The Borough of Harrow is a London borough situated in London’s north-west.
It is bordered to the north by Hertsmere and Three Rivers District (Hertfordshire), Ealing to the south, Hillingdon to the west, Barnet to the east, and Brent to the south-east.
The total land area of Harrow is 50.47 km2 (19.49 sq mi). It has a population density of 4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi).
A mid-2017 census put the area’s population at an estimated 248,900.
Harrow’s area code is 020 and its official website is www.harrow.gov.uk
The Harrow Urban District was created in 1934 by a 1934 Middlesex Review Order. The borough was created when Hendon Rural District and Harrow on the Hill Urban District as well as Wealdstone Urban District were merged.
It was not until 4th of May, 1954 when the urban district was upgraded to a municipal borough, turning it into Harrow Borough Council. In 1965, the area was transferred to Greater London and became the London Borough of Harrow.
Harrow’s unique location in the greenbelt and easy accessibility to Central London (12' minutes to Euston through West Midlands Trains and 20 minutes via train to Marylebone) makes it a much sought after residential area for families and well-off singles.
In 2010, Harrow got its first and only contemporary artist-led gallery, the Usurp Art Gallery & Studios. It was built by the Usurp Art Collective and is located in West Harrow.
Some of the major employers located in Harrow are the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Kodak. Ladbrokes has its head office in Harrow.
Harrow Town, Harrow, Kenton, Harrow St Mary's, and Stanmore are the five cricket clubs based in the London Borough of Harrow. They are part of the 30 cricket clubs which play in the Middlesex County Cricket League.
Harrow is broken into 21 wards. Three councillors represent each ward on Harrow London Borough Council.
Some of Harrow’s London Overground, National Rail and London Underground stations are: North Harrow, Sudbury Hill, Sudbury Hill Harrow, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Hatch End, Canons Park, Northolt Park, Harrow & Wealdstone, Pinner, Rayners Lane, Headstone Lane, South Harrow, West Harrow, and Stanmore.
A large University of Westminster campus is located in Harrow.
Some of the oldest secondary schools in Harrow are Harrow School and Harrow High School.
The London Borough of Harrow borough is policed by the Metropolitan Police Service. Their stations are Headstone Drive, South Harrow Police Station and Fountain House, Pinner Police Station, Kirkland House, Waitrose, and Northolt Road.
Some of the major schools located in Harrow are North London Collegiate School, Harrow School and John Lyon School for boys, Kingsley High School (Co-ed), Shaftesbury High School (Co-ed), Orley Farm School, Reddiford School, Mountview High School in Wealdstone, Bentley Wood High School (Girls), Whitefriars High School (Co-ed), Park High School (Co-ed), Rooks Heath College(Co-ed), Harrow High School (Co-ed), Hatch End High School (Co-ed).
Every last Sunday in June since 2005, the Borough of Harrow has hosted Under One Sky festival. This is Harrow's largest festival and it’s meant to celebrate unity among Harrow’s communities.