Quality of Life
The London Borough of Harrow is home to the bustling town of Harrow with its two shopping centres and leisure facilities – this is London’s ninth-biggest shopping area. But the borough also encloses the urban villages of Pinner, Hatch End and Stanmore, which boast quaint buildings, contemporary boutiques, coffee shops and award-winning, independent restaurants.
The south of the borough quarters the leafy hamlet of Harrow on the Hill, where many of the buildings have listed status – it is also home to Harrow School, alma mater of seven prime ministers including Sir Winston Churchill, as well as such luminaries as Sir Robert Peel and Lord Byron. Harrow has London’s third largest population of millionaires.
At 19.49 square miles, Harrow is London’s 12th biggest borough, but the 20th by population (239,000 residents): a full third of the land in Harrow is green space.
A quarter of Harrow’s population are of Indian origin (including the country’s largest Hindu community) while the borough’s Jewish community is the sixth biggest in the country.
As well as Harrow School, second only to Eton among England’s public schools, London Borough of Harrow is home to University of Westminster’s media, art and design faculty; two further education colleges (Harrow and Stanmore), 24 secondary schools (of which 70 per cent are OFSTED-rated outstanding) and 56 primary and nursery schools (of which 38 are good or outstanding).
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