Set on the fringes of North West London, Harrow is a town steeped in history. For nearly a millennium, it was a humble hamlet of farms known as Greenhill. Today, however, it’s still emerging from hidden secret status, offering the much-sought-after balance of London hustle and bustle and peaceful countryside. Only 12 minutes from Central London, opportunity is never too far away. But locally, there’s more than enough to keep you in and around HA1.


Where to eat
Like most of London, there’s choice to pick from any cuisine you wish. A real standout is Lokma Mezze Grill, where the freshly cooked Mediterranean meat and signature baklava is renowned. For more choice, however, Wembley’s Box Park is right on your doorstep and is full of London’s best street food.

Where to drink
Pubs with character and charm aren’t in short supply here. The Castle is a local hotspot, thanks to its selection of local ales and toasty fireplace. The White Horse boasts great outside space for weekends spent soaking in the sunshine. Or if you’re after the perfect venue for a date, Coffee 2 Cocktails offers exactly what it says on the tin, plus beautiful views of London.

What to do
If you’re into playing sports, head to Harrow Recreation Ground for a kick around or Northwick Park Golf Club for a nice 9 holes. Prefer spending time on the sidelines? Wembley Stadium is a short distance away and boasts a busy schedule of football and musical residencies. Alternatively, brace the gentle incline up to Harrow-on-the-Hill and soak in the panoramic views of the capital.

How to travel
Locally, it’s incredibly easy to get around on the bus or by foot. Alternatively, hop on the train from Harrow and Wealdstone station and you can be in Euston in 12 minutes. There’s also access to the Overground and Bakerloo Line too. A little further away, Harrow-on-the-Hill station gives access into Kings Cross via the Metropolitan Line.


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