Only 18 miles away from central London, Potters Bar has a surprisingly low population of around 20,000 despite it being part of the London Commuter Belt. Transport to London is served by the A1 road as well as regular trains to London's Kings Cross station.
Many sports teams are in Potters Bar and it regularly hosts rugby and football fixtures. As Potters Bar has a small population when compared to London and other urban areas, enjoying the cinemas and theatres which are in Potters Bar is very easy as well as its museum and other leisure facilities which also include a golf course and a swimming pool.
Many famous people have been attracted by Potters Bar and continue to do so. The clarinet player Acker Bilk spends much of his time in Potters Bar. The EastEnders actress Letitia Dean was born in Potters Bar as well.