Aerial view of Edgware from Station Road; facing North towards Broadfields and Elstree.
Edgware shown within Greater London
|OS grid reference|
|- Charing Cross||10 mi (16 km) SE|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|London Assembly||Barnet and Camden|
Edgware // is a town in London, situated 10 miles (16 km) north-northwest of Charing Cross. It forms part of the London Borough of Barnet. Edgware is one of the northernmost areas of built-up London. It is a mix of suburban and rural land. Edgware is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.
It is principally a shopping and residential area and is one of the northern termini of the Northern Line. It has a bus garage, a shopping centre called The Broadwalk, a library, a large hospital—Edgware Community Hospital, and two streams—Edgware Brook and Deans Brook, both tributaries of the Silk Stream, which in turn merges with the River Brent at the Welsh Harp (Brent Reservoir).
|Absorbed by Hendon parish ►|
|source: UK census|
Edgware was an ancient hamlet in the county of Middlesex. Edgware is a Saxon name meaning Ecgi's weir. Ecgi was a Saxon and the weir relates to a pond where Ecgi's people would catch fish. The Edgware parish formed part of Hendon Rural District from 1894. It was abolished in 1931 and formed part of the Municipal Borough of Hendon until 1965. The Romans made pottery at Brockley Hill, and is thought by some to be the site of Sulloniacis. Canons Park, to the north-west, was developed as an estate by James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos and was the site of his great palace Cannons.
Edgware is one of the major Jewish enclaves within London. In the 2001 Census, 36% of Edgware residents give their religion as Jewish, 28% Christian, 9% Hindu and 5% Muslim. The Jewish community in Edgware has constructed its own Eruv.
Stations in the area are:
London Buses serving Edgware are:
|142||Brent Cross||Watford Junction||Arriva Shires & Essex|
|186||Northwick Park Hospital||Brent Cross||Metroline|
|221||Edgware||Turnpike Lane Station||Arriva London|
|251||Edgware||Arnos Grove||London Sovereign|
|288||Broadfields Estate||Queensbury||Arriva Shires & Essex|
|303||Edgware||Colindale||Arriva Shires & Essex|
|305||Edgware||Colindale||Arriva Shires & Essex|
|340||Edgware||Harrow||Arriva Shires & Essex|
|642||West Hendon||Stanmore||Arriva Shires & Essex|
|688||Southgate||Kingsbury JFS||Sullivan Buses|
|614 (A non TFL route)||Hatfield||Queensbury||Uno|
|644 (A non TFL route)||Hatfield||Wembley Park||Uno|
- Eleanor Bron — actress
- Max Bygraves — singer and actor
- Antony Costa — singer from boy band Blue
- Charlotte McDonagh — actor/television presenter/model and singer
- Shirley Eaton — actor
- Vanessa Feltz — TV/radio presenter
- Dayan Michoel Fisher — Emeritus Principal Rabbi of the Federation of Synagogues
- George Frideric Handel — composer
- Angharad Rees — actress
- Pat Sharp — disc jockey and television presenter
- Ben Strevens — footballer currently playing for Wycombe Wanderers
- Frank Williams — actor, most notable role: the vicar in Dad's Army
- John Bercow — The current Speaker of the House of Commons and MP for Buckingham
- Nicolas Anelka — football player, when playing for Arsenal F.C.
- Jane March — actress
- Mitchell Symons — journalist and author
- Barry Norman — television presenter and author
- Christopher Wreh — former Arsenal football player
- Victor Feldman — jazz pianist
- Patrick Vieira — former Arsenal football player
- Archie Panjabi — Emmy Award winning actress, currently portraying Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife (TV series)
- Ciaran Hosty — actor
- Sajith Sekaran — actor
- Altaf Hussain Chief and founder of Pakistan's MQM Party. Resident since 1992.
- The London Academy
- Edgware Jewish Preparatory School
- Holland House School
- Broadfields Primary School
- Deansbrook Primary School
- North London Collegiate School
- Rosh Pinah Primary School
- Edgware Junior School
- Canons High School
The former track of the Great Northern Railway line, which closed in 1964. View from Dean's Lane in the east of Edgware
- Mayor of London (February 2008). "London Plan (Consolidated with Alterations since 2004)". Greater London Authority.
- Vision of Britain - Hendon Rural District
- Vision of Britain - Edgware parish
- Royal Mail, Address Management Guide (2004)
- Milmo, Cahal (3 August 2002). "Britain's first 'eruv' enclave for Jews divides local opinion". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-02-26.
- "see Barnet Census Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-06-30.
- "The Edgware Eruv". The Edgware Eruv. 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2011-06-30.