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Harrow is a large town in the London Borough of Harrow, northwest London, United Kingdom. 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, with Harrow County School also located in the area.
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.
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Harrow is the largest town or district in northwest London. It is a suburban area and is situated 10.5 miles (16.9 km) northwest of Charing Cross. 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.
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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