How is life in Harrow? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Harrow is a large town in Greater London, England, and serves as the principal settlement of the London Borough of Harrow. Lying about 9.5 miles (15.3 km) north-west of Charing Cross and 5.4 miles (8.7 km) south of Watford, the entire town including its localities had a population of 149,246 at the 2011 census, whereas the wider borough had a population of 250,149. “

In Harrow, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Harrow? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Harrow to help you decide to move in there.

Where can you buy groceries in the area

Out of all the other services in Harrow, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Harrow.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Waitrose & Partners 9 Kingsend, Middlesex 4.2 330
Tesco Express 58-64 Park Way, Ruislip 3.3 61
Iceland Supermarket Ruislip 142 High Street, Ruislip 4.4 361
Tesco Express 124 High Street, Ruislip 3.8 39
Sainsbury’s Local 48 High Street, Ruislip 3.9 27
Budgens 47-49 Victoria Road, Ruislip 3.5 51


Harrow has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
McDonald’s 361, 363 Station Road, Harrow 4.3 1672
The George, Harrow 269-271 Station Road, Harrow 4.3 1251
Pepe’s 245 Station Road, Harrow 4.3 485
Royal China (Harrow-on-the-Hill) 148-150 Station Road, Harrow 4.3 729
Kebab Land 34-36 College Road, Harrow 4.3 1053
Subway 284A Station Road, London 4.3 136
The Castle, Harrow 30 West Street, Harrow 4.3 1024
Aumkar Sweets 319 Station Road, Harrow 4.3 467
Wenzel’s the Bakers 75 College Road, Harrow 4.3 28
McDonald’s 29, St Georges Shopping & Leisure, St Anns Road, Harrow 4.3 913
Pizza Express 1st Floor, St Georges Centre, Harrow 4.3 771
Nando’s Harrow – St George Unit 101-11,17, St. George’s Shopping Centre, St Anns Road, Harrow 4.3 1525
Pizza Equipment Ltd 5 Saint Kilda’s Road, Harrow 4.3 18
Wenzel’s the Bakers 48 St Anns Road, Harrow 4.3 22
Dela3 Kershik دلع كرشك 2 College Road, Harrow 4.3 1018
Almaz Lounge 381 Station Road, Harrow 4.3 131
Tex Ann 259 Station Road, Harrow 4.3 715
Roosters Piri Piri 186 Station Road, Harrow 4.3 345
Nando’s Harrow – Station Road 300-302 Station Road, Harrow 4.3 1348
Royal Oak 86 St Anns Road, Harrow 4.3 998

Green space in the city of Harrow

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Harrow in more detail.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Pubs in the region

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Harrow. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Harrow.

Pub name Name Address Description
Castle 30 West Street Harrow HA1 3EF Situated in the heart of historic Harrow on the Hill, this is a popular and friendly Fuller’s house. Built in 1901 and grade II-listed, it is on the National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. Food is served until 9.30 pm daily,Sunday 8 pm; reservations are recommended for Sunday lunchtime. Three real coal fires help to keep the pub warm and cosy in the colder months and a secluded beer garden is popular during the summer. The pub hosts regular themed evenings such as weekly quiz, occasional real ale festivals & live music last Wednesday every month. Acoustic/folk night every Monday. Winner of Branch Harrow Pub of the Year 2017, 2019 and 2022.
George 269-271 Station Road Harrow HA1 2TB A former Yate’s high street shop conversion at the bottom of Station Road. Converted from Woolworth’s in 1997. Renamed the Harrow in December 2014 following a refurbishment and again in November 2019 as the George. This also saw the loss of the upstairs seating area and pool tables. The are countless TV screens including four in booths. The menu has a daily theme such as pie and a pint for £4.99 on Wednesdays.
Kingsfield Arms 111 Bessborough Road Harrow HA1 3DF Dating from 1867 this was a multi-room pub which is now mostly open plan. The windows are etched with the pub name. A recent refurbishment saw much of the panelling painted white with exposed brickwork around the fire place. Now describes itself as an Indian Gastropub. Refurbished Autumn 2022.
Moon On The Hill 373-375 Station Road Harrow HA1 2AW Small,busy Wetherspoon pub located on the main high street. Alcohol served from 9am. Popular at different times daytime with price conscious regulars, lunch times with office workers and students on certain nights. Especially busy Fri/Sat night when pub can be packed and noisy.
Royal Oak 86 St Anns Road Harrow HA1 1JP Busy pub in the main pedestrian shopping area between St Georges and St Anns Shopping Centres. Was subject to a £150,000 refurbishment in February 2013.

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Harrow

In Harrow, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Premier BJJ & Kickboxing 19 Pinner Road, Harrow 4.3 57
The Gym Group London Harrow on the Hill Bradstowe House, Headstone Road, Harrow 4.3 756
Gold’s Gym Manor Parade, Sheepcote Road, Harrow 4.3 888
The Body Factory 105 Nibthwaite Road, Harrow 4.3 57
Respira Yoga London Cunningham Park, Harrow 4.3 37
Harrow Chiropractic Lime Court, 4 34 Gayton Road, Harrow 4.3 91
Mma Harrow 4.3 N/A
Premier BJJ & Catch Wrestling 19 Pinner Road, Harrow 4.3 2
Shapes 19 Pinner Road, Harrow 4.3 N/A
VisVerse Personal Training Headstone Road, Tyburn Lane, Harrow 4.3 36
Parkour Generations Harrow Unit 2a & 3a, Estate 2YE, Neptune Trading Centre, Neptune Road, Harrow 4.3 3
Outdoor Gym 73 Lowlands Road, Harrow 4.3 3
The Wellness Club Unit 305, 79 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, London, Harrow 4.3 N/A
Buzz Gym London Harrow Unit C2, St Anns Shopping Centre, Harrow 4.3 275
Empowering Yoga 38 Devonshire Road Harrow, Greater, London 4.3 N/A
Yoga with Priya 105 Nibthwaite Road, Harrow 4.3 N/A
Zuzkari Fitness 18 Buckingham Road, Harrow 4.3 20
Park Mini Gym 31 Cunningham Park, Harrow 4.3 N/A
Ladies Pilates and Nutrition Colton Road, Harrow 4.3 6
Empowering Yoga School Sports Club, Garlands Lane, Harrow 4.3 6

Museums & Galleries in the area

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Harrow below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Harrow School Old Speech Room Gallery The Bursary, 5 High Street, Harrow 4.6 19
War Memorial Building Harrow 4.5 24

The things you might need in Harrow

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Harrow name before moving in the neighbourhood.

In Harrow, what schools are nearby?

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Harrow.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sneha Ramji 17 Dorset Road, Harrow 5 15
The International School of Sikh Studies 35 Pinner Road, Harrow 3.3 3
Bright Spark Montessori Ltd 35 Pinner Road, Harrow N/A N/A
Harrow International Business School 35 Pinner Road, Harrow N/A N/A
The Jubilee Academy 73-77 Lowlands Road, Harrow 3.3 8
Wellbeing and Healing 7 Havelock Place, Harrow 5 4
Advanced Tutoring 37 Lascelles Avenue, Harrow 5 2
The Red Balloon Learner Centres 13 Kenton Road, Harrow N/A N/A
The Philathletic Ground Whitmore Road, Harrow N/A N/A
Vaughan Primary School The Gardens, Harrow 4 25
Harrow School Cricket Fields 79 Whitmore Road, Harrow 1 1
Rumble Tumble Harrow Ltd Ground Floor, Bruce House, Lower, Sovereign Place, Harrow 4 373
Bright Little Stars Nursery 51 Sheepcote Road, Harrow 4.7 43
West Harrow Park Pre-school Butler Road, Harrow 5 2
St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School Roxborough Park, Harrow 4.6 8
Norbury School Welldon Crescent, Harrow 3.5 15
John Lyon School (Prep) Hindes Road, Harrow 5 1
Kumon Maths & English Harrow High School, Gayton Road, Harrow N/A N/A
Alpha Prep School 19-21 Hindes Road, Harrow 4 12
Aisha Harrow N/A N/A

Medical institutions in Harrow

Harrow has 8 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
R & S Medical & Allied Services Ltd Unit B, Neptune Trading Centre, 1A Neptune Road, Harrow 1 1
Medicspot Clinic Harrow on the Hill 18 College Road, Harrow 4.2 5
St Peter’s Medical Centre 1 Colbeck Road, Harrow 3.8 66
Saint marks Harrow N/A N/A
Harrow Mental Health Service 19 Marshall Close, Harrow 5 1
One Point Healthcare 44 Greenhill Road, Harrow 5 52
The Civic Medical Centre 18-20 Bethecar Road, Harrow 1.9 53
Community Health & Well Being 38 Courtfield Avenue, Harrow 3 1

Are there many post offices in the region of Harrow?

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in Harrow can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Harrow Post Office Unit 14 St. Anns Shopping Centre, St Anns Road, Harrow 1.9 151
Doddle Trident Point, 19 Pinner Road, Harrow 2.3 3
Royal Mail Parcel Postbox 51 College Road, Harrow 0 0
Anna Shaping centura, st Anns rd ,Harrow St Anns Road, Harrow 0 0

In Harrow, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Train and tube stations in Harrow can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Harrow-on-the-Hill (HOH) Station Approach, Harrow 3.7 217
West Harrow Vaughan Road, Harrow 3.8 29

What to do in the area of Harrow

It could be that Harrow has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Harrow. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Harrow. Also, knowing what’s available in Harrow and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

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