holiday and travel guide to the UK

Potters Bar, in the far south of the county, near the junction of the A1(M) and M25 at South Mimms. With its excellent road links and good rail routes to London, Potters Bar is a popular location for commuters.

The settlement dates back to Roman times and exhibits at the Potters Bar Museum include artifacts from a Roman tile kiln. It was this association with pottery industry that gave the town its name.

The rapid growth of the Potters Bar into an attractive commuter town dates from the arrival of the railway in 1850.

The town has a good selection of restaurants and pubs and the Wyllyott Theatre provides entertainment throughout the year.

Just north of the town, near Brookmans Park, stands the famous Royal Verterinary College.

Budget Hotels

Tourist Attractions in and near Potters Bar to Visit

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Hatfield House 4.5 miles One of England's finest Jacobean houses.



de Havilland Aircraft Centre 3.5 miles See these fantastic historic aircraft.

Mill Green Mill and Museum 5.3 miles A lovely watermill with a museum next door.

St Albans Organ Museum and Theatre 6.0 miles An excellent collection of rare mechanical instruments.


Out & About

Aldenham Country Park 6.2 miles Enjoy days out in the countryside.


Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Paradise Wildlife Park 6.5 miles One of the county's top family attractions.

Towns Near Potters Bar To Visit - straight line distance:

Borehamwood (4.01 miles) Hatfield (4.84 miles) Cheshunt (6.78 miles) Waltham Cross (6.87 miles)
How to get to Potters Bar
Potters Bar , M1 from London, or via M25 near South Mimms
Premier Inn South Mimms/Potters Bar
Swanland Road South Mimms Potters Bar EN6 3NH

More Details
Days Inn Hotel London South Mimms (Potters Bar)
J23, M25, Bignell Corner, South Mimms Potters Bar EN6 3QQ

More Details
Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Days Inn Hotel London South Mimms (Potters Bar)
J23, M25, Bignell Corner, South Mimms Potters Bar EN6 3QQ

More Details
The Hadley Hotel
113 Hadley Road London EN5 5QN
2.8 miles

More Details
Potters Bar Weather
Saturday 18th April
Day :Sunny skies13°C Sunny skies
Night :Clear skies3°C Clear skies
Sunday 19th April
Day :Overcast skies11°C Overcast skies
Night :Partly cloudy skies4°C Partly cloudy skies
Where to Stay in Potters Bar
Get Our Newsletter
Offers, short break ideas, event news, and ideas on attractions to visit, all in our newsletter emailed direct to you.