Characterised by fine timber-framed buildings, beautiful housing, a cafe culture hub and a strong sense of community, Pinner is considered the wealthy side of the London borough of Harrow. The High Street, a remarkable survival of a medieval village, boasts a variety of banks, well known restaurant chains, independent cafes & eateries as well as the picturesque Pinner Memorial Park, which is a firm favourite for families, with beautiful open spaces and riverside walks. Surrounded by an abundance of sought after primary and secondary schools, the attraction for families is evident.
Restaurants across the High Street include the likes of Zizzi, Café Rouge, Carluccio’s, Starbucks, Prezzo and Pizza Express. Friends is an independent fine dining restaurant, using locally sourced produce wherever possible, while local pub the Queen’s Head, occupies one of the oldest buildings on the High street. Vintage Bar is also a popular low-key venue for the evening.
Along with the Metropolitan Line Station with a 25 minute train to Baker Street, the high street also offers a broad range of Supermarkets such as M&S and Sainsbury and a Tesco flagship store around the corner. Nearby Hatch End is a well known hub for restaurants, as well as being home to a flagship Morrison’s Store and Harrow Arts Centre with it’s own community swimming pool.
Pinner has four key events each year, with celebrations for St George’s Day in April, Pinner Fair in May, the Pinner Village Show in Pinner Memorial Park on the second Saturday in September and Pinner Pantomime Evening, which takes place on the last Thursday of each November.
Predominantly offering detached, semi-detached and terrace interwar properties, the area also consists of medieval cottages in Pinner Village, Edwardian houses, bungalows and more modern flats. House prices and rental values are among the highest of the Harrow Borough, and with the area maintaining its historic and large community background, pleasant vibe and preserved environment, we don’t see this changing at any point in the future.
Some of the most sought after and high end areas include the Pinner Hill Estate and Pinner Village. New state comprehensive, Pinner High School, opening in 2016 is already increasing the property value of the area around Beaulieu Drive and the West Towers Conservation Area.