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Edgware June 2010.JPG
Station Road, Edgware; facing North
Grid reference: TQ195925
Location: 51°37’7"N, 0°16’22"W
Post town: Edgware
Postcode: HA8
Dialling code: 020
Local Government
Council: Barnet

Edgware is a town and ancient parish in Middlesex on Watling Street, which is known in the county as the Edgware Road after this town. Edgware was a separate village until perhaps the early twentieth century. When the railway (now the Northern Line) was extended to Edgware, the village swelled enormously and in time joined the London conurbation.

Edgware's High Street is a section of the Edgware Road, itself the Middlesex section of the old Roman Road known as Watling Street. Much remains of the village in structure along the High Street, if little of its old buildings other than the parish church and two collections of almshouses.


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. 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 was identified in 2008 as a major centre for preferred development in the London Plan.[1]


Argonaut Games once had its head office in Edgware.[2]


Edgware Cricket Club, based at Canons Park, play Sunday League cricket during the summer months.[3]


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.
Edgware bus station.
Station Road during a quiet evening, 2008.


Stations in the area are:


15 day London Buses serve Edgware, along with three night services, three school services, and two non-TfL routes.

Notable people

  • Richard Russell Owner of UK Record Label, XL Recordings
  • Anita Asante footballer
  • Eleanor Bron — actress
  • Max Bygraves — singer, comedian and actor
  • Antony Costa — singer from boy band Blue
  • Tony Currie — footballer
  • Charlotte McDonagh — actress/television presenter/model and singer
  • Shirley Eaton — actress
  • Vanessa Feltz — TV/radio presenter
  • Dayan Michoel Fisher — Principal Rabbi of the Federation of Synagogues
  • Angharad Rees — actress
  • Pat Sharp — disc jockey and television presenter
  • Frank Williams — actor, most notable role: the vicar in Dad's Army
  • John Bercow — Speaker of the House of Commons and MP for Buckingham
  • Jane March — actress
  • Mitchell Symons — journalist and author
  • Barry Norman — television presenter and author
  • Victor Feldman — jazz pianist
  • Archie Panjabi — Emmy Award-winning actress, currently portraying Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife
  • Boz Boorer — Guitarist, producer, co-writer and musical director for Morrissey.
  • Dave Mattacks — Rock and Folk drummer, best known for his work with Fairport Convention.



  1. Mayor of London (February 2008). "London Plan (Consolidated with Alterations since 2004)". Greater London Authority. Archived from the original on 2 June 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20100602000714/http://www.london.gov.uk/thelondonplan/docs/londonplan08.pdf. 
  2. "Argonaut Contact information". Argonaut Games. 13 January 1998. Archived from the original on 13 January 1998. https://web.archive.org/web/19980113111227/http://www.argonaut.com/html/body_argonaut_has_moved_.htm. Retrieved 9 November 2009.  "Argonaut House 369 Burnt Oak Broadway Edgware Middlesex HA8 5XZ"
  3. "EdgwareCricketClub". 24 March 2015. http://edgware.play-cricket.com. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  4. http://www.thebroadwalkcentre.co.uk/Information/About-Us

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