Frequency of work
There is a good range of schools in Harrow with a wide range of work available to suit all teachers.
Cost of accommodation
There is a mixture of accommodation to choose from in Harrow to suit most budgets. Harrow-on-the-Hill is typically expensive, however there are more affordable areas to choose from.
Harrow is served by the Tube and Overground trains. There are a number of underground stations in Harrow easily reached to access central London. The Piccadilly Line, Metropolitan, and Bakerloo Line can all be found within Harrow. From Harrow & Wealdstone, trains to Euston take 14 minutes. All of the stations except for Sudbury Hill are in Zone 5.
Vibe, type of people that live there
Harrow is an incredibly culturally rich place to reside, since the borough is home to a variety of different ethnic and religious groups. Harrow leads the way as the most diverse borough by faith in the UK, with 62% of any two residents being from different religious groups.
The busy shopping centre sits next to Harrow-on-the-Hill Tube station. There are two covered shopping centres — the St Ann’s and the St George’s. There is a pedestrianised area, and in Station Road the Debenhams department store is undergoing public realm improvements to the tune of £2 million, funded by the Mayor’s Outer London Fund.
Why choose Harrow?
A village atmosphere prevails in areas such as Pinner and Stanmore and there is a plethora of fine buildings dating back to medieval times. When considering where to live in London, Harrow is a great alternative to the hustle and bustle of central London since one fifth of the borough is made up of parkland and open spaces, which makes Harrow a very green borough indeed.
Central London is only 15 minutes away, but with some of the most beautiful parks and leafy trails, you’d never know the bright lights of London were so close by! Harrow-on-the Hill is one of my favourite towns; it has history and culture in abundance. There are large country-style pubs with cosy interiors, set amongst the most adorable small winding streets that you could endlessly wander around in. There are weekly markets here too, with some of the most delicious European food to be found for miles. The notorious Harrow School can be found right at the top of the Hill, and the views are breath-taking.
In addition to St George’s and St Ann’s Shopping Centres, vintage shoppers will love the beautiful streets of Pinner. Here you will find the most wonderful small business owners, who guarantee an amazing shopping experience. They have small cafes and boutique shops scattered across the old High Street, which I have spent many hours wondering around in!
Hertfordshire is easily accessible from Harrow, with some parts being a mere 15 minute drive away. If you’d like to travel a little further afield, Luton Airport (often catering for lots of city break flights) is a 30-40 minute drive in the car. More importantly, London Heathrow is also within driving distance and there are buses to and from Harrow.
There is an array of regular sporting venues, as well as weekly running clubs and tennis courts in almost every park. We are also three stops on the tube from Wembley Stadium, which hosts some of the worlds most famous sporting and live music events!
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