Destination guide

Holiday lettings and more in Harrow, UK

Harrow is a hidden gem of an English suburb. As it’s not quite the city and not quite the countryside, holiday lettings in Harrow mean experiencing the best of both worlds during your stay. Harrow lies about 10.5 miles west of Charing Cross, and it’s been home to many of the U.K.’s most famous persons, as well as the rather posh Harrow School and a high street filled with charming mum-and-pop shops and unique boutiques. Holiday lettings are plentiful near several popular activities. Many people visit Harrow to tour the Harrow School, where the popular 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone' movie was filmed.


Soak in the history during your Harrow villa rental

Harrow’s historical sites are another part of what makes it a hidden gem. Many travellers enjoy visiting historic manors such as Headstone Manor and Museum, or the original Harrow School. The latter is known for its Speech Room Gallery and exhibits dedicated to famous persons like botanist Joseph Banks and Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Travellers may enjoy visiting historic St. Mary’s Church, especially for its stained glass and original tower structure. The lower section of the church tower is the last standing part of the original building, which was first built around the 2nd century.


Activities and attractions in and around Harrow

Do you want to find top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Harrow a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • London Dungeon (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Legoland (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • ZSL London Zoo (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Twickenham Stadium (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Stamford Bridge Stadium (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • BT Tower (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Harrow

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Harrow is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sky Garden (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Kensington Gardens (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Hyde Park (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Russell Square (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • St. James Park (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Harrow

The nearest airport is in London (LHR-Heathrow), located 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to London (LGW-Gatwick), which is 30.6 mi (49.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Harrow-on-the-Hill Station, Harrow & Wealdstone Station and London Kenton Station are the main stations in the city. You can see more of Harrow by jumping on the metro at West Harrow Underground Station, North Harrow Underground Station or Kenton Underground Station.

How to get around

Navigating the area of your holiday rental in Harrow

Most travellers get into Harrow via Heathrow International. Once in the city, the Harrow Bus Station is considered a central hub for visitors. The Harrow and Wealdstone Station is a popular train service, with a main and local line (DC line). Car hire is another popular way to get around, although some locals and travellers prefer car sharing. Most travellers do this through apps like Zipcar. They might also visit a Zipcar station. These are normally located near tube stations. However, they can also be found at other locations, especially around holiday lets. You may find that you're able to walk from your holiday rental to many nearby destinations as well.

Food & drink 

Eat like a Harrow local

As a Harrow visitor, you’ll want some comforting fare while relaxing at your holiday cottage, or visiting local restaurants. One of the most well-known dishes is known as a Sunday roast, although you can get this meal at almost any time. Traditionally, this is roast beef with mashed potatoes, or mash, and sides of vegetables such as mushy peas. If you want something spicier, Harrow is noted for its Indian cuisine. This includes curries, naan breads and lassi, a mango milkshake-like drink.

Essential info

Key facts for your Harrow holiday home

When staying in a holiday home in Harrow, it pays to have essential information. Keep these things in mind while preparing for your holiday: Harrow weather is mild, with the highest temperatures usually around 73°F. Rain can last from 7-9 days in any given month, so pack rain gear. Harrow is considered a university town, noted for music, dance, and other scholarly programmes, especially geared toward youth and families. The local hospital is Northwick Park Hospital, but there are other walk-in clinics in Harrow where you can find help in case you become ill. Emergency services are easily reachable; dial 999 or 112 if in need. For non-urgent police matters, you can dial 101.

How many holiday rentals are available around Harrow?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,894 holiday lettings around Harrow. From 1,412 houses to 6,181 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Harrow?

Sure, getting away from it all can be nice. But sometimes plunging headfirst into the energetic pace of the city is a whole lot more fun and entertaining! HomeAway has 1,371 city centre holiday homes available. After a different setting? See if any of our other properties float your boat. Our options here include:

  • 499 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 79 riverside holiday accommodation options.
  • 58 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Harrow?

If you want the space to spread your things out, chill out and maybe even cook up a dinner or two, you're going to love having your very own apartment. You'll be able to take your pick from 9,273 different options on HomeAway. How does £51 a night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't put it off for too long! Want a little more variety? We can suggest some other self-catering accommodation options, including:

  • House: 1,777 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Hotel: 700 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £55 per night.

Can I stay in Harrow in a large group?

It can be difficult finding time to meet up with friends and family. A holiday is a wonderful opportunity to be reunited. If you were planning to kick back together, HomeAway has options for you. Apartment holiday rentals are the most popular choice here for big groups of travellers. Our database currently has 1,367 available. Rental properties in the area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • Searching for properties that can hold 6 of you? We have 3,574 that will be perfect. Prices begin from just £135 per night.
  • If you have 5 in your group, you'll be thrilled to learn that there are 1,758 holiday rentals that are perfect. Prices start at £175 a night.
  • Searching for rentals catering to 8 people? You'll be pleased to know we have 1,138 that'll be ideal. You can grab one from just £245 a night.

Your whole squad will be more than satisfied when you organise your Harrow getaway with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Harrow?

HomeAway has a variety of excellent budget-concious choices. Treat your squad to an extravagant night out or extend your holiday with all the moolah you have left over. Booking a holiday rental in or around Cassiobury is an easy way to avoid breaking the bank. HomeAway have 6 options and the average cost is £115 a night.

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