West Harrow

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West Harrow
West Harrow is located in Greater London
West Harrow
West Harrow
 West Harrow shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ145875
London borough Harrow
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HARROW
Postcode district HA1, HA2
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Harrow West
London Assembly Brent and Harrow
List of places

Coordinates: 51°34′47″N 0°21′12″W / 51.579710°N 0.353380°W / 51.579710; -0.353380

West Harrow is an area in the London Borough of Harrow.


As its name suggests, West Harrow is located on the western side of the London Borough of Harrow, and roughly halfway between the north and south boundaries of the borough. To the south east of West Harrow is Harrow on the Hill, to its north east is Greenhill, to its west is Rayners Lane, to its north is North Harrow, and to its south are Roxeth and South Harrow.

Arts and Culture[edit]

West Harrow, considered to be the bohemian part of Harrow, boasts the first and only contemporary artist-led gallery in the borough which was set up in 2010 by the Usurp Art Collective. The space is called the Usurp Art Gallery & Studios and was converted from an old butchers shop. 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. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Zoning information[edit]

West Harrow is almost exclusively residential, with a few threads of localized commercial zoning around its edges and an occasional small shop dotted within the residential areas.


Prior to the early 20th century West Harrow was overwhelmingly rural. The construction of the Uxbridge extension to the Metropolitan line in 1904, and specifically the new West Harrow tube station, triggered a steady growth of homes in the area, spreading out from the location of the new station. The remaining open pockets of West Harrow were filled with small council and retirement estates in the second half of the 20th century.

Area amenities[edit]

  • West Harrow Park, The Ridgeway, West Harrow
  • St. Peter's Church (Church of England), Sumner Road, West Harrow
  • West Harrow Station, The Gardens, West Harrow

Transport and locale[edit]