Situated in the north west of the capital, Harrow-on-the-Hill is probably best known for its private school - but there is much more to this suburb in Zone 5.
Here’s our handpicked selection of everything which Harrow has to offer.
Food and drink
And those with a sweet tooth should look no further than The Chocolate Room (324 Station Road) - with a vast selection of Belgian chocolates, pralines and truffles to choose from, it's a chocoholic’s dream.
Harrow School, in its current form, dates back to 1572 and boasts an impressive list of notable alumni including Winston Churchill, Lord Byron, Benedict Cumberbatch and James Blunt.
The school is a private boarding school for boys aged 13 to 18 located in a leafy 300-acre estate, and is renowned for its own unique style of the beautiful game – Harrow Football.
St Mary’s Church (Church Hill) is a pretty grade I listed building which dates back to the 11th Century. It was frequently visited by a very young Lord Byron while studying at Harrow School, and the impressive structure can be seen for miles throughout Harrow.
The moated, Grade I listed Headstone Manor House is closed until 2017 for refurbishment, so the Headstone Manor Museum is currently housed in the Grade II listed Granary.
There are two shopping centres in Harrow - St Anns and St Georges.
St Anns is home to 40 high street brands, including Boots, Clarks and an M&S Food Hall, while St Georges includes a Vue cinema and a large food court housing well-known chains including Prezzo, Nandos and Frankie & Benny’s.
Harrow Hill Golf Club is a 9-hole course with a pay and play facility which boasts well-kept greens which will make for a lovely day out.
Those looking to improve their handicap can receive professional tuition from ex-European tour player Simon Bishop.
The club is also home to Sarah’s Café, which hosts art exhibitions and serves meals including an all-day breakfast, sandwiches, salads and afternoon tea.
Regular events in Harrow itself include the May Day festival, which takes place every year on the High Street and features a live brass band, food and drink stalls and the Woodside Morris Men.
Harrow-on-the-Hill station is on the Metropolitan line, enabling commuters to reach Liverpool Street in around 40 minutes.
It is also a mainline station served by Chiltern Railways, with southbound services to Marylebone and northbound trains to Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale.
Harrow & Wealdstone station is on the Bakerloo line and is also part of the London Overground.
Mainline trains from Harrow & Wealdstone are run by London Midland - services run into London to Wembley Central and Euston, while northbound services call at Watford Junction, Hemel Hempstead and Tring.
Drivers can reach Heathrow Airport from Harrow in around 30 minutes.
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