The area is most notable for Northwick Park Hospital, a major NHS hospital. This hospital featured as the outdoor location for the hospital in which Sybil Fawlty was admitted for an ingrowing toenail in the Fawlty Towers episode "The Germans." St. Mark's Hospital is also on this site.
The name Northwick Park is also the name of a large green park located in the area.
Playgolf Northwick Park is a major golf course located in Harrow, which has been voted number one 9-hole golf course in the UK in 2009 by National Golfers Magazine.
Northwick Park is the setting for the Channel 4 situation comedy "Green Wing". Most of the filming for the series was carried out in the working hospital rather than on sound stages. This means that the series has a far more authentic feel than many other programmes set in hospitals. Additionally a number of ordinary, unsuspecting members of the public can be spotted in the background clearly unaware of the filming that is going on.