It lies in the flat valley of the Ouzel, a tributary of the Ouse, sheltered to east and west by low hills.
Across the Ouzel in Buckinghamshire, where Leighton railway station is situated, is the urban district of Linslade (pop. 2157).
Of London, on a branch of the London & NorthWestern railway, and at the junction of the river Ouzel with the Ouse.
It lies in an open valley on the west (left) bank of the Ouzel, where the great north-western road from London, the Roman Watling Street, crosses the stream, and is r m.