The train station is Elstree & Borehamwood on the First Capital Connect line which goes via Kings Cross St Pancras. From the station it's about a 10 minute walk or a quick bus ride down Shenley Road (the high street) to the Studios and if necessary there is a taxi rank at the station.
If you're coming by car, it's a few minutes off the A1 Barnet Bypass near Stirling Corner. If you're coming on the M25 come off at J23 and follow the signs for the A1(S) London. It's no more than 10 to 15 minutes from the M25.
Hotels very close to the Studios are:
Ibis - http://www.ibishotel...ood/index.shtml
Premier Inn - http://www.premierin...e-/-borehamwood
Traveloge (nearest one) - http://www2.travelod...hp?hotel_id=373 - NOTE: if you look on Google Maps it shows the Travelodge being opposite the Studios, it's not, it's not far but it's not where it shows on there.
Travelodge (attached to the Toby Carvery and a little further away) - http://www2.travelod...hp?hotel_id=446
plus not far away is a Holiday Inn http://www.holidayin...net/hoteldetail which is a little nicer but you'd need a car if you're staying there as it's a little further and out of the way.
There are other hotels in the area but those are the closest and the cheapest.
The Studios are situated on a roundabout next to a huuuuuuge Tesco Extra (seriously, it's on 2 floors lol). There is a McDonalds on the roundabout opposite Tesco and there are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants along Shenley Road between the train station and the Studios.
I dont know anything about parking at the Studios as I've never actually been there but I would assume that they do have parking for visitors. There is a market on Shenley Road on a Saturday so there's no parking on the high street. Tesco next door has a 3 hour parking limit. If you're staying at the hotels I would assume they have their own parking. There is also pay and display parking at The Venue (big sports centre next to the Ibis hotel, 5 minutes walk away).
If you look up the Studios on Google Maps, be aware that the picture that comes up is quite old and out of date and a lot of the places it shows either aren't actually where it says they are, or they dont exist anymore. The Studios, Tesco and McDonalds ARE all marked correctly though.
Please let me know if any other info is needed.
Edited by jael001, 08 January 2012 - 04:53 PM.