Harrow is a residential suburb and a borough of London that is rich in culture and impeccable history. Nonetheless, it is also a metropolitan town that boasts great facilities and amenities.
Located 12 miles from Central London, Harrow boasts excellent transport links. The borough is well served by both rail and London underground lines, which also link Harrow to most London airports, Watford, West Midlands and Southern services. Five motorways (M1, M3, M4, M25 and M40) are easily reached and provide fast transit to many locations in Britain. Overall a great location close to the bustling life of Central London.
While temptation to take advantage of Harrow’s great train links into Central London is high, Harrow boasts two undercover shopping centres of its own and easy access to Watford Town Centre, Brent Cross Shopping Centre and Wembley Designer Outlet and home to Wembley Stadium and Arena. Harrow-on-the-Hill’s, winding High Street is full of charming independent shops, tea rooms and restaurants that everyone loves, that add to a village feel. In addition to the charming areas, harrow boasts a great living culture with a vast array of parks and open space and many local facilities and amenities such as Harrow Leisure Centre, gyms, cinemas, restaurants and bars/pubs.
Harrow is also incredibly rich in history and the home of the famous Harrow Boys School. What do Winston Churchill, Lord Byron, and Benedict Cumberbatch have in common? They’re all Old Harrovians, alumni of Harrow School on Harrow-on-the-Hill, north-west London. Harrow Town, Harrow-on-the-Hill was also the site of the original Hamlet in the early seventh century. The hill rises to 408 feet above sea level and was crowned by St Mary’s Church from the 11th century. In the Middle Ages the church was one of the most important in Middlesex and was a peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who had a residence at Sudbury and subsequently at Harrow.
Away from the grandeur of Harrow School, Harrow’s state primaries and secondary fare well in the Ofsted stakes with outstanding primary and secondary schools and most primaries rated as ‘Good’.
Harrow is also regarded as one of London’s best value areas to live in which is perfect for anyone looking to move to harrow and away from the high rental prices of the heart of London but within easy access.