March 2017 / Area Guides / by Sophie Hampton


Stanmore boasts acres of green space, and with direct access to the City – via the north-western limit of the Jubilee line – it is a highly desirable suburban destination. The area is particularly popular with well-established Jewish and Asian communities.

Architectural highlights
Home to some of the grandest properties in north-west London. Numerous large detached houses with substantial grounds can be found between Stanmore Common and Bentley Priory. Further south around the Broadway and Canons Park, less grand, yet still sizeable Edwardian and mid-war semis and detached properties predominate.

Smartest streets
The many green spaces are bordered by some of Stanmore’s most prestigious roads including Priory Drive, Valencia Road and Bentley Way.

Who’s there
Stanmore is more a settled, family community than celebrity hot spot, but if you insist, we’ll name MP Keith Vaz and football’s Dave Bassett.

Brockley Hill Golf Park has a two-tier driving range and nine-hole course open to visitors. The picturesque Stanmore Golf Club is a members only, traditional affair, but still open to visitors.

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ and Girls’ schools are nearby in Elstree; Bentley Wood High School for Girls is on Bridge Road; Park High School is on Thistlecroft Gardens; and Peterborough & St Margaret’s School, can be found on Common Road.

Edgware Underground station takes you on the Northern Line to Euston, Moorgate and London Bridge, while Stanmore station links you directly to the West End and City via the Jubilee Line.

Stanmore had an outstation of the Bletchley Park code-breaking establishment, where some of the ‘Bombes’ used to decode German Enigma messages in World War II were housed.

What the agents say
“Stanmore is an extremely sought-after suburb, on the edge of the green belt, just 10 miles north west of central London. It is popular with affluent buyers seeking an easy commute into London, and proximity to some of the country’s best schools,” Leon Benardout,
associate director, Anscombe & Ringland