I was going to start my Northern line walk at either Edgware or High Barnet. It turned out that the first train I got on was going to Edgware so that is where this walk starts.
Edgware to Burnt Oak
After leaving Edgware tube station I headed south on Station Road and turned left onto the A5.
The road changes from being surrounded with large warehouses to being filled with local shops.
I turn into Watling Avenue and reach Burnt Oak tube station.
Burnt Oak to Colindale
I head along Gervase Road and Booth Road.
At the end of Booth Road I turn right and reach Colindale underground station.
Colindale to Hendon Central
The next part of the route is through the small Colindale Park
I pass the Peel Centre, which is the Metropolitan Police Training Establishment, and then cross the M1.
On Watford Way are many shops, including one which has a model of the HMV dog and gramophone. HMV stands for ‘His Master’s Voice’ which is what the dog is listening to on the record player.
On the side of a large roundabout is Hendon Central tube station.
Hendon Central to Brent Cross
I carry on along Hendon Way which is a busy main road.
I follow a small footpath that leads to the Brent Cross shopping centre. This pedestrian route into the shopping centre isn’t very welcoming. It takes me past car parks and to a tunnel which says “To The Shops”. Brent Cross was the first shopping centre of its type to be built in the UK. It isn’t as large or impressive as more recently built shopping centres but the major chains are all here.
I walk right through the shopping centre and leave on the other side. Through the car park is a bridge over the A406. I follow a slightly confusing series of footpaths until I get past Hendon Way.
On Highfield Avenue I find Brent Cross tube station.
Brent Cross to Golders Green
At the north end of Highfield Avenue I turn east into Golders Green Road. This area has a large Jewish population. There are many shops and restaurants selling Kosher food.
I keep walking south east along Golders Green Road until I reach Golders Green tube station.