Harrow Area Guide
The Harrow area is known for being a diverse borough with the historical, picturesque and iconic Harrow-on-the-Hill (which has its roots in the 17th Century) meeting the wider area spreading across the borough with a wide range of housing, excellent transport links, extensive range of schools and the well-known St Anne’s shopping centre and local multiplex St George’s Vue cinema in the heart of Harrow Town Centre.
Harrow-on-the-hill boasts the famous Harrow School which has produced several Prime Ministers including Churchill and Nehru, and is characterised by mainly Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian terraces and houses. Café Café & Incanto are popular eateries, The White Horse pub a local favourite and John Lyon School & St Dominics Sixth Form College are the two surrounding schools in the area, which still manages to preserves its traditional setting and atmosphere.
With the opening of Harrow-on-the-Hill station on the Metropolitan line in 1880, the focus switched to the area down the hill and around Harrow town centre. It boasts a variety of retail outlets including Debenhams, well known eateries (Pizza Express, Royal China) and pubs. One can also find major flagship supermarket chains such as Morrison’s, M&S and Tesco. Popular points of interest in the Harrow area also include Harrow Leisure Centre, Northwick Park Driving Range & Gym and David Lloyd Health Club.
Open spaces include the playing fields of Harrow School on the eastern slopes of the hill, with the western slopes down the hill open to the public consisting of woodlands, green areas and small recreation grounds. Cunningham Park is also a beautiful open space in the region of West Harrow.
Harrow is unique in its central location and access to a wide majority of neighbouring towns such as Kenton, South Harrow, North Harrow, Rayners Lane, Pinner and Wembley. This, in addition to its superb transport links with the Metropolitan & Chiltern Line at Harrow-on-the-Hill Station, the well-connected Harrow Bus Station as well as London Overground links at Harrow & Wealdstone Station make Harrow a popular district for commuters and first time buyers.
The housing market is extremely strong in Central Harrow and the prime addresses of South Hill Avenue (home to Orley Farm private school) and Mount Park Road consist of Edwardian houses where rental and sale prices have set levels.
Recent development around the Morrisons Supermarket on the doorstep of the town centre as well as redevelopment plans of the former Kodak Factory site in Harrow, with a proposal of 985 new homes, a medical centre, a primary school and shops that will create a thriving local community which can only be good news for buyers, sellers and local businesses.