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Harrow shown within
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Harrow is an affluent area in the London Borough of Harrow, northwest London. It is a suburb situated 12.2 miles (16.4 km) northwest of Charing Cross. It is one of the major metropolitan centres identified in the London Plan and in Boris Johnson's draft replacement London Plan the central area,to be known as the Harrow and Wealdstone Intensification Area, is identified for growth of at least 1,500 new homes and 2,000 jobs.
Harrow is widely known for Harrow School, attended by Winston Churchill and Indian Prime Minister Nehru, however Harrow County School also had a tradition of noted staff and pupils, e.g. Sir Paul Nurse, Sir Nigel Sheinwald, Michael Portillo, Clive Anderson and Geoffrey Perkins. Harrow is home to a large University of Westminster campus near Northwick Park Hospital (although both these landmarks actually lie within the London Borough of Brent). Harrow was a municipal borough of Middlesex before its inclusion in Greater London in 1965.
On 8 October 1952, three trains collided at Harrow and Wealdstone station killing 112 people. Of the dead, 64 were railway employees on their way to work.
The area has good public, transport links and is served by the Metropolitan Line of the London Underground, Watford DC Line of the London Overground, and also by the National Rail services of Chiltern Railways, London Midland and Southern (train operating company). Stations in the area are:
Stations in Harrow
Stations outside but near Harrow
The town centre has a major bus station adjacent to Harrow-on-the-Hill station that serves as an important hub for buses in the area. Many London Buses routes to North and West London pass through this station. The following table represents all routes running in Harrow, including their start/destination and their bus operator.
|114||Mill Hill Broadway||Ruislip||Transdev London|
|140||Harrow Weald||Heathrow Airport||Metroline|
|182||Harrow Weald Oxhey Lane||Brent Cross||Metroline|
|183||Golders Green||Pinner||Transdev London|
|186||Brent Cross||Northwick Park||Metroline|
|223||Harrow||Wembley Central||First Centrewest|
|258||Watford Junction||South Harrow||Arriva Shires & Essex|
|340||Edgware||Harrow||Arriva Shires & Essex|
|H9/H10 Circular||Harrow||Harrow||Transdev London|
|H11||Mount Vernon Hospital||Harrow||Transdev London|
|H14||Northwick Park||Hatch End||Transdev London|
|H17||Harrow||Wembley Central||Transdev London|
|H18/H19 Circular||Harrow H18: circular, clockwise via North Harrow||Harrow H19: anticlockwise via Kenton||Arriva Shires & Essex|
|N18 Night Bus||Trafalgar Square||Harrow Weald Bus Garage||First Centrewest|
|South Harrow||Harrow on the Hill||Northwick Park|