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A prestigious suburban locality steeped in history

"The views afforded by Harrow's position are exceptional!"

Joe Ellis

"There are so many green open spaces in Harrow, it's as if you're in the countryside..."

Joe Ellis

"Not only is Harrow School one of the best in the country, it's also steeped in history and beautifully designed."

Shaun Bailey

What is your favourite place?

Where do Harrow locals go?

The Old Etonian

This hotel and restaurant has a surprisingly extensive wine list, delicious Sunday lunches and outdoor seating with a nice view for when the weather is good. Great for large groups - book in advance to avoid disappointment, as it gets busy on the weekends. I always say hello to the staff when I walk by to make sure they still have garlic prawns on the menu!

ReTouch Lighting

A sought-after antique lighting specialist in Harrow on the Hill.

The Doll's House on the Hill

A charming little cafe that is the best for afternoon tea or just a slice of cake whilst out and about.


Named after a city and a seaport in central Italy, here you can find a wide selection of paninis, salads, pasta, fresh pressed juices, ice cream and many more. Great for breakfasts and lunch!

The Chocolate Room

This independently owned coffee shop has a lovely selection of 25 hot chocolate flavours. It serves amazing hot chocolate and bespoke handmade chocolates too.

Harrow on the Hill Market

Harrow on the Hill's local fruit and vegetable market is open Monday through to Saturday. Good quality stuff at low prices!

Two Buns

A burger joint in Harrow with great burgers and good service.

Pita Pit

Awesome burrito-style Mediterranean wraps for lunch and dinner.

Cafe Cafe

Perfect for a celebratory dinner or if you are wanting a couple of cocktails on a Saturday night.

Miriam's Munchies

An independent barista using Monmouth beans, this place is the best coffee shop in Harrow. They also sell delicious cakes and sweet treats available to eat in or for special events too.

Fitz Gym

Open from 06:30am to 22:00 during the week, this gym is perfect for those who spend their working day in and around Harrow. Amongst its many facilities is a pool, sauna, steam room, spin class section and a wide range of classes, such as dancing and boxing.

St George's Shopping Centre

Shopping, gym, cinema and dining all in one area of Harrow town centre.

Two Buns

A burger joint in Harrow with great burgers and good service.


A steak house in Harrow serving a very good steak!

Sarah's Café

Great home cooked food at this charming café, located in Harrow on the Hill Golf Course.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Harrow on the Hill, North Harrow, Rayners Lane, Preston, Harrow Weald, Pinner, Wembley, Northolt, Hatch End and Eastcote

What do you love about Harrow?

Why do you find Harrow a great place to live?


"Harrow is such a diverse area, with many people actually friendly. Harrow is mainly known for it's prestigious Harrow School for Boys, but it also sports two shopping centres at the heart of the town. The bus system is runs according to schedule most of the time and I feel quite safe most of the time."

March 2015


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"Founder of the Monster Raving Loony Party, Screaming Lord Sutch lived in South Harrow towards the end of his life. He never had any links to the peerage and stood for election 41 times. Present policies call for reducing the deficit by selling all English castles to the French and relocating Parliament to Wormwood Scrubs."

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Child-friendly activities near Harrow

Sing and Sign (Harrow)

St George's Church
Shell and I have been singing since I could talk and signing with children of all ages for the past 20 years. Sing and Sign classes are useful, fun, easy to learn and babies LOVE them too. It's a real winner! The moment when a child signs "milk" "more" or even "duck" for the first time and the delight when they realise they are understood is beyond comparison. Website

Perform - Acting, Singing and Dance classes - Harrow

Victoria Halls
Child development is at the heart of everything we do, so our weekly classes for 4-7 year olds will boost your child's confidence, improve their concentration and give them a creative outlet to make friends and have fun. Website


North Harrow Methodist Church
Help your baby to communicate before they can talk. It's more than just a toddler group! Each 1hr class incorporates singing, action songs & rhymes, instruments & stories with free play and refreshments. Website

First Fruits

St Cuthbert's Church Hall,
This is a group for new Mums who have Babies under 1 year. Come and have some lunch together and meet other new Mums. Lots of helpful advice and friendly support in a relaxed setting - supporting you in the the toughest job there is! Website

Juicy Fruit Toddler Group

St Cuthbert's Church,
Open to all parents, grandparents and carers with children under 4 years of age. We are a very friendly relaxed group with lots of fun and educational activities, includng a messy play activity each week, offering your child valuable sensory experiences with out the mess in your home! Website


North Harrow Methodist Church
Help your baby to communicate before they can talk. It's more than just a toddler group! Each 1hr class incorporates singing, action songs & rhymes, instruments & stories with free play and refreshments. Website

Partyman World - Toddler sessions

Partyman World of Play, vale farm,
Activities include, Music, Props & Actions, Arts & Crafts, Story Time & Puppets, Cooking & Decorating, Puzzles & Toys. Peak Under 1 - £2.00 1 to 3 years - £5.95 Off Peak Under 1 - £2.00 1 to 3 years - £5.50 Website
  1. About Harrow

    Harrow is a area in the London Borough of Harrow, northwest London. It is a suburb situated 12.2 miles (16.4 km) northwest of Charing Cross. Harrow is widely known for Harrow School, attended by Winston Churchill and Indian Prime Minister Nehru, however Harrow County School also had a tradition of noted staff and pupils, e.g. Sir Paul Nurse, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Michael Portillo, Clive Anderson and Geoffrey Perkins. Harrow is home to a large University of Westminster campus near Northwick Park Hospital (although both these landmarks actually lie within the London Borough of Brent). Harrow was a municipal borough of Middlesex before its inclusion in Greater London in 1965. The area has good public transport links and is served by the Metropolitan Line of the London Underground, Watford DC Line of the London Overground, and also by the National Rail services of Chiltern Railways, London Midland and Southern.

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