Located just 12 miles away from central London and perched on hilltop, Harrow is a small yet culturally rich suburb. It is a prestigious locality that is world away from the bustle of the rest of Harrow, it is a unique historical part of London. The picturesque north-western borough of London boasts public boarding schools, striking cottages, period properties, and winding leafy green streets. A large number of period properties and modern homes are suitable properties for small families and young professionals.
Harrow – At a glance
Harrow started taking shape according to modern lines after the Metropolitan Tube Line arrived there and Harrow became affluents’ favourite suburb. And in 1920s and 1930s, large mansions, semi-detached and detached houses were built inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement and Art Deco styles. Harrow is known for its cultural diversity, community life and local landmarks including St Mary’s Church. Whether you pick northern, western or southern town of Harrow or a quaint village of Harrow, there will be no shortage of fun activities.
Properties in Harrow
With streets of Harrow swarming with 1920s and 1930s semi-detached and detached houses, the area boasts Victorian and Edwardian houses in the South Hill Avenue and Mount Park Estate conservation areas. Despite being closer to the capital, Harrow offers affordable properties to rent or purchase. Comparatively, Harrow on the Hill includes the conservation area boasts a large number of period properties that are pricey and hardly change hands.
Eastman Village, a brand new development in the heart of Harrow, is being developed by Barratt Homes. The project is a significant part of a regeneration scheme and the developer chose a place that was home to the Kodak Factory for 125 years. It is planned to provide more than 2000 homes through this development but also set to become a new leisure, business and residential destination.
Transportation in Harrow
Harrow is served by the Tube and Over-ground trains. From Harrow and Wealdstone, trains to Euston take 14 minutes and train from Harrow on the Hill take 16 minutes to Marylebone. North Harrow, Harrow on the Hill and West Harrow stations are on the Metropolitan line, from Harrow on the Hill it takes almost 20 minutes to Baker Street. All the stations are located in Zone 5.
Restaurants in Harrow
For great dining experience, Harrow boasts a number of world-class restaurants and cafes such as the Taste of China on Station Road, Blue Ginger on Kenton Road and Mumbai Junction and a sports lounge, with a big screen for sports events. The Old Etonian in Harrow on the Hill is a long-standing restaurant and hotel and Doll’s House in Harrow’s on the Hill is an old-fashioned tea shop that’s also open for breakfast and lunch.
Shopping in Harrow
The town centre of Harrow is among ten of the largest retail centres in London featuring two shopping centres, St Anns and St Georges that has branded shops of all significant high street brands including H&M, Boots, Next, Clarks, George, Monsoon, Primark, Tiger, Accessorize, Wilko and TK Maxx and a number of eateries such as Burger King, McDonalds, Burger King and Caffe Nero.