Leighton Buzzard is an annex of our Milton Keynes and Luton offices.
Leighton Buzzard is a market town in Bedfordshire. It lies 36 miles (58 km) northwest of Central London and is linked to the capital by the Grand Union Canal and the West Coast Main Line to London Euston.
Some historians believe that there may have been settlement in the area from as early as 571. There are a number of theories concerning the derivation of the town’s name; ‘Leighton’ came from Old English Lēah-tūn, meaning ‘farm in a clearing in the woods’, and ‘Buzzard’ was added by the Dean of Lincoln, in whose diocese the town lay in the 12th century.
Leighton Buzzard developed into a thriving market town supported by good road, canal and, later, rail links to the agricultural hinterland and London. The town’s market charter was granted in 1086 and is still active today. The town’s high street is home to numerous historical buildings, more than 70 of which are listed. They include the notable Bank Building on the Market Square (now home to Barclays Bank), designed by the eminent architect Alfred Waterhouse.
During World War II, a secret codebreaking and communications facility, described as “the largest telephone exchange in the world”, similar to nearby Bletchley Park, operated from Oxenden House (now demolished) off Plantation Road. The facility employed up to 500 people during the war, although it was shrouded in secrecy.
The town has links to the Great Train Robbery, which took place at Bridego Bridge just outside Leighton Buzzard. The local station was the location for part of the film Robbery, which is based on the robbery in 1963.
HOW TO FIND US
From the M40, take exit 10 and merge onto the A43.
Cross over the roundabout (second exit) to stay on the A43.
At the second roundabout, take the third exit onto the A421.
Cross over the next ten roundabouts to stay on the A421.
At the next roundabout, take the second exit to turn right onto Buckingham Road. Merge onto Whaddon Road.
At the junction, turn right onto Drayton Road and then immediately left onto Stoke Road. Continue on Stoke Road.
At the junction, turn left onto Drayton Road.
At the roundabout, take the third exit onto the A4146.
At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Stoke Road. Merge onto Old Road.
At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Leighton Road.
Cross over the next roundabout to stay on Leighton Road. Merge onto West Street.
At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Bridge Street.
Turn sharp right onto Church Square.
The Reeds Solicitors office will be on the left.
There is parking in a multi-storey car park located on West Street. It is ANPR recognition and is pay on exit.
There is one train station in Leighton Buzzard.
To find the office from this station, please follow the directions below.
Exit the station onto Station Road and head north.
Cross over the roundabout onto Old Road.
At the end of the road, turn right to stay on Old Road.
Cross over the roundabout onto Leighton Road.
Cross over the roundabout to stay on Leighton Road.
At the next roundabout, turn right onto Bridge Street.
Follow the street around and bear right onto Church Square.
The Reeds Solicitors office will be on your right.