We are surrounded by some of the nicest parks and open spaces in Harrow, as we have looked at in the past, but what about some of the views? we wanted to take a look at some of the best places to visit to get a good view in the borough and have compiled a list below.
Perhaps the best-known location to get a good view in Harrow is Old Redding Viewpoint which reopened in July 2021. Based next to Harrow Weald Common, the car park is open until 7pm in the summer and you can see right across North London on a good day. The car park has recently been resurfaced and there is always ample space to get parked up and have a good view, the location is also popular at Diwali and Bonfire Night to check out the fireworks across Harrow.
Harrow on the Hill
Not only is Harrow on the Hill a beautiful place to visit in its own right, but if you head down to a particular spot at Football Lane, you can see a fantastic view of Wembley Stadium, it’s best going on a good sunny day, but even with the worst of weather, you can still get a good glimpse of our national stadium from a distance. If you are really lucky, you might even be able to spot The Shard and The Gherkin too – personally our favourite in the list and well worth checking out.
Northwick Park is a public park located in the western part of Harrow near the hospital. The park is home to a large lake and offers a beautiful view of the surrounding area. From the lake, you can see the nearby Harrow-on-the-Hill area and the surrounding nature, a lesser-known spot that is perfect for a picnic too!
St George’s Car Park
Ok so before you laugh, have you ever ventured to the top of the car park at St George’s in Harrow Town Centre? if not, you should check it out. You get a good view of the former Kodak site and can see right across the borough on a clear day, worth a mention on this list at the very least.
St Mary’s Church, Harrow on the Hill
At the top of the footpath just before you get to St Mary’s Church, there is a short path that leads to the John Peachy tomb. To the right is a low wall that overlooks Uxbridge and on a really clear day, if you’re lucky, you can spot Windsor Castle. There is a plaque that tells you different locations to spot.
If you’re a keen photographer, you can check out the Harrow Online Photography Group on Facebook which features snaps taken around Harrow and beyond by some of the best local photographers.