Station Road, Harrow town centre
Harrow shown within Greater London
|Population||33,928 (Greenhill, Headstone South, West Harrow wards)|
|OS grid reference|
|– Charing Cross||11 mi (18 km) ESE|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Harrow East
|London Assembly||Brent and Harrow|
Harrow is a large suburban town in the London Borough of Harrow, northwest London, England. It is situated 10.5 miles (16.9 km) northwest of Charing Cross. Harrow was a municipal borough of Middlesex before its inclusion in Greater London in 1965. Harrow is home to a large University of Westminster campus and is widely known for Harrow School (in Harrow-on-the-Hill), with Harrow County School also located in the area. Harrow is part of the HA1 postcode area. The population of the town, comprising the Greenhill, Headstone South and West Harrow wards, was 33,928 in the 2011 census.
Arts and Culture
The first and only contemporary artist-led gallery in Harrow was set up in 2010 by the Usurp Art Collective. The space is called the Usurp Art Gallery & Studios and is based in West Harrow a bohemian part of Harrow. Usurp Art provides professional support to artists and runs the only public artists studios in the borough. It is a flagship project for Arts Council England. 
Harrow is identified as one of the 11 Metropolitan centres in the London Plan.
|South Harrow||Harrow on the Hill||Northwick Park|
Harrow is the largest district of northwest London. Harrow has a large town centre boasting two shopping centres, plenty of shops throughout Station Road and College Road, over 300 m of a fully pedestranised road consisting of shops (north side of St Ann's), a tube and rail station and 17 bus routes including a bus station.
Harrow should not be confused with Harrow on the Hill, which is a different area south from Harrow. It should also not be confused with Wealdstone (due to Harrow & Wealdstone station's name), which is a district north from Harrow; and Harrow Weald, which is another district north from Wealdstone.
Harrow is located within the Greenhill ward.
Harrow is proximate to the border with the London Borough of Brent.
Major employers include Kodak, Lend Lease Project Management & Construction (formerly Bovis Lease Lend), the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Ladbrokes, which has its headquarters in Harrow.
Stations in the area are:
(despite its name, the station is located within the town of Harrow; not in Harrow on the Hill, which is a separate district south from Harrow town)
On 7 August 1838, Thomas Port died from injuries received in a train accident near Harrow. His grave stone in the parish churchyard of Harrow-on-the-Hill states, "To the memory of Thomas Port, son of John Port of Burton-upon-Trent in the County of Stafford, Hat Manufacturer, who near this town had both legs severed from his body by the railway train. With great fortitude, he bore a second amputation by the surgeons and died from loss of blood, August 7th 1838, aged 33 years."
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.
Harrow is twinned with:
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