Borehamwood is a town which grew up in the parish of Elstree after the Midland Railway opened in the 1860s. Elstree station was built over a mile from the village in open countryside and the new town of Borehamwood grew around the station. Elstree film studios were also built next to the station, such that Borehamwood's best known establishment and its railway station both take their name from the neighbouring village. Borehamwood has never been a separate civil parish, but the old parish of Elstree has now been renamed Elstree and Borehamwood in recognition of the fact that Borehamwood is now rather larger than its older neighbour. The railway station has also been renamed Elstree and Borehamwood.
Borehamwood (—originally spelt Boreham Wood), is a town in southern Hertfordshire, situated from Charing Cross. It has a population of 31,065. It is within the civil parish of Elstree and Borehamwood and the London commuter belt. There is one weekly newspaper, the Borehamwood and Elstree Times. The town is perhaps most well known for its film and TV studios, commonly known as Elstree Film Studios, hence the association with Elstree.