Harrow Tourist Information & Travel Guide

Harrow is a borough based in the North West of London. For a historic guide to Harrow’s local past, visitors can go to Harrow Museum which has changing exhibitions throughout the year. There are also constant workshops held here alongside talk’s and displays of local heritage, industries, and all aspects that showcase Harrow’s historical roots. There is no entrance fee and the museum is open everyday to the public, apart from Tuesday’s.

Another historical place that is worth visiting is the Medieval Manor House which is a building that has been around for over 700 years, which makes Headstone Manor a rare sight. At one point, the house seemed to be falling apart at a fast rate however it has recently been through a restoration programme costing £750,000 to the council, enabling its door to open to the general public for the first time ever.

Harrow has many well preserved buildings, one of them being St Lawrence Church, a beautiful structure, although only the tower from the medieval time period remains. The church had been almost completely rebuilt in 1715 as well as the restoration of paintings found within the interior of the church. The church remains in operation to present day with services held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

For a fun day out with the family, children and adults can visit Roxeth Recreation Ground, a commonly used community park which has newly built children’s play facilities, beautiful garden landscapes and sports facilities. Both adults and children can have an enjoyable experience at the vibrant and open spaced park. The park was built in the late 1800’s in order to serve the local community consisting of recreational space, gardens. It was also used heavily as a sporting facility as cricket, football and bowling were regularly played on the fields provided. Due to this, many original sports clubs were created such as South Harrow Cricket Club and Roxeth Bowling Club.

In Harrow you will also come across a skating park known as Harrow Skate Park which was built in the 1970’s with a view to provide local youth with an area constructed especially to serve fans of skating. It is now actually one of the last existing skating parks in all of Britain that has not been destroyed and presents itself today almost as it stood in the 1970’s. It is seen as a historic feature of youth in Harrow which may be converted into a Leisure Centre in the future according to the local council, with much disappointment to its every day users.

Another great way to spend a day in Harrow may be to visit St George’s Shopping Centre which has a variety of popular retail stores including Monsoon, Accessorize, JD Sport, H & M, Faith, Boots and many more exciting brands. Aside from shopping, visitors can choose from a range of stylish restaurants to eat from, also found at the shopping centre, such as Prezzo, offering Italian cuisine, and Starbucks Coffee, where you can get fresh tea or coffee, Panini’s and sandwich’s.

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