Hertfordshire is an ancient county situated in the East of England region, bordered by Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire to the north, Essex to the east, Greater London to the south and Buckinghamshire to the west. This county has a long history, with its roots stretching back to the 9th century when it was part of a short-lived kingdom. The eastern parts of Hertfordshire are mainly rural and arable, with small and medium-sized towns and cities scattered throughout. During the Industrial Revolution, the population of this area increased significantly, and it is now well connected to highways and railways for easy access to London, the Midlands and the north.
Hertford is the county town of Hertfordshire, which was once the main market town and is now home to the County Council. It is also known for being the location of Jack Worthing's country house in Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Ernest. So, what part of Hertfordshire is closest to London? The answer depends on where in London you are looking at. Generally speaking, however, Potters Bar in the north-west corner of Hertfordshire would be the nearest.
This urban district was transferred from Middlesex in 1965 and is now part of the London Borough of Barnet. Potters Bar is well connected to London by both highways and railways, making it a convenient location for those who need to commute into the city. It also has a number of local amenities such as shops, restaurants and leisure facilities.