Elstree is a village near Borehamwood and is set within the M25 and also located close to the start of the north bound M1.
Visitors who travel by rail would arrive at the Elstree and Borehamwood Station which provides a regular service to and from London St Pancras with a journey time of between 20 and 30 minutes.
The village high street is usually relatively quiet and has a mix of independent and nationally recognised shops. Nearby CAA licensed Elstree Aerodrome is popular amongst light aircraft and private pilots.
Elstree is probably most famous for the Elstree Film Studios which all started with the establishment of film studios there in 1914. At that time Elstree was larger than neighbouring Borehamwood but role reversal quickly took place; soon the Elstree Studios had its physical presence in Borehamwood but the original name, making the connection to Elstree, was retained and Elstree Studios continues to be an important force in the world of film production today.
The UK’s first Laura Ashley styled hotel – now the Laura Ashley Hotel – was formerly known as The Manor Elstree and was only converted to a hotel in the 1960s and then became known as The Edgwarebury. The site dates back to the 16th century, although the current building was constructed in the early 20th century but very much in a Tudor-style. The hotel, set in secluded private grounds, has enjoyed some notable guests including Peter Sellers, Tom Cruise, John Cleese and Stanley Kubrick and is now an excellent meetings venue.