Just adjacent to Harrow-on-the-Hill, Harrow town centre is
becoming more and more dominated by modern buildings not like
Milton Keynes, as in the concrete jungle/eight lanes of traffic
modern, but in the shiny glass/loads of investment sense of
modern. It's lively place, featuring two malls anchoring a
pedestrianised shopping street, with plenty of pubs and restaurants,
and a Warner village cinema.
Harrow on the Hill
The hill is a place where you
can see a chunk of english history in the urban landscape.
The word Harrow is an anglo-saxon meaning temple or
sacred grove; the area may have been named after a
pagan site of worship that was on the top of the hill,
from where, on a clear day, you can see fantastic
views of London and beyond.
Harrow on the Hill grew around the
millenium-old St. Mary's church, and was the centre
of power for an area encompassed by what is the current
borough. It has loads of lovely old buildings, including
Harrow school, a few nice restaurants and pubs and
a range of trendy arts and media businesses. A conservation
group works to protect the hill and the surrounding