The village has been used in many films and TV programmes over the years; particularly as one of the more regular Midsomer Murders filming locations. Despite being a small and quaint old village, in recent times it has hosted acclaimed comedy and arts festivals.
The River Misbourne, a rare, natural, perched chalk stream, runs the entire length of the village, through the delightful Shardeloes Lake, towards Old Amersham. Little Missenden has a unique children's playground in the village centre. Both The Crown and The Red Lion offer B&B and the church serves cream teas through the summer months on Sunday afternoons.
As well as the church, and two pubs, the village is served by the Church of England Infant School, Montessori Little Scholars and the Village Hall. It is a very popular venue for walkers who ramble across the surrounding areas designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty before returning for welcome refreshments.
A children’s playground is situated in the centre of the village, "The Misfits" play cricket on their pitch to the west and "The Miscasts" perform and display their thespian talents in the Village Hall from time to time.
Annual events include visiting steam engines in June, an Open Gardens weekend each July, regular performances by local Morris Men through the summer months, the produce show in September, the internationally acclaimed Music Festival (now in its 57th year) in October and the villagers Christmas Party in December.
The Village Hall is available for hire. For more information please see (http://www.littlemissendenvillagehall.org)