Take Time to Explore Harrow

historic-city-of-harrowThe historic city of Harrow is one of London’s most attractive suburbs and is just waiting to be visited. Known as an area that was visited by Queen Boadecia and the Iceni tribe in pre-Roman era, it now combines the fast pace of a lively business and commercial center with the peace and quiet of the countryside.

Only minutes from London, Harrow offers a perfect escape from the crowded capital yet possesses all the amenities visitors could want, including first-class shopping, excellent restaurants, leisure and sports activities.

Harrow also has many sites of interest. The Harrow Museum and Heritage Centre, housed in a 16th century Tithe Barn and moated manor house, room displays from the 1930s, a Victorian room, Whitefriar’s glass, and railway and agricultural machinery. The Harrow School Old Speech Room Gallery contains collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, as well as English watercolors. The famous Harrow School, attended by seven prime ministers including Sir Winston Churchill stands on top of Harrow on the Hill, near to the 900 year old St. Mary’s Church.

Harrow takes pride in its world-class shopping, fine international restaurants to suit everyone’s tastes, delightful pubs, bars, cinemas and sports facilities. Harrow also boasts of many attractions outside of the city, besides London. The Harrow Arts Centre in Hatch End with the magnificent Elliott Hall hosts local arts events and performances by visiting theatre companies and orchestras. Bentley Priory in nearby Stanmore is also a must – once the home of Queen Adelaide, it later became the headquarters of Fighter Command from where Lord Dowding commanded the Battle of Britain.

Harrow is easily accessed by both London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports via the M25 circular artery, and offers excellent rail connections to London using the London Underground metropolitan line or frequently trains each hour from London Euston and Marylebone station.