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Harrow: where leafy living meets metropolitan energy

Harrow’s world-famous boarding school put the area on the map, but it’s the outstanding state schools, attractive housing stock and first-class amenities that make people want to move here.

Harrow: where leafy living meets metropolitan energy

Harrow is best known for its prestigious private school, whose illustrious list of Old Harrovians includes none other than Sir Winston Churchill. But there’s more to this corner of northwest London than one of the world’s most famous boarding schools – and there’s no better place to start looking than Harrow on the Hill. This picturesque urban village, with its quaint high street, period architecture, pretty cottages, and manicured lawns, has a Middle England feel. All of which seems a world away from Harrow’s bustling town centre, which seals its status as one of London’s 14 metropolitan centres.

It’s not just Harrow School that has a first-class reputation; almost all the area’s state primary and comprehensive schools are rated “good” or better by the Ofsted. And if a tube station is top of your list of must-haves, you’ll be pleased to know the wider area is home to nine stops across three lines.

Transport links

  • Underground: Harrow on the Hill is on the Metropolitan Tube with trains whisking passengers to the centre of town in just 15-minutes. North Harrow, West Harrow and Rayners Lane are also on the Metropolitan line. Harrow and Wealdstone, Kenton, and South Kenton are located on the Bakerloo line. South Harrow and Sudbury Hill are on the Piccadilly line.
  • Overground: Harrow and Wealdstone, Kenton, and South Kenton stations are all on the Overground network, with train’s into town terminating at Euston station.
  • National rail: Harrow-on-the-Hill provides commuter rail services on the London to Aylesbury line, transporting passengers to London Marylebone station in just 20 minutes. The average journey time between Harrow & Wealdstone station and London Euston is 24 minutes, with around 123 trains per day.

Property scene

Thirties detached and semi-detached houses dominate the Harrow property scene, with a healthy supply of attractive Victorian and Edwardian houses complimenting them – particularly in the South Hill Avenue and Mount Park Estate conservation areas. Three large developments have changed the face of Harrow town centre: Lexicon in Gayton Road, Lyon Square in Lyon Road and Harrow Square in College Road.

  • Average property price in Harrow: £530,549
  • Average rental price for a 1 bedroom flat in Harrow: £329 per week



Things to do

  • Shopping: Harrow is home to two large, covered shopping centres – St Ann’s and St George’s – which both house a host of chain stores.
  • Open space: Harrow Hill Golf Course is a nine-hole course, Fryent Country Park near Wembley/Kingsbury is a local designated nature reserve.
  • Cinema: The Vue is located in the St George’s Shopping Centre; Safari Cinema is a two-screen venue specialising in Bollywood films.
  • Arts: Harrow Arts Centre hosts a varied programme of theatre, music, dance, family events, film, classes, and workshops.
  • Leisure centre: council-run Harrow Leisure Centre houses a public swimming pool.

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