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Aerial view of Edgware from Station Road; facing North towards Broadfields and Elstree.
Edgware is located in Greater London
 Edgware shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ195925
   – Charing Cross 10 mi (16 km)  SE
London borough Barnet
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HA8, NW7
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Hendon
London Assembly Barnet and Camden
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Coordinates: 51°37′07″N 0°16′22″W / 51.6185°N 0.2729°W / 51.6185; -0.2729

Edgware (/ɛwɛr/) is a town in London, 10 miles (16 km) north-northwest of Charing Cross. It is in the London Borough of Barnet, 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.[1]

It is principally a shopping and residential area and one of the northern termini of the Northern line. It has a bus garage, a shopping centre called The Broadwalk, a library, a 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).


Main article: History of Edgware
Edgware (parish) population
1881 816
1891 864
1901 868
1911 1,233
1921 1,516
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 caught fish. Edgware parish formed part of Hendon Rural District from 1894.[2] It was abolished in 1931 and formed part of the Municipal Borough of Hendon until 1965.[3] The Romans made pottery at Brockley Hill, 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 a post town within the HA postcode area.[4]


Edgware is one of the major Jewish enclaves within London.[5] In the 2001 Census, 36% of Edgware residents give their religion as Jewish, 28% Christian, 9% Hindu and 5% Muslim.[6] The Jewish community in Edgware has constructed its own Eruv.[7]


Station Road. Here, all buses climb up the hill towards the station and the shops. St Margaret of Antioch church can be seen in the background.
Station Road, during a 'not-busy' evening, 2008.


Stations in the area are:


London Buses serving Edgware are:

Route Start End Operator
32 Edgware Kilburn Park Metroline
79 Edgware Alperton Metroline
107 Edgware New Barnet Metroline
113 Edgware Marble Arch Metroline
142 Brent Cross Watford Junction Arriva Shires & Essex
186 Northwick Park Hospital Brent Cross Metroline
204 Edgware Sudbury Metroline
221 Edgware Turnpike Lane Station Arriva London
240 Edgware Golders Green Metroline
251 Edgware Arnos Grove London Sovereign
288 Broadfields Estate Queensbury Arriva Shires & Essex
292 Borehamwood Colindale London Sovereign
303 Edgware Colindale Arriva Shires & Essex
305 Edgware Kingsbury Circle Arriva Shires & Essex
340 Edgware Harrow Arriva Shires & Essex
606 Queensbury Ravenscroft School Metroline
642 West Hendon Stanmore Arriva Shires & Essex
688 Southgate Kingsbury JFS Sullivan Buses
N5 Edgware Trafalgar Square Metroline
N16 Edgware Victoria Metroline
N113 Edgware Trafalgar Square Metroline
614 (A non TFL route) Hatfield Queensbury Uno
644 (A non TFL route) Hatfield Wembley Park Uno

Notable people[edit]

Millennium Flats in Manor Park Crescent, near the station


The grounds of North London Collegiate school



  1. ^ Mayor of London (February 2008). "London Plan (Consolidated with Alterations since 2004)". Greater London Authority. 
  2. ^ Vision of Britain - Hendon Rural District
  3. ^ Vision of Britain - Edgware parish
  4. ^ Royal Mail, Address Management Guide (2004)
  5. ^ Milmo, Cahal (3 August 2002). "Britain's first 'eruv' enclave for Jews divides local opinion". London: The Independent. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  6. ^ "see Barnet Census Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  7. ^ "The Edgware Eruv". The Edgware Eruv. 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 

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