Harrow area guide
This Greater London suburb was one of the first areas to benefit from the expansion of the Metropolitan Line Underground network. Despite a Zone 5 location on the fringes of North West London, Harrow still benefits from one of the most direct stretches of line on the London underground map which enables commuters to be at their City desks in under thirty minutes.
Although Harrow is closely associated with the exclusive school of the same name that sits atop a nearby hill, it is a vibrant neighbourhood that is ready for expansion. Leafy streets of pre-war homes radiate from the town centre which contains a mix of housing stock including new property developments like Harrow Square built by UK developer Barratt. The new homes, in particular, are transforming Harrow into a place where young professionals can find reasonable rents and still get into the centre of London without much fuss.
The main commercial hub of the area is centred round St Ann’s, a pedestrianised shopping area and the streets around Harrow Wealdstone Station. Here, there can be found several prominent High Street retailers; a cinema complex; cafes and restaurants that benefit from a broad variety of culinary influences.
As an area, Harrow offers the competitively priced rentals of an outer suburb with the handy transport links provided by its proximity to two main routes into London. The Metropolitan Line runs a fast service into Baker Street that stops at only two stops along the way, while Harrow Wealdstone Station is a main stop for the express mainline route into Euston. A 24hr bus service runs to Heathrow Airport.