At just 11 miles north west of Charing Cross, Harrow is a suburban town in Greater London that is well connected to the centre. Harrow-on-the-Hill tube station is on both the Metropolitan and the Aylesbury lines, meaning that commuting into London for work is convenient, while living in this area is cheaper than some of the more central locations.
Harrow Job Opportunities
Kodak Alaris, the American camera company, has a large office in Harrow, while Ladbrokes, the highstreet betting company, is based in the area. Ladbrokes hire people not just to work in their stores, but also for IT jobs, marketing jobs, accounting, admin, finance, catering, and many other roles. Many people choose to live in Harrow and commute into the city for further employment options in London, including in legal, media, technology and publishing industries or for finance jobs.
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital is based in Harrow, and as a big NHS hospital, roles include not just doctors and nursing staff, but ward clerks, cleaners, healthcare assistants, receptionists, and more. As Harrow is located in Greater London, it comes under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Police, who employ those who live in the area. Equally, big London public sector employers including London ambulances, Transport for London, and local Borough Councils have a range of roles for all kinds of people. Those willing to travel to Whitehall in central London can also look for work in government offices and departments, including MI5 and MI6.
Harrow Employment Trends
Harrow was historically part of "Metroland", a corner of north-west suburban London that grew up around the railways. Those who wish to work without using the railway will find a thriving town with a multicultural population and busy restaurants, local businesses and shops: there are over 300 meters of pedestrianised shopping and cafe streets. In 2010, the artist-led Usurp Art Gallery & Studios opened in West Harrow, lending a growing bohemian feel to the area.