A Very Fashionable Borough – Vivienne Westwood’s Harrow

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Unique, quirky and quintessentially English, Harrow and veteran fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, have a lot in common so, it should come as no surprise that the fashionista, business woman and political campaigner spent some of her formative years in the borough. Born in Cheshire in 1941, by the age of 17, Vivienne Westwood (then Vivienne… Read more »

Harrow’s Own Paul Chowdhry Edges Out The Competition

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“I believe that comedy is colour blind,” says the Harrow comic whose off colour and hilarious routines have firmly established him as one of the UK’s favourite comedians.  Sharp, funny, sometimes controversial but certainly never dull, Comedian Paul Chowdhry is currently leaving audiences in the UK laughing with his “Live Innit” tour which heads through… Read more »

The past, present and future of Harrow Borough F.C.

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Nestled between rows of houses on streets named after British castles is Earlsmead Stadium, rumoured to lie atop an ancient battlefield where once the hundred of Gore fought a bloody battle in the ninth century.  Although the drums of war have not been beaten in the field for centuries, when Saturday comes, drums can still be heard,… Read more »

In praise of…Costa in South Harrow

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I have a sentimental relationship with Northolt Road, South Harrow. I’m accustomed to walking the long stretch starting from Hillview Children’s Centre and down towards Carphone Warehouse because I almost always have an issue with my mobile. My phone breaking down is more of a habit now than a clumsy problem of mine. On this… Read more »

REVIEW: La Zeza Restaurant in Harrow

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La Zeza Where?: 16 College Rd, Harrow HA1 1BE Rating: 4/5 Average price: £25 a head Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance Suitable for: Meat eaters and veggies! Best thing?: Staff and food! Worst thing?: Having to leave at the end of the night! Make sure you try: the Turkish delight treat at the end of the meal!… Read more »

Down The Hatch For Fine Dining, The Arts And Good Living

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High end properties, home to stars of sport and television and the setting for E.Phillips Oppenheim’s whodunnit, ‘Murder Mystery’ and Shelley Weiner’s novel, “The Audacious Mendacity Of Lily Green.”  From the description, you’d be forgiven for thinking that we’re talking about the glitz of the West End or the lofty mews of Mayfair but, in… Read more »

IN PRAISE OF HARROW’S CHILDREN CENTRES

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When my first child was born, the internet wasn’t what it is now. I left Northwick Park Hospital on a winter’s day with my little bundle, a parenting manual and my own nervous instincts to raise my child. That was in the year 2000. Fast forward to 2016 and I left the hospital with my… Read more »

Our Haven Of Heritage – Mapping Harrow’s Blue Plaques

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Despite it’s relatively small size, Harrow has always been a haven for the artistic and the venerable, some of whom gained inspiration from attending the prestigious school and others, such as Sir John Betjeman who only wish that they had.  In his 1954 poem, “Harrow-on-The-Hill”, Betjeman wrote “Then Harrow-on-the-Hill’s a rocky island and Harrow churchyard… Read more »

The Harrow Story: From 500 A.D. to 2017

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It’s often easy to write off your home as some effective backwater unless you find yourself at the heart of some globally-known location – and Harrow, despite being a part of London, is no different. Yet this is unfair. The smallest things can have the greatest significance, and even the (seemingly) most mundane and ordinary… Read more »