In an age of large corporations taking over the British high street, Harrow on the Hill, as a modern village of London, having a range of independent, one off stores, shops, cafes and restaurants are something to be treasured and celebrated in the local community as well as by those passing through.
Being within walking distance of the prestigious Harrow School and well connected to London and surrounding Boroughs, Harrow on the Hill can offer unique stores in historical buildings in a modern village high street close to the big city.
The range of business on the Hill really reflects the diverse and inclusive culture experienced by those that both live and visit here, including Indian, French, Chinese and Italian cuisine to list just a few, as well as a unique Arts Cafe. Harrow on the Hill has also remained largely untouched in terms of architecture, which creates a picturesque high street full of listed, period properties and shops.
Striking a fine balance between busy modern life and an old village centre, Harrow on the Hill finds a perfect middle ground.
Formerly Blues, Eighty Six has undergone complete refurbishment and offers a restaurant and bar. The menu still specialises in paella, tapas and a wide range of alternative foods from various cultures, that reflects the diversity of people living in Harrow on the Hill. It also prides itself on offering a large selection of cocktails and wines in a relaxing and tranquil environment, in contrast with its busy surroundings. Family run with a real welcoming atmosphere.
Once the village bakery, behind the adorable Georgian shop front, there is a popular vintage tea room that serves cake of all sizes, smoothies, milkshakes, superfoods and of course tea and other sweet treats as well as a sizable lunch menu.
The Battels Arts Cafe in unique among others on the Hill, as well as offering a popular breakfast menu, tea and coffee, setting it apart from the others, it has a small art gallery which features largely local artists and mixes casual dining and art in a warm and inviting atmosphere, also available for private hire.
Featuring in the Curry Guide top 50 restaurants, The Connoisseur is a stylish Indian restaurant on Harrow on the Hill, that has been recently refurbished, and is within walking distance of Harrow School and St Mary’s Cathedral. The Connoisseur prides itself on walking the thin line between modern and innovative dishes, playing with different flavours, as well as keeping to Indian tradition in their menu.
Established in 1896, Billings and Edmonds is a school outfitters and sportswear store, located off high street, providing high quality clothing, for children of all ages, winning the Schoolwear Specialist Award in 2017.
Harrow on the Hill boasts one of the countries most prestigious and successful schools in the country, seven students of which have gone on to become Prime Minister. Founded in 1572 the school has fantastic facilities mixing the best of a modern education and tradition for boys between the ages of 13 and 18.
With 21 years of experience, Nim Design creates ‘designs that make a difference’ for businesses all over the world, from local companies to international charities. The company prides itself on carefully listening to briefs and creating a logo design that is both beautiful and functional.
A family run business with almost 40 years of experience in antique and vintage light fittings. The company repairs, rewires and restores the light fittings to their ‘original splendor’ in addition to creating light fittings out of existing items and selling unique lighting accessories and decorations perfect for those who love the classic or vintage look.
One of the top 20 schools in the country, John Lyon School is an independent boys school which prides itself on combining a high level of education with an interest in pastoral care that creates an environment which allows each teacher to know each student and visa versa, creating academic success and well rounded young men.
Shaws is a small but full convience store and newsagents on the Harrow on the Hill high street, selling everything you could need throughout your day, they sell snacks and drinks as well as newspapers, magazines and local postcards.
Located next to Incanto, Hill Foods is a popular and convenient green grossers, on the top of the hill, for anyone who lives nearby or is simply passing through. The perfect place to pick up a quick snack at lunch time or a larger food shop on the way home from a day exploring other sites Harrow has to offer.
Winning Middlesex CAMRA Pub of the Year in both 2016 and 2017, The Castle is a cosy, local pub, owned by the Fuller’s franchise, in a building dating back to the beginning of the 20th Century with a large garden. Offering a wide range of drinks, snacks as well as a traditional pub menu ranging from ‘weekend brunch’ to ‘‘sunday lunch’ and constantly changing specials.
Sue Ryder is a charity that offers top level care to those who need neurological and hospice care after getting a life changing diagnosis, treating more conditions than any other UK hospice charity. The Harrow Sue Ryder charity shop offers a wide range of clothing, books, musical instruments and children’s toys in addition to boasting ‘unique’ items, so you never know what you might find and helping a very worthy cause.
As part of Harrow School Enterprises, the Hill Shop sells a unique range of products for those interested in Harrow School and its prestigious history. Covering everything from tankards to cufflinks and even a Harrow School edition of Monopoly as well of books on Harrow School’s history.
St George’s is a Catholic Primary School in Harrow on the Hill which focuses on love and respect for others alongside a good education for boys and girls between the ages of four and eleven. It consistently achieves better than average in Primary School reading, maths and science results, preparing children for their journey into secondary school education and beyond
Another pub owned by the Fuller’s franchise, The White Horse is a large, family welcoming, pub with plenty of seating both inside and out, situated within walking distance of the Harrow School. The menu offers ‘afternoon tea’ as well as a classic pub lunch menu and a traditional Sunday lunch with a wide range of drinks available too.
Providing a quality printing service and specialists in website design, The Print Shop caters for a customers ranging across the country, printing: business cards, flyers, books, banners and much more at a cost effective price.
Independent, diverse primary school, with a Nursery for babies from 3 months through to a pre-prep teaching children up to seven years of age. The school focuses on both personal development as well as giving the children the ground level of their education. Roxeth Mead takes delight in both preserving the traditions of the past and embracing the developments of the future.
Described as an ‘Indian Gastropub’, the Kingsfield arms is a clear way in which the businesses of Harrow on the Hill reflect the diversity of the population, by mixing English pub culture with Indian cuisine. There is a large menu with plenty of options for both meat eaters and vegetarians as well as seafood and an extensive drinks menu, which includes craft beers and an assortment of wines.
Open for 37 years, the Plantation Garden Centre provides many other local garden centres with plants grown in their nursery, priding itself on having a wider range of plants, shrubs and trees than most garden centres. As well as selling garden equipment and offering the advice of experienced and qualified grounds men, seven days a week.
Part of the chain of Doorstep Pharmacy stores, this Pharmacy offers prescriptions to be ordered online and received quickly in addition to a range of first aid supplies and over the counter products to treat any ailment or health issue.
Just a 5 minute car journey or 17 minute walk from us at Woodward Estate Agents, the Harrow on the Hill train station connects the village to the city of London and by extension the rest of the country, having both over ground and the metropolitan tube line passing through regularly.
The Salt Bar mixes Indian food with the English pub tradition, providing an authentic Indian Grill menu (both to eat in and take away) in combination with Real Ale, craft beers and a range of cocktails. The Salt Bar also offers six large screen televisions for watching sports, two of which are in the garden, and a DJ at weekends.
Living in a busy borough of London, Fey Sanctuary offers an escape from city life and aims to bring out the inner beauty in all their clients. Fey Sanctuary provides treatments for both hair, skin, nails and body as well as styling and cosmetic surgery by experienced and tentative professionals.
Harrow on the Hill also has its own petrol station, run by BP, the petrol station provides everything you’d expect: fuel for your car and fuel for your stomach by offering a range of soft drinks and snacks, as well as car care essentials.
Specialising in the restoration and refurbishment of period buildings, London Building Renovation is made up of a small team of experts to make sure the job is done to the highest standard. The teams work in the areas of build, roof, restore, loft, extend and guttering, so there are experts for almost any development.
An independent pharmacy right on Harrow on the Hill’s High Street in a fantastic period building, that sells everything you could need for over the counter medication as well as first aid supplies.
Another one of Harrow’s thriving independent schools, taking students up to the age of 13, Quainton Hall School is very much a community centred school that has education and respect for others at its core. The school has a strong academic tradition but also is keen to encourage creative thinking and develop independence and personality as well as achieving a high level of education and exam results.
The Red Balloon Learning Centre is a fantastic programme for children whose education has been affected negatively by bullying or other traumatic events. It focuses on rebuilding self-esteem, creating resilience and preparing students to confidently reenter the world of mainstream education and eventually work.
An independent commercial agent with the experts to give advice on commercial property decisions and who value commitment to every project they take on. Thomas Clive & Co has both a local and national client base means they have a wide range of experience and are constantly pushing into new markets at the same time.