A prestigious suburban locality steeped in history
"Not only is Harrow School one of the best in the country, it's also steeped in history and beautifully designed."Shaun Bailey
"There are so many green open spaces in Harrow, it's as if you're in the countryside..."Sally Murdock
"Harrow on the Hill's winding High Street is full of charming independent stores that everyone loves, which really add to the village feel."Shaun Bailey
Where do Harrow locals go?
St George's Shopping Centre
Shopping, gym, cinema and dining all in one area of Harrow town centre.
Submitted by Kala
Great home cooked food at this charming café, located in Harrow on the Hill Golf Course.
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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!
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The Plantation Garden Centre
A beautiful and colourful garden centre right in the centre of Harrow.
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A pizza joint in Harrow - handmade pizza ready in 60 seconds from the wood fired oven.
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A sought-after antique lighting specialist in Harrow on the Hill.
Submitted by Sophia
This refined Italian restaurant also includes a deli with delicious food that is great for a light lunch!
Submitted by Laura
Perfect for a celebratory dinner or if you are wanting a couple of cocktails on a Saturday night.
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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.
Submitted by Shaun
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."
What do you like about Harrow?
Did you know?
"The black ties worn by pupils at Harrow School were implemented at the time of Queen Victoria's death. After the initial mourning period, they were never instructed to revert back to their original ties, meaning that they are still black to this day."
Child-friendly activities near Harrow
Perform - Acting, Singing and Dance classes - HarrowVictoria 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 FruitsSt 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 GroupSt 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
TinytalkNorth 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
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 sessionsPartyman 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
NCT Bumps & BabiesNorth 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
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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Why not explore some other local areas:
- Harrow on the Hill
- North Harrow
- Rayners Lane
- Harrow Weald
- Wembley Park
- Hatch End
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