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Ancona

Ancona

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 Plantation Garden Centre

The Plantation Garden Centre

A beautiful and colourful garden centre right in the centre of Harrow.

Fitz Gym

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.

Royal China

Royal China

Best Chinese food for miles!

Seven

Seven

A pizza joint in Harrow - handmade pizza ready in 60 seconds from the wood fired oven.

Blues

Blues

A great restaurant for tapas and live music!

St George's Shopping Centre

St George's Shopping Centre

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

Miriam's Munchies

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.

Two Buns

Two Buns

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

Incanto

Incanto

This refined Italian restaurant also includes a deli with delicious food that is great for a light lunch!

La Collina

La Collina

A quaint Italian restaurant serving amazing authentic stone baked pizzas and great takeaway dishes too!

Red Lantern

Red Lantern

All you can eat lunch buffet for £5.50 with a good selection for vegetarians.

Sarah's Café

Sarah's Café

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

Cafe Cafe

Cafe Cafe

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

The Doll's House 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.

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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, Wembley Park and Hatch End

"Amongst Harrow School's famous alumni include Winston Churchill, actor Benedict Cumberbatch and Lord Byron."

I love walking down the High Street and seeing all the school buildings, as it reminds me of the area's rich history.

Sophia Carrington

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

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

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  1. 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.

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Child-friendly activities near Harrow

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

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

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

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

Tinytalk

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

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

NCT Bumps & Babies

North Harrow Methodist Church Hall
Every Monday - including school holidays (Except Bank Holidays). Are you pregnant? Or do you have a baby aged from 0 - 12 months? If you would like to meet other new parents then come along to our friendly group. Tea Coffee provided as well as toys to keep the babies happy. £1.50 suggested donation per family. Come along - Everyone is welcome. Plenty of free car parking. Take a look at our Facebook page for lots of photos of the group. Website

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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Harrow on the Hill area guide
North Harrow area guide
Rayners Lane area guide
Preston area guide
Harrow Weald area guide
Pinner area guide
Wembley area guide
Northolt area guide
Wembley Park area guide
Hatch End area guide
HA2 area guide

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