Harrow Borough Guide

Your All In London guide to Harrow

The Borough of Harrow lies to the north-western outer ring of Greater London bordering on the next county of Hertfordshire. It is an incredibly diverse area with over 40% of it's population coming from ethnic minorities, but has less pronounced differences in wealth than other boroughs. The area around the prestigious Harrow-on-the-Hill is very affluent with average house prices in excess of £1.5m. However, there are fewer pockets of real deprevation than in comparable boroughs and much of the area enjoys a decent standard of living and access to open spaces and greenbelt land. As a result of this and its good schools as well as it's proximity and good transport links into central London, this has become a popular place to be.

Harrow boasts a real village atmosphere to explore in places like Pinner and Stanmore, rich heritage to uncover such as that around Harrow school, award-winning cuisine to savour (much of which is thanks to the strong international feel of the place) and vibrant cultural diversity to dive into. Savour a cup of afternoon tea, head on to a Bollywood matinee then enjoy an evening of Gilbert & Sullivan in Gilbert's very own gardens!

Must see attractions in Harrow

Duck Pond Market

The Great Barn, Manor Farm Site, Ruislip HA4 7QL

Regions & Neighbourhoods in Harrow

Stanmore
The district of Stanmore was originally called ‘Stanmere’ meaning ‘Stony pool’, according to the Domesday Book. Today, Stanmore is a suburban district situated to the north west of London and ...
Edgware
Edgware has a large Jewish and Asian community, which accounts for many of the area’s eateries and food shops. It is also home to the UK’s first ‘eruv’, an area within which Jewish people are ...
Burnt Oak
One stop south from Edgware you will find Burnt Oak, home to a Saturday market and car-boot sale as well as numerous shops along the high street. It is a predominantly residential area however, its na...
South Harrow
There is little to do in this north western area, however low property prices and being on the underground make it appealing to young families and those looking to purchase their first property. South...
Wealdstone
Wealdstone is the dingy relation of the affluent suburbs of Pinner and Harrow, there is little in the way of shops and the area looks generally run down. On the plus side, Harrow-on-the-Hill’s large...
Kenton
Do you remember the scene in Fawlty Towers were Basil loses his rag (ok, there are plenty) and begins to batter his red car with a branch? It was filmed in Kenton, no less, and while that is not to su...
North Harrow
Although it is regarded as one of the better parts of Harrow, there is no denying that North Harrow suffers due to its lack of decent shops and recreational activities, meaning it’s not unusual to s...
Pinner
This leafy suburb is considered the wealthy side of the borough of Harrow, with wide tree-lined streets, large detached houses and flat conversions in attractive Edwardian buildings. Pinner also boast...

Neighbouring Boroughs

Hillingdon
The London Borough of Hillingdon the second largest in London and is located on the westerly edge of Great London, 14 miles from the centre. It is home to Heathrow Airport, the world's businest airp...
Ealing
The third largest of London's boroughs with a population of 300,000 and the 4th most ethnically diverse borough in the country in terms of sheer numbers, Ealing is said to be one of the prettiest of W...
Barnet
Lying on the outer edge of north London, Barnet is the second largest of London's boroughs and has a relatively diverse population and landscape. To the north it benefits from large swathes of country...
Brent
Not one of the greenest of London's boroughs but ironically known largely for a small patch of green turf in Wembley; the new stadium with its iconic arch lie at the cultural heart of the area. The ne...

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