Coordinates: 51°37′07″N 0°16′22″W / 51.6185°N 0.2729°W / 51.6185; -0.2729

Edgware June 2010.JPG
Station Road, Edgware; facing North.
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
Post town EDGWARE
Postcode district HA8
Post town EDGWARE
Postcode district HA8
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Hendon
London Assembly Barnet and Camden
Brent and Harrow
List of places: UK • England • London

Edgware is an area in London, situated 10 miles (16.1 km) north-northwest of Charing Cross. It forms part of both the London Borough of Barnet and the London Borough of Harrow. The area 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 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).



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 would catch fish. The 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, 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 Canons.

Edgware was associated with the highwayman Dick Turpin—it was the infamous scene of his worst incident, which happened on 4 February 1735, when five gang members, including Turpin, broke into a farmhouse owned by Joseph Lawrence, called Earlsbury Farm. Lawrence was at least 70 (so considered fairly old) and yet Turpin et al. beat him with their pistols and tortured him by setting him on fire whilst naked. While this was going on, the leader of the gang took a servant girl upstairs and raped her.


Edgware is a post town within the HA postcode area.[4] It extends into the London Borough of Harrow to include Canons Park and Little Stanmore and into the London Borough of Brent to include part of Queensbury.


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]

Nearby tube stations


London Buses serving Edgware are: routes 32, 79, 107, 113, 142, 186, 204, 221, 240, 251, 288, 292, 303, 305 and 340, including night-routes N5 and N16. Most of them terminate at Edgware's local bus station, with some calling there. There are also two Uno buses serving the area; routes 614 and 644.

Notable people



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