Stanmore sits on the edge of London, but remains close enough to the capital for an easy commute. As the last stop on the Jubilee line, it offers frequent direct services to Canary Wharf and London Bridge. As such, this sleepy suburb attracts both young professionals and families looking to relocate to quieter surroundings.
In an area that blends rural countryside with exciting attractions, Stanmore manages to exceed expectations. The acres of parkland and commons sit alongside picturesque housing developments, not to mention Stanmore’s famed mansions. These architectural gems provide an insight into the area’s opulent past, as do the many Victorian-era and Georgian properties.
For those who enjoy the great outdoors, it’s an area with plenty to see and do. Take a stroll through Queensbury Park, play tennis at Stonegrove, or admire the 100-year-old course at Stanmore Golf Club.
Despite its rural charm, all the luxuries of a modern town are present on the high street. Known as Stanmore Broadway, this vibrant road sees all the major retailers sit alongside a tempting choice of eateries. Residents also have the convenience of the Brent Cross Shopping Centre located nearby.
Finally, newcomers to the area have the choice of excellent schools, both private and state. It’s one more reason to join the residents of Stanmore, who share picturesque surroundings and city centre convenience.
Transportation in Stanmore
Situated 14 miles from Central London, Stanmore offers convenient access to the capital via the Underground. As the last stop on the Jubilee line, Stanmore tube station provides direct services to London Bridge and Canary Wharf. Alternatively, an Overground service at the nearby Hatch End station travels to London Euston in 38 minutes and Watford Junction in 15 minutes.
For those travelling by car, Stanmore is close to both the M25 and M1 motorways. The A406 Circular Road is also within a short distance, as well as London Luton Airport. This can be reached in under 40 minutes, while Heathrow takes approximately 53 minutes.
Primary and secondary schools in Stanmore
Many of Stanmore’s schools have been awarded ‘outstanding’ status by Ofsted. This includes nearly all of the primary schools, such as Whitchurch Junior, Aylward Primary and Stanburn Primary.
Parents and students also have an impressive choice at secondary level. A renowned selection of comprehensive establishments cater for those aged 11 to 18. These include Bentley Wood High School for Girls and the coeducational Park High School. The latter was given academy status in 2011 and boasts a range of A level courses, with impressive sixth form facilities.
A number of renowned private schools are located nearby. North London Collegiate in Edgware has been awarded the highest rating possible from the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
For those embarking on higher education, Stanmore College boasts hundreds of postgraduate and undergraduate courses. Students also have the convenience of Middlesex University’s nearby Hendon Campus. Serving 35,000 students, this state-of-the-art facility offers everything from performing arts to science and technology degrees.
History of Stanmore
Archaeological findings in the Stanmore area have found evidence of Roman and Ancient British settlements. Although its history dates back to prehistoric times, it wasn’t officially recorded until the Domesday Book. Once called ‘Stanmere’, this quaint village was later changed to ‘Great Stanmore’ to distinguish itself from neighbouring ‘Little Stanmore’.
Throughout much of its history, the area remained largely agricultural. This changed in the early 19th century, when mansions were built to house the affluent. Some of these architectural jewels, such as Bentley Priory, can still be explored today.
After the opening of the Metropolitan Railway (now the Jubilee line) in 1932, Stanmore underwent major suburban development. Although many of its Victorian and Edwardian grand houses were preserved, new-builds brought greater choice to this highly sought-after commuter destination.
Things to do in Stanmore
From family-friendly attractions to sports facilities and cultural sights, Stanmore is home to an exciting mix of things to do. Here are some of the highlights in and around the area:
Bentley Priory Museum
Aspire Leisure Centre
Harrow Weald Lawn Tennis Club
The Broadwalk Centre
Stanmore Country Park
Harrow Arts Centre
The Royal Air Force Museum
Stanmore Golf Club
How to get to Stanmore
By road: Stanmore can be reached from Junction 4 of the M4, following signs for the A41 and continuing onto the A410. Alternatively, those travelling from Central London can take the A41 or A1 before continuing onto the A410.
By rail: Stanmore Underground station and nearby Canons Park are both on the Jubilee line. At Hatch End station, three trains per hour travel to London Euston, providing access to other major cities across the UK.
Below, you’ll find a selection of links to organisations and businesses serving the local area.
Chancellorsbusy Stanmore office can be found on The Broadway, in the heart of this sought-after suburb on the edge of London’s Green Belt. Our experienced and motivated in-store team of 10 staff is available seven days a week to answer your questions, whether you are looking for information on Stanmore house prices or details about the local lettings market.
The wide range of sales and letting services available at our Stanmore branch include free, no-obligation market appraisals, an extensive portfolio of residential and commercial properties, land and new homes, property management support, and expert investment and market advice.
Stanmore, Bushey, Elstree, Edgware, Harrow Weald and nearby villages. The branch covers postcode areas HA3, HA5, HA7, HA8 and WD23.