Hatch End

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Hatch End
Hatch End is located in Greater London
Hatch End
Hatch End
Location within Greater London
Population10,693 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ125915
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPINNER
Postcode districtHA5
Dialling code020
EU ParliamentLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
51°36′04″N 0°22′27″W / 51.6010°N 0.3743°W / 51.6010; -0.3743Coordinates: 51°36′04″N 0°22′27″W / 51.6010°N 0.3743°W / 51.6010; -0.3743

Hatch End is an area of north west London, situated within the London Borough of Harrow. It is located 12.2 miles north west of Charing Cross.


Hatch End is home to Harrow Arts Centre, a complex which centres on the 404 seat Elliott Hall and a 120-seat studio theatre. Music, dance, theatre, film,comedy and literature events are all hosted here, along with many workshops and summer schemes run during the holidays.[2]

The area also features several sports facilities, including Hatch End Swimming Pool, Hatch End Cricket Club and Hatch End Tennis Club. Additionally, the Bannister Stadium & Bannister Sports Centre (containing sports pitches and an athletics track) are located off the Uxbridge Road.

Also of interest is Letchford House on Headstone Lane, a Grade II listed building[3] which was built in 1670.


Harrow town centre is located to the southeast of Hatch End and is a regional centre for higher order goods, with two shopping malls and a 9-screen cinema, along with numerous restaurants, places of entertainment and bookshops. Pinner town centre, to the southwest, offers many additional amenities and is linked to the area by the frequent H12 bus service. Hatch End is also convenient for Watford, around 4 miles to the north, which also serves as a regional retail centre. Watford and Hatch End are linked by regular rail services from Hatch End railway station on the London Overground.


Hatch End has a predominantly affluent population and properties in the area are popular.[4] It is an area of London that has experienced a rise in population since the early twentieth century due to the demographic process of suburbanisation.[citation needed]

Day-to-day migration movements largely involve commuting into central London. Hatch End's population is served by extensive transport links including the London Overground (with regular services to London Euston), nearby London Underground's Pinner station and good A-road connections.

The area's tree-lined streets, open spaces, leisure amenities and restaurants (as well as close proximity to golf courses, parks and woods) make it one of the most desirable places to live in the capital.[citation needed] This, coupled with its low crime rate[5] and aforementioned transport links, has meant that many residents have moved to the area from districts closer to central London in search of a better quality of suburban life.[6]

Using data from the 2001 Census, 74.02% of the population of the Hatch End ward identify as 'white', 18.94% as 'Asian', 3.12% as 'Black', 2.16% as 'mixed', 1.14% as 'Other ethnic group' and 0.61% as Chinese. Christians make up 52.98% of the population of Hatch End. In addition, in common with many other parts of North West London, the area is also home to a sizeable Jewish community; Jews make up 11.38% of the population and Hatch End has two synagogues (and a third in Pinner town centre) and a kosher butcher. The suburb is also home to a Hindu community which represents 11.86% of the population.[7]

The 2011 census showed that 57% of the population was white (48% British, 6% Other, 3% Irish), and 24% Indian.[8]

Notable residents[edit]

Transport and locale[edit]

Nearby places[edit]


Hatch End Station

Main bus routes[edit]

Route Start End Operator
H12 South Harrow Stanmore London Sovereign
H14 Hatch End Northwick Park Hospital London Sovereign

Healthcare services[edit]

Hatch End is served by Northwick Park Hospital and specialists St Mark's Hospital and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, which are run by National Health Service. Due to the large and increasing elderly[15] population in Harrow, and Hatch End in particular, there is also a large public and private provision of homecare services in Harrow.


  1. ^ "Harrow Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Harrow Arts Centre". Harrow Council. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  3. ^ British Listed Buildings (2012). "Letchford House - Pinner - Greater London - England". British Listed Buildings.
  4. ^ Mouseprice (2012). "Area guide for HA5 (Harrow)". Mouseprice.
  5. ^ UKCrimeStats (2011). "UKCrimeStats - Hatch End". UKCrimeStats.com.
  6. ^ Foxtons (2012). "Living in Hatch End". Foxtons.
  7. ^ Harrow Council (2011). "London Borough of Harrow: Hatch End ward". Harrow Council.
  8. ^ http://www.ukcensusdata.com/hatch-end-e05000291
  9. ^ University of Westminster. "Local residents".
  10. ^ The Shady Old Lady's Guide to London. "The Shady Old Lady's Guide to London".
  11. ^ "Mrs Beeton | serrata.co.uk". serrata.co.uk. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Plaques : Harrow Heritage Trust". www.harrowheritagetrust.org.uk. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  13. ^ Fred Redwood, Daily Mail. "Hatch End is perfect for my showbiz parties, says Barry Cryer".
  14. ^ Gillan, Ian; Cohen, David (1993). "3 : The Line That's Drawn". Child In Time : The Life Story of the Singer from Deep Purple. Smith Gryphon Limited. ISBN 1-85685-048-X.
  15. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_7990000/7990682.stm