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Pinner: Where Medieval Meets Metropolitan

Situated in northwest London, Pinner is an enticing confluence of old and new, where a clutch of fine timber-framed buildings – a nod to its medieval roots – are complemented by modern suburban life. The centrepiece of the area’s rich heritage is the 14th-century church of St John, which stands proudly at the end of a picturesque high street that exudes an olde-worlde charm. And Pinner has every right to be proud of its past: records of this ancient coaching village date back to the Doomsday Book.

Pinner: Where Medieval Meets Metropolitan

Situated in northwest London, Pinner is an enticing confluence of old and new, where a clutch of fine timber-framed buildings – a nod to its medieval roots – are complemented by modern suburban life. The centrepiece of the area’s rich heritage is the 14th-century church of St John, which stands proudly at the end of a picturesque high street that exudes an olde-worlde charm. And Pinner has every right to be proud of its past: records of this ancient coaching village date back to the Doomsday Book. 

Today, this once-rural idyll has been absorbed by London’s urban sprawl, but unlike many of its suburban contemporaries that have succumbed to this modern landscape, Pinner has retained its character. Popular with families for its excellent schools, low crime rates, and desirable housing stock, the area also ticks the travel box thanks to a 25-minute tube ride to central London.

Travel 

  • Tube: located in travel zone 5, Pinner tube station sits on the Metropolitan Line, with trains taking just 25-minutes to reach Baker Street.
  • Rail: Harrow-on-the-Hill station is just two stops away along the Metropolitan Line. From here you can board commuter rail services on the London to Aylesbury line, which whisk passengers to London Marylebone station in just 20 minutes. 
  • Road: Pinner offers easy access to the M25 at Maple Cross, M40, M1 M4, and it’s just a 30-minute drive from Heathrow Airport.

Property scene

A small selection of medieval cottages adorn Pinner Village. Venture away from the area’s historic heart, and you will discover a local property market awash with detached, semi-detached and terrace interwar properties, together with Edwardian houses and modern flats.

  • Average property price in Pinner: £635,815
  • Average rental price in Pinner: £391 per week (42.6% below the London average of £681 per week)

Schools

  • Primary schools: Pinner has a good selection of Ofsted rated “outstanding” primary schools: West Lodge Primary School, Pinner Wood School, Grimsdyke School, and Newton Farm School.
  • Secondary schools: Nower Hill High School and Pinner High School – both co-ed, ages 11 to 18 – are Ofsted rated “outstanding”. 
  • Private schools: private primary and preparatory schools: Reddiford School (ages two to 11), Buckingham College (co-ed, ages two to 11), St John’s School (boys, age three 13), St Martin’s Preparatory School (boys, ages three to 13), and Quainton Hall School (co-ed, ages three to 11 for girls and ages three to 13 for boys). Private secondary schools: Merchant Taylors’ School (boys, ages 11 to 18) and Harrow School (boys, ages 13 to 18) – boarders only. All-through private schools: Northwood College for Girls (ages three to 18) and St Helen’s School (girls, ages three to 18).

Things to do 

  • Pinner Fair: held each May, Pinner Fair was granted charter status in 1336 by King Edward III.
  • Pinner Village Show: held in Pinner Memorial Park on the second Saturday in September.
  • Harrow Arts Centre in Hatch End: a multi-function arts centre that offers plays, ballet, comedy, keep fit classes and children’s theatre clubs.
  • Swimming: Hatch End Swimming Pool is a council-owned facility.
  • Golf: Pinner Hill Golf Club and Grim’s Dyke Golf Club.
  • Open space: Pinner Memorial Park is home to a duck pond, café, bowling green and an aviary. Pinner Park Farm is a 230-acre working farm south of Hatch End. The Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty, is just a 40-minutes drive away.
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