A guide to serviced offices and office space to rent in Potters Bar as well as general information that may be useful if you are thinking of renting offices in the town.
History & Geography
Potters Bar sits a mere 18 miles north of central London amid the countryside of Hertfordshire in southeast England. Potters Bar is thought to have derived its name from a Roman potter that was on the site, however some believe it is from a local family named Pottere. The town lies of the Great North Road, which has been an important influence on its history. Despite its strategic location Potters Bar remained a fairly small village until the advent of the Great Northern Railway in 1850. It is now one of London’s most popular commuter towns.
Potters Bar functions primarily as a residential town with many of its working population commuting into London everyday. Because London and its surrounding airports are so close and the town has such excellent transport links it has become one of the most popular towns in London’s commuter belt. Potters Bar also has a thriving high street however with a multitude of shops and boutiques as well as a selection of restaurants, bars and clubs catering to the town’s residents as well as visitors.
Potters Bar is a fairly popular destination for those living in London and the surrounding area. The countryside around the town has several well-used hiking routes and the town itself has a number of recreation facilities including a swimming pool, theatre and cinema. Several episodes of the comedy Little Britain were filmed in the town in 2005.
Potters bar is served by the M25 motorway as well as the A1. The town’s railway station, Potters Bar Railway Station is connected by First Capital to the suburbs of North London and then terminates at Moorgate Station or at Kings Cross. Going it connects to Peterborough, Cambridge and Letchworth Garden City. The London Underground station Cockfosters is only 2.5 miles south of the town. In 2002 a train heading northbound derailed while travelling at high speed, killing seven people and injuring ten more. Potters Bar also has a busy bus depot which serves both the local area and has connections to London.
Potters Bar does not have a great deal of Grade A office space in the centre of town, however there are several well-equipped business centres located across from the main railway station as well as several office parks in the area. The prime rent for office space in the centre is approximately GBP 28 per square foot per month.