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1. History of Harrow
Harrow is famous for its independent boys' school Harrow School, which has been in the town since 1572. The school has educated many of the country's Prime Ministers, including Sir Winston Churchill. As well as the school buildings, there are many other historic buildings to be found in the town, including England's last remaining moated manor house Headstone Manor.
2. Now in Harrow
Harrow is just 10 miles from the centre of London so it serves as a popular commuter town as well as a popular place to visit for those wanting to escape the busy capital. Harrow is close to Wembley Stadium, which hosts many major sporting and music events.
3. Events in Harrow
The Under One Sky Festival takes place in June and includes, dance, music, children's events, a parade, food and more. The Pinner Music Festival takes place in the village of Pinner, on the outskirts of Harrow, for six days in June. The festival provides a variety of live music events in the village's St John the Baptist Church. Black History Live is a weekend of family fun at ...Read more
4. Attractions in Harrow
Harrow Museum is based in four listed buildings in the grounds of Headstone Manor. Exhibitions and collections take visitors on a tour of the town's past. Headstone Manor is a timber-framed building that dates back to around 1310. The Grade I listed building is surrounded by a filled moat and the site is open for tours every weekend in the summer.
5. Things To Do in Harrow
Usurp is an art gallery in the town offering exhibitions, workshops and live events. The Harrow Skate Park, also known as Solid Surf, is a facility built in the 1970s next to the Harrow Leisure Centre, and is used for bikes, scooters, rollerblades and skateboards. Harrow Hill Golf Course is open to families and players of all abilities. Tuition is available.
6. Business in Harrow
The two indoor shopping centres in Harrow are St George's and St Ann's. Both centres offer a large selection of retailers and restaurant facilities and St George's also contains a nine-screen cinema. The rest of the town centre has many big stores and high street names. The Duck Pond Market visits Harrow once a month and offers shoppers everything from clothing to food. A Frenc...Read more
7. Transport in Harrow
Harrow is 10 miles from central London and falls within the London Transport Travelcard zone 5. Harrow on the Hill station links to the London Underground Metropolitan Line into Kings Cross St Pancreas and Liverpool Street. Stansted and Luton airports can be easily reached via the Stansted Express from both Kings Cross St Pancreas and Liverpool Street stations. There are buses ...Read more
8. Entertainment in Harrow
The Harrow Arts Centre offers theatre, music, dance, comedy, live literature, film and more. The Compass Theatre, in Ickenham, offers a varied programme of live events from musicals to theatre, as well as workshops and dance events. Live music can be found in a variety of venues in the town including Trinity and the Fornax and Firkin. Wembley Stadium, close to Harrow, hosts maj...Read more
9. Famous Landmarks in Harrow
The famous Harrow School contains many historic buildings and guided tours are arranged by Harrow School Enterprises.
10. Interesting Facts about Harrow
RAF Fighter Command had its headquarters in Bentley Priory, Stanmore, on the outskirts of Harrow, during World War II. Sir Hugh Dowding controlled the Battle of Britain from Bentley Priory in 1940. Parts of the original building are still intact.
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