We are all familiar with some of the more popular parks such as Headstone Manor, Harrow Recreation Ground and Byron Park, or places to eat out in Harrow such as Bombay Central or Red Cup Café – but what about the hidden gems that nobody talks about?
We wanted to find out what our group member’s favourite places are that are not so widely known or as well publicised.
There’s actually quite a few places we haven’t visited, but will do now after reading some of the recommendations from Harrow residents. See some of them below….
“Hidden gems? Look no further than the B&K Salt Beef Bar in Hatch End, the best!!! And nobody ever talks about it. You’ll find it on Uxbridge Road on the left hand side if you’re coming down from Harrow towards Pinner. The best salt beef you’ll try.”
“I always go to this little park near Oxhey Lane. It’s where Hatch End Tennis club is and nobody goes there, the play area is quite small but it’s perfect for young children as they get to go on all the rides. They’ve got some good exercise machines there too.”
“The Dolls House on Harrow on the Hill is a fantastic little cafe/restaurant. Lovely fresh food and reasonably priced considering it’s right near the school.”
“One place I’ve never seen mentioned on Harrow Online is Stanmore Park, on Stanmore Hill. You always post pictures of the other parks but this one is by far the best, great for picnics.”
“Syd’s Pizzeria and Coffee Shop in West Harrow Park. Lovely pizza and cakes. Well worth a visit and has recently been granted a licence to sell alcohol.”
“Pinner Cricket Club – amazing home made roast dinners on the first Sunday of the month, great drinks and an amazing park to watch cricket and have the children play.”
“Seeds of Italy Extraordinary seeds and lovely Italian deli, Roslyn Crescent. You get free coffee there.”
“Panda’s Kitchen!!! It’s only been open a couple of months, stunning Szechuan food. We keep going back!”
“The lovely wildlife garden behind All Saints Church, Stanmore.”
“Pizza Sud in South Harrow market (don’t judge it for being in South Harrow market).”
“Battels Art Gallery, Harrow on the Hill does a lovely, quality breakfast with spectacular views of Harrow & beyond.”
“OneForty is a fantastic local community space in West Harrow that hosts markets. The venue hosts regular markets every month. These serve as a showcase for small local independent businesses. They also organise a Vegan & eco living market three times a year. As well as their markets they organise and host, Pop-ups, Table top sales, Music/arts/ classes and various other events. Their cafe is open Monday/Wednesday/Friday between 10-2pm. They serve coffee/teas/other drinks/cakes/baked goods from artisan small local independent businesses like the https://www.facebook.com/breadoflifebakerypinner
“Their community Space can be hired out by individuals/groups/organisations who want to host their own events. As an example, this Saturday they are hosting Noadies Tea Stop a delicious tea/cake pop up – they also recently hosted the Indie Choir Harrow. The space can also be hired out for birthday parties and rehearsals. Their fully functioning music studio can be hired out for rehearsals and recording. Their space for art showcases art from local/emerging artists which can be purchased.
“It’s a gem of a place run by a local Harrow couple who are at the very heart of the community they serve.”
“I love Harrow Garden Centre. It’s much smaller than some other centres but has most plants you’d want, it’s nice to look round with good gifts and a lovely little cafe that does a £10 afternoon teas during the week. They have a cute gift selection too. Love just strolling there….”
“Colour & Clay do some amazing work at the old Winsor and Newton Factory. Their (sold out) community classes are amazing https://colourclay.bigcartel.com/product/community-pottery-classes-for-adults
“Just about time for this as I would say Canons Park in Stanmore. Just go for a wander through the entrance on Marsh Lane, opposite the bus stop. We call it the Spinney. It’s absolutely beautiful at this time of year and a good walk too. You won’t be disappointed.”