Many of us Harrovians enjoy a bit of retail therapy from time to time and, as well as a fair number of shops, Harrow also has some great markets and, in this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best of them.
Harrow’s oldest market has been dishing the goods to the borough’s folk for over 44 years and, for the past 19 years, has been taking pride of place in the car park on Greenhill Way every Thursday between 8am and 4pm. The market, which is extremely popular, features 60 stalls selling everything from clothing and textiles to fresh produce and refreshments.
In June of this year, Harrow Foodies rejoiced as the new Greenhill Place Food Market opened for business. Tucked behind Station Road on St John’s Road, the market features food stalls from many countries across the globe including Sri Lanka, Romania and Mexico and has been created as a meeting place for the local area. As well as some great food choices, the market also features exhibitions and community art from local artists and schools.
Duck Pond Market
On Sunday the 11th of December, The Headstone Museum will play host to the touring Duck Pond Market. Taking place in the Great Barn between 10am and 3pm, customers can bag a bargain from stalls selling clothing, gifts, arts & crafts and vintage items as well as enjoying live music and great food.
Harrow Summer Market
If you missed it this year, put a date in your diary for the 2023 Harrow Summer Market. For one week each June, St Ann’s Road is lined with stalls selling clothing, jewellery and art as well as a number of fantastic street food outlets. The event also features street entertainment including music and the legendary Le Petit Gascon “the singing French bakers”.
Use it or lose it
Visiting a Harrow market is not only a chance to bag a bargain but also an opportunity to connect with other members of our community – something that was greatly missed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By supporting our markets, we can make sure that they’ll still be here for years to come; supplying great quality goods and uniting a community.