We're only a stone's throw from central London and yet Harrow provides a welcome escape from the bustle of city life. That's because with more than 500 areas of greenbelt, (that's equivalent to eight Hyde Parks) one fifth of Harrow is open space. All our beautiful open spaces and parks lend Harrow much of its character as do the variety of period homes on offer. And all this before we've even had a chance to mention our fantastic schools, including the world famous Harrow School.
A little bit of history
Harrow might be best known for the elite Harrow school, but we've a rich history besides, dating all the way back to before the Romans. You can step back in time and explore our history by visiting one of the many historical buildings in the area. We recommend Headstone Manor, one of England's few remaining moated houses which dates back to medieval times and has allegedly been the site of many ghostly happenings. Grim's Dyke Hotel is another must, designed by Arts and Crafts architect Sir Norman Shaw, it is an eccentric example of Gothic Tudor grandeur and was once home to W.S. Gilbert, half of the famous duo Gilbert and Sullivan. St Lawrence
Need to know
It's not just green parks in Harrow. Our area is also home to one of the few remaining 1970s subterranean skateboard parks.
As well as a selection of popular independent shops and well-known high street chains, Harrow boasts a number of markets, including Greenhill Way Market every Thursday, a general market in Debenhams car park also every Thursday and a much-loved Farmers' Market every Sunday at the Queen's Head in Pinner.