Surrounded by natural beauty, in the form of rolling countryside and woodland, as well as nautical splendour with three rivers intersecting the town, Rickmansworth is a residential haven for anyone seeking rustic tranquillity and city convenience.
Surrounded by beautiful rural villages including Chorleywood and Croxley Green, with a mixture of period cottages, grand estates and contemporary homes lining the streets, visitors will scarcely believe that they’re on the cusp of the M25 and less than 20 minutes from the UK’s largest airport, Heathrow.
Rickmansworth’s residents praise the area on its transport connections, good schools, and vast amounts of green space, all of which add a village-style vibe despite being only a 30-minute commute from the West End.
Rickmansworth Transport Links
From Rickmansworth station, commuters can travel to Marylebone in Central London in as little as 29 minutes via Chiltern Railways, or Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire in approximately 34 minutes.
Rickmansworth station also operates Tube services via the Metropolitan Line and offers journey times to Baker Street 35 minutes, King’s Cross St Pancras 47 minutes and Liverpool Street 56 minutes.
Rickmansworth is just a six-minute drive from the M25, with Heathrow Airport around a 23-minute ride away. The M1 and M40 are both approximately 13 minutes’ drive from Rickmansworth.
Rickmansworth Schools and Education
Rickmansworth and its surrounding areas have a variety of both state and independent schools, with many judged by Ofsted as “outstanding”.
For younger children, Christ Church Chorleywood C of E School, Chorleywood Primary, and Harvey Road Primary are always in high demand.
Rickmansworth School is a commended secondary school and sixth form, as well as a specialist science and arts college, whilst St Clement Danes in Chorleywood is also highly sought after. Watford Grammar School for Boys and Watford Grammar School for Girls are less than a 15-minute drive away from Rickmansworth.
Independent schools for girls include The Royal Masonic and St Helen's and for boys, Merchant Taylors'.
Out and About in Rickmansworth
Rickmansworth has a plentiful high street, home to a number of well-known chain stores, including Marks & Spencer, as well as a number of independent stores. Waitrose and Tesco are Rickmansworth’s principal supermarkets.
For more big brand and high street names, Intu Watford is a short 15-minute drive away, with hundreds of stores to explore for a truly unforgettable shopping experience. If that wasn’t enough, Marylebone in London’s prestigious West End is commutable from Rickmansworth station in less than 30 minutes.
Popular eateries include Cinnamon Square, Maurizios and The Coach & Horses, a traditional pub serving hearty British food.
Aside from the renowned Aquadrome, Rickmansworth is home to a variety of public parks and nature reserves; perfect for nature-loving individuals with a soft spot for rural landscapes, wildlife, and long walks. For golf enthusiasts, there are three local courses – Batchworth Park, Moor Park and Rickmansworth.
The William Penn leisure centre is home to Everyone Active, which includes a fitness studio, dance studios, badminton and squash courts, a 25m swimming pool, as well as a sauna and steam room.