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Rickmansworth is a town in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire, England, 4¼ miles (7 km) west of Watford. The town lies on the Grand Union Canal and the River Colne, at the northern end of the Colne Valley regional park.
Rickmansworth is a small town in a leafy shire suburb with a wide range of leisure activities, amenities and good quality schools. Rickmansworth is one of the top 10 neighbourhoods with the highest quality of life, according to Government statistics. Tenants with serviced offices in Rickmansworth can enjoy a wide and diverse range of leisure activities and amenities for example Cassiobury Park, cycling along one of the most picturesque sections of the Grand Union Canal, the River Chess valley, walks in the Chiltern Hills and Chorleywood Common to name a few. The High Street also hosts a range of restaurants covering almost all areas of cuisine.
It is largely a commuter town and transport links are reasonable with fast trains direct to London taking about 30 minutes either via the Chiltern turbo train to Marylebone or fast Metropolitan line trains to Baker Street. It is contained within the M25 J17-J18 with good transport links to Luton and Heathrow Airports as well as the M1 and M40 making serviced offices in Rickmansworth highly accessible.
Colloquially, Rickmansworth is often shortened to "Ricky" as used in the town's annual "Ricky Week" celebrations which occur in May. Up until 2010 an annual "Victorian Evening" was held in the town centre every November, this will be a "Starlight Evening" in 2011 inspired by Douglas Adams' reference to the town in the first page of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
The town's canal history is remembered every year at the end of Ricky Week with the Rickmansworth Festival, organised by Rickmansworth Waterways Trust. Rickmansworth also has a famous frost hollow. This is caused by the local geography, notably a railway embankment which prevents the natural drainage of cold air from a specific part of the valley. Rickmansworth recorded the largest daily temperature range in England when, on 29 August 1936, the temperature climbed from 1.1°C at dawn to 24.9°C within 9 hours due to this unique geographic feature.
Tenants with access to serviced offices in Rickmansworth have some of the best transport links in England. Overground and underground services, buses, and airports are all close-by, ensuring that you are well connected when it comes to travelling to and from your serviced offices in Rickmansworth.
Airport Code: LHR
Distance from Rickmansworth: 10 miles (17km)
Airport Code: LTN
Distance from Rickmansworth: 16 miles (27km)
Airport Code: LCY
Distance from west London: 23 miles (38km)
Rickmansworth is a London Underground and National Rail station in the town of Rickmansworth, in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire to the north-west of London. It is one of the few stations beyond Greater London served by the London Underground, and as a consequence is in Travelcard Zone 7.
On the National Rail network, the station is served by Chiltern Railways trains between Marylebone and Aylesbury whose next stopping points in each direction are Chorleywood and Harrow-on-the-Hill stations. However, during peak time, Chiltern trains do not stop at Rickmansworth as a result of the short platforms making it unsafe to board or alight from 6 car or longer trains. There are two tracks through the station, shared in both directions by London Underground and National Rail trains.
Serviced offices in Rickmansworth are currently served by Arriva and Carousel Buses.