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Harrow is an outer London Borough in northwest London and approximately 10 miles from central London. Covering 50 square kilometres (20 square miles). Harrow is the 12th largest borough in Greater London in terms of area, but 22nd in terms of size of population. It is one of the most diverse boroughs in the UK.

Interesting facts:

Did you know...?

  • Harrow is currently one of the safest boroughs in London.

  • 20% of the borough is composed of parkland and open spaces; our total green belt area is therefore the equivalent to eight Hyde Parks.

  • Our proximity to London, the M25 and other major motorways makes Harrow an ideal location for events held by and for businesses based in and around London and the home counties, or even as a central location for those coming from further a field.

Our claims to fame:

  • Mrs Beeton, the original domestic goddess, lived in Harrow at 2 Chandos Villas from 1856 to 1862. Hatchets Restaurant in Hatch End is now located close to where her house once stood.

  • Reg Dwight alias Elton John was born on the 25 March 1947 and spent his childhood in Pinner.

  • Horatia Nelson, daughter of Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton, is buried in Pinner Parish Old Cemetery.

  • The fictional BBC series One Foot In The Grave starring Richard Wilson and Annette Crosbie centered around a retired Scottish couple living in Pinner in the 1990s.

  • Harrow School's famous Fourth Form Room provided the setting for magic lessons at Hogwarts in Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone.

  • Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel was born and educated in Rayners Lane, Harrow.

Explore Harrow's History

  • Most well known for its elite seat of learning, Harrow has a rich history dating back to pre-Roman times. Still today many of our most historic buildings are well preserved and protected.

  • Take a tour around one of England's last remaining moated manor houses at the 14th century Headstone Manor, a site of many ghostly happenings and part of a medieval estate dating back 500 years! The site has a calendar of year round events and activities.

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