BERKHAMSTED is a historic market town situated in west Hertfordshire between the towns of Tring and Hemel Hempstead. It is also a civil parish with a designated Town Council within the administrative district and borough of Dacorum.

The town is situated 25 miles (40km) northwest of London and is accessible from the M25, M1 and M40 via the A41. In 1993 a bypass was opened to alleviate congestion caused by traffic passing through the town centre; the London-Birkenhead A41 road now passes west of Berkhamsted.

Berkhamsted appears to be part of middle-class suburbia and is considered a desirable commuter location for London. 35% of employed residents of Berkhamsted and Tring work in those towns, whereas 65% commute to other workplaces. Alternatively, of the 7,100 people who work in Berkhamsted, 58% commute there.
The town centre supports the typical range of banks, small offices and other services, as well as restaurants and a variety of shopping facilities. These include high street chains, a Saturday street market, a Friday antique market, designer boutiques and specialist shops. Many of these are independent traders.

Berkhamsted is home to the BFI National Archive’s “The J. Paul Getty, Jr. Conservation Centre”, a department of the British Film Institute. With over 275,000 feature, non-fiction and short films (dating from 1894) and 210,000 television programmes, it is one of the largest film archives in the world.

Berkhamsted railway station is one of the busiest stations on the West Coast Main Line: one and a half million journeys are made annually to and from Berkhamsted, the vast majority by commuters to and from London.


The Berkhamsted Local Directory was launched in December 2010 and is distributed to over 8,000 homes in the HP4 postal area which includes:

  • Berkhamsted
  • Northchurch
  • Shrublands
  • Kingshill
  • Castle Village
  • Sunnyside

The Berkhamsted Local Directory is a little gem of information packed full of products & services mainly from local businesses, as well as interesting articles, informative editorials, a cookery page, a book review, a community page, a children’s page, puzzles & useful local information.

Although The Berkhamsted Local Directory is delivered to over 8,000 homes, advertising in all 10 publications will enable your business to reach over 80,000 homes locally!
Our rates are excellent value and we offer some great packages for long-term advertisers. All directories are published on a monthly basis in A5 format. A quarter page ad costs as little as £80 per month – in full colour!

What Our Customers Say

Over the past eight years that we have been advertising with The Local Directory, I have not had the chance to express my gratitude for the hard work and efforts that you and your team have put in to helping us gain a great clientele and become one of the region’s most well-known building companies.

We believe that advertising with you has not only gained Ultimate Construction recognition within our surrounding towns, but has also given the community who receive the magazine a sense of confidence that Ultimate Construction is a company here to stay! Once again many thanks for all you have done and we look forward to continuing our relationship with The Local Directory for many years to come.

AdamOwner, Ultimate Construction

Since we started advertising with The Local Directory, we have received a surprisingly high number of referrals. Our customers are pleased to find us in the Directory and it’s a great guide for local businesses in the area. One of the main reasons we advertise regularly, is that it’s good value for money: its distribution is certified so you know that every household will receive it. It has a great mix of editorial content as well as advertising and is always interesting to read when it arrives each month. Would recommend it as a great medium to increase awareness and sales to any local business.

JessManager, The Love Your Water™ Team

When getting your message out to your audience – the Local Directory is a key player in getting it to those who you want to share it with! I have never been disappointed with the input from the team and communications with Nisha has always gone very smoothly. A very professional, well organised and presented company. Excellent value for money advertising too!

AnnaManager, Wheelhouse Vets

I have been pleasantly surprised by the response I have received by advertising in the Local Directory for the last few months. I was slightly dubious at first but I have had, on average, a couple of good enquiries each week and as a result of this have decided not only to continue my advertising for longer than I had anticipated, but have also put my advertisement into more magazines. To anyone who is unsure I would say give it a go!!’

Barry HolmesOwner, Holmes Garden Services

iFillYa Kitchens & Bathrooms have been using the Local Directory to advertise our company and services for about three years. Originally we advertised in the Amersham Local Directory, but we have been so delighted with the number of enquiries we received from this advertising that we soon expanded into advertising in the Chalfont and then Beaconsfield Local Directories. As a small but expanding family-run business looking to develop our professional reputation in Amersham and the surrounding areas, we have found the Local Directory to be one of our most successful forms of advertising. We also think the Local Directory plays a vital role in informing the local community of small businesses, services and events in their area. Thank you Local Directory!

AntoniaOwner, iFillYa Kitchens & Bathrooms


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