The town of Borehamwood is a Hertfordshire jewel 12 miles from Charing Cross, known for its television studios and family-friendly fun. You’ll find plenty of things to do when you visit, including dinosaur-themed mini-golf, arcade machines and helicopter tours, a historic aircraft museum, and vibrant green city parks.

    Borehamwood is best known for its movie studios, which are known as Elstree Studios. These legendary production facilities have made film history by being involved in producing movies like ‘Star Wars’, ‘The Shining’ and the Indiana Jones movies. Being just 7 minutes by car from the city center, it’s easy to take a look at this historic movie studio and see the legendary location where popular favorites were created. You can also learn more about local film history at the Elstree and Borehamwood Museum, which covers more than a century of filmmaking and is located right in the center of town.

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      Borehamwood is a historic movie location with a variety of things to do, from cinematic and aircraft history to miniature golf, gaming, public parks and even helicopter tours. It's home to Elstree Studios, which served as the soundstage for "Star Wars" and many other iconic movies. The town has much more than movie history to explore, however, and you can...

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