Mention Harrow in a remote corner of the world and you'll be acknowledged with Harrow School, home to seven Prime Ministers including Sir Winston Churchill. However, did you also know that Harrow played a key part in changing the course of World War II, or that Handel was once one of our resident composers? Our hidden villages still provide a sanctuary to many of London's most famous celebrities and we have nurtured the early musical talents of both Sir Elton John and James Blunt.
As one of London's most intriguing outer boroughs, Harrow offers villages to explore, rich heritage to uncover, award-winning cuisine to savour, and vibrant cultural diversity to dive into. It is the fascinating mix of old and new, people and cultures which makes our borough truly unique. Where else can you enjoy a cup of afternoon tea, a Bollywood matinee, followed by an evening of Gilbert & Sullivan in Gilbert's very own gardens?
Located in the outskirts of northwest London, Harrow is uniquely positioned within easy reach of the buzz of central London and the tranquility of leafy Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. It has a population of around 205,000 and is predominantly residential. Enjoying the best of both worlds, Harrow offers the amenities of a lively metropolitan town centre along with Historic villages, rich heritage and great parks and open spaces.