Harrow on the Hill is an historic village in Greater London, and it sits on the site of a hamlet that dates back to the 7th century. Harrow has a lovely, relaxed village feel, but it’s within easy reach of the excitement and opportunities of London.
Harrow has two London Underground stations; Harrow on the Hill (which is on the Metropolitan line) and South Harrow (on the Piccadilly line). Both tube stops provide easy and quick access to central London whether travelling for work or pleasure. There are great bus services in and out of the area, and as the M1’s just a few miles away, travelling further afield by car is a great option too.
Harrow is probably best known for Harrow School, a prestigious boys' public school that’s said to be the best in the country. It’s been attended by seven boys that have gone on to become Prime Minister, including Winston Churchill. There are plenty of other good schools in the area, including St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School, which achieved an outstanding Ofsted rating. Whitmore High School was also rated outstanding by Ofsted.
Harrow has some gorgeous shopping streets that add to the village feel of the area. There are some lovely shop fronts and great independent stores like The Outfitters (uniform shop), Harrow School Hill Shop (bookshop) and Retouch Lighting. There are also shopping centres like St Ann’s, which have high street brands such as Next, Boots and Marks & Spencer.
When meeting with friends for coffee or lunch, you can choose from a great selection of unique, local cafes. Coco Corner Café is a beautiful place to enjoy breakfast, brunch or a stunning dessert, or enjoy afternoon tea at The Doll House on the Hill.
The area has some proper old fashioned pubs to enjoy too. Visit The Castle, a traditional Victorian pub that still has a lot of the original fittings, like lamps and wall clocks, and welcoming roaring fires and wooden floors. Harrow has great restaurants, such as Grove on the Hill, a popular Italian, or Eighty Six Restaurant & Bar, which serves Spanish food and tapas.
Healthcare is good here with a local hospital, GP services and pharmacies.
St Mary’s is a medieval and Grade I listed church, and it’s Harrow’s most famous landmark. This impressive building is now over 900 years old.
Harrow on the Hill has a huge amount of green space to make the most of, which is quite rare being so close to London. Harrow Recreation Park is great for families, with its play area, café, football, and cricket grounds.
Harrow is a unique area, combining English tradition, history and charisma with all the zest of a contemporary, diverse community. It’s an area that offers fashionable shopping malls, trendy restaurants, lively nightlife and excellent transport links.