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With the Victorian streets and shops of Harrow on the Hill and the historic school, the town has plenty of interesting places to visit...
Harrow School is a public school with a long history in British life. Founded in 1572 by a royal charter from Queen Elizabeth I, it has produced a number of the country's prime ministers, including Churchill. Its long and illustrious history as a centre of education for both the British population and people from overseas is an important part of Harrow life. You can visit the school on tours.
St Mary's church is worth spending some time in to enjoy its interior and stained glass windows, and a visit to Harrow Museum is rewarded with exhibits on the local school as well as other important parts of local history. Headstone Manor is linked to the museum and is a 14th century moat house. The timber-framed building can be visited along with its Tithe Barn visitor centre.
Harrow on the Hill is worth exploring, with its Victorian streets lined with eclectic shops and cafes. It's easy to spend half a day browsing in the stores and enjoying a coffee. The town centre itself has excellent shopping and plenty of places to eat and drink, as well as excellent public transport connections to central London.
The London Motorcycle Museum is also nearby, with its collection of motorbikes on view to enthusiasts.
It's easy to arrange car rental in Harrow before you travel and you can pick up your vehicle at various downtown locations. Alternatively, you can pick up at Heathrow Airport (LHR) or Luton Airport (LTN), both of which are within 45 minutes' drive of the town. To find the best price on car rental, use TravelSupermarket's search tool to the left.
By opting for car hire, Harrow and its surrounding areas become easily accessible...
Pinner is a nearby borough with a popular high street which is known for its timber-framed buildings and heritage shops. It makes a good stop-off point on the way to Watford for the Harry Potter studio tour. With film sets and interactive exhibits to get the most out of your experience, you'll have a fantastic day out within just a few miles of Harrow.
If you enjoy museums, the RAF Museum at Colindale is well worth a visit. There is an extensive collection of aircraft, as well as lots of displays explaining the history of the air force in the UK. Ideal for both children and adults, it is very educational and can fill a day with ease.
The rolling hills of the Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire countryside are just a short drive away. Historic St Albans, Hatfield, Aylesbury and High Wycombe are all within striking distance and there are many locations to enjoy walks on wooded hillsides or with open views across the Home Counties.
London itself has a huge range of places to visit. While it's better to use public transport to access the centre of the capital, the M25 motorway runs close to Harrow, allowing for fast journeys to many of the capital's outlying areas.