnet Way
was built in 1928, became attractive commercial land. The Kings Arms pub was built on one quarter of Stirling Corner
, a garage in the second corner, the Metal Box company in the third and the London Caravan Company on this site.
First only selling caravans, Elstree Park later became a site for static mobile homes.
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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