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History of Edgware

  • council: Barnet
  • phone code: 020
  • postcode area: HA8
  • county: Greater London

Edgware is a suburb of north London situated 9.7 miles (15.6 km) north-west of Charing Cross. Most of Edgware is in the London Borough of Barnet, but the western part is in the London Borough of Harrow.

It is principally a shopping and residential area and is known by those who regularly use the London Underground as being one of the northern termini of the Northern Line.

There is a bus garage, a shopping centre called The Mall (formerly known as The Broadwalk), and a library. There is a large hospital, Edgware Community Hospital. There are two streams, Edgware Brook and Deans Brook, which are tributaries of the River Brent.

Edgware's population is 47% Jewish (taken from synagogue membership figures) and the area contains twelve synagogues, situated in the central and northern areas of the suburb. The Jewish community in Edgware have constructed their own Eruv - The Edgware Eruv.

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