Harrow is one of the northwest London boroughs. It was developed around the big suburban town of the same name and designated as a borough in 1965 after the Government Act of 1963. Even though Harrow is comparatively isolated from Central London, it is still a rather nice place to live in. The borough enjoys good transport links, comfortable and well established infrastructure, great waste management policies by local authorities as well as reliable private junk removal companies serving the area, and of course, many nice neighbourhoods that you will feel quite comfortable in.
Some facts and figures about the borough
According to the census that was conducted in 2011, there are now 248 800 people living in the London Borough of Harrow. The total territory that is being covered by the borough is 50,47 square miles which give 4900 people per square kilometre as the number for the area’s population density. Harrow generally has the reputation of being a rather affluent place, but one should not forget that despite the fact that the average house price in Harrow on the Hill HA1 is some 1.5 million GBP as of today, most of the area is typical London suburbia consisting of nice, comfortable and affordable semi-detached houses.
Key areas in Harrow
We have already mentioned Harrow on the Hill, which is considered to be the most prestigious part of the borough. It is a leafy suburb which greatly benefits from the presence of Harrow School – an independent boarding school which boasts an impressive list of pupils that includes the likes of:
- King Hussein of Jordan
- Lord Byron
- Richard Curtis, the 6th Duke of Westminster
- FA Cup founder C.W. Alcock
- Actor Benedict Cumberbatch
- Singer James Blunt
…and those are just to give you a general impression.
When talking about anything related to the borough, we cannot miss to mention the principle town here. From administrative headquarters to commercial areas and fine junk removal services in Harrow, the town that gives its name to the whole borough is definitely worth your while. With its distinctly suburban character in most of its parts, and countless fine examples of well preserved 17th century Georgian architecture in both its public and residential buildings, Harrow is definitely be a place that will leave a last impression on you. According to the latest estimates, there are over 80 000 people living in Harrow today, which is more than any other district here.
West Harrow HA2 is an extension of the main town of Harrow that deserves a mention as well. More than 10 000 people live here now. It is considered to be the bohemian part of Harrow. It is even the location of the first and only gallery specialising in contemporary art in the borough – The Usurp Art Centre. West Harrow is a relatively young development – the area was more or less rural in character until the 20th century, and most of the housing here was built either in the 1930s or in the past couple of decades. The area is served by the West Harrow Station and has access to West Harrow Park.
Professional junk removal companies in Pinner, another fine district we would like to focus your attention to, must be doing a pretty good job, because the place is spotless and very well arranged. The clutter and stress of Inner London have no place in Pinner, which offers a balance between exceptional residential conditions and house prices that you are going to love. Probably the best known landmark here is the Grade II* listed Pinner House, which facade was built in 1721, though the rest of the building is thought to have been built even earlier.
Queensbury HA3, HA7, HA8, NW9 is yet another pretty great district that we need to mention when we are talking about the London Borough of Harrow. It is located right on the border with Brent and is situated around the eponymous Tube station which offers quick and easy access to Central London. Queensbury is also home to one of the finest shopping areas in Harrow – the Queensbury Circle Parade.