Places of interest in London Borough of Harrow
If you fancy learning more about Harrow's historic past why not pay a visit to Harrow Museum . Set in the lovely grounds of Headstone Manor some of the buildings themselves date back to 825AD and are all listed by English Heritage. It has numerous interesting displays, special events and temporary exhibitions - and guess what? entry is absolutely free!
If you are looking for a first-rate hospital Northwick Park in Harrow certainly lives up to that. A Daily Mail survey listed Northwick Park as one of the top hospitals in England .
Harrow has two shopping centres, St George's and St Ann 's and a number of unique and stylish boutiques, excellent if you are looking for that extra special and original gift.
The Harrow Heritage Trail will take the keen walker through some stunning areas of Harrow including Stanmore, Pinner, Grimsdyke, Hatch End and Harrow on the Hill.
Famous people born in Harrow
Peter Andre is a Harrow boy born 27 February 1973. A successful singer who was married to the model Jordan for a time. The well known musician and leader of The Monster Raving Loony Party Screaming Lord Sutch lived his whole life in Harrow before passing away on the 16 th June 1999. The younger generation amongst us will be interested to know that Tom Fletcher, singer and guitarist with McFly, was born in Harrow .
Travelling in and around Harrow
Road Harrow is within easy reach of the motorway network including the M1, M25, M4 and M40.
Train Harrow and Wealdstone mainline station is just North of Harrow with links to Euston, Watford Junction and Milton Keynes with Harrow on the Hill servicing central London .
Tube Located in Travelcard Zone 5 Harrow has easy access into London . Tube stations in the area include Harrow and Wealdstone (Bakerloo line), North Harrow (Metropolitan line), South Harrow (Piccadilly line), West Harrow (Metropolitan line) and Harrow on the Hill (Metropolitan line).
Harrow on the Hill is a lovely village on a hill 408 feet high overlooking London .
Harrow School is one of the most famous and renowned schools in the world. Situated in Harrow on the Hill it educates boys aged 13-18. Founded in 1572 it spans a 260 acre site and provides full-boarding education.. Many famous and influential people attended the school including seven Prime Ministers and the first Prime Minister of India.
Pinner is only twenty two minutes from the hustle and bustle of London yet it has held on to its charm. Even the fast pace of the 21 st Century has made little impact, and it still manages to keep hold of its individuality and charisma.
The river Pinn runs through Pinner.
On the 25th march 1947 little Reggie Dwight was born in Pinner. Little did we know he would grow up to be the huge rock musician Sir Elton John. He is probably Pinner's most famous son.
Hatch End - If you are travelling by car Hatch End is approximately 15 miles from the centre of London . Areas close by include Pinner, Wealdstone, Stanmore and Northwood.
If you were born in the 60's you will certainly remember the rock bank Pink Floyd. Rick Wright who played the keyboards was born in Hatch End on the 28 July 1943.
Letchford House a Grade II listed building and was built in 1670.
Hatch End has a wonderful Arts Centre offering an eclectic mix of entertainment for the whole family now entering its 23 rd year.
Rayners Lane - Although quite a small place Rayners Lane is well worth a mention. Rayners Lane Tube station was built in 1906 and provides the traveller with excellent links to London on the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines.
Art Deco design was all the rage in the 1920's and 30's and the former ACE Cinema remains a fine example of this art movement. Built in 1936 by F E Bromige it is a typical piece of the time. Registered as a Grade II listed building on the 13 th March 1981 the structure is now named the Zoroastrian Centre and is a religious site.
Stanmore is an area within Middlesex, and has a varied mix of cultures and religions. The Jubilee line starts here.
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital better known as the (RNOH) is located in Stanmore and specialises in providing the best care for sufferers of neuro-musculoskeletal problems.
Bentley Priory is a magnificent memorial to the brave men and women of the Royal Air Force who fought for their country through the Battle of Britain in 1940. Bentley Priory was home to Fighter Command control.
Stanmore Common is a wonderful place to explore and is open all year round to the public.
It backs onto a small village green where cricket is played in the summer.
Wealdstone is approximately two miles north of Harrow.
If you fancy something a little bit different why not visit Harrow Skate Park . Built over thirty years ago it offers local residents and visitors alike an area to show off their talents whether it be BMX biking or skate boarding. Even if you don't feel that energetic why not just watch a while. It never closes and is absolutely free.