Shopping in Harrow

If you’re keen on spending a day shopping in Harrow, you’ve got all the shops you could ever want to see there. From shopping centres to independent shops, there is plenty to discover.

St George’s Shopping Centre

The enclosed shopping centre is on St Ann’s Road in the heart of the town. It is surrounded by many other shops and restaurants outside, giving residents and visitors plenty to explore.

Many major chains have shops in the centre, including Boots and Wilkinson’s. There is also a cinema and a diverse mix of places to grab a snack or a meal. Check out the Prezzo Italian Restaurant, Auntie Anne’s Takeaway, or head for Starbucks if you need some coffee.

This shopping centre is also a good bet if you’re after a book or two. There is a large Waterstones on site, selling all manner of bestselling books and academic ones too.

St Ann’s Shopping Centre

You’ll find the entrance to this on College Road – it’s not far from the above shopping centre, so you can easily go from one to the other on the same day. You’ll find several dining spots there, along with big names including Holland & Barrett and WHSmith.

There is also a cinema on the site along with a large Marks and Spencer and many smaller shops including The Works.

Supermarkets and food shops

If you’re looking for somewhere to buy food supplies, there are lots of places you can do it. For example, Tesco has a superstore on Station Road. It also has three Express stores. The first is on Pinner Road while the remaining two are close together near St Ann’s. The nearest is on College Road while the other is north-east of that store on Station Road.

This area is packed with other supermarket options too. Look out for the big Morrisons store at Trident Point on Pinner Road. There’s also a Sainsburys near Kenton railway station.

How to reach your preferred Harrow shops

Most of Harrow is quite compact, with many shops and restaurants sprinkled around the area immediately north of Harrow on the Hill railway station. St Ann’s Shopping Centre is only a minute’s walk from the station. Even St George’s Shopping Centre is reachable in less than five minutes.

Alternatively, you can park in St Ann’s around the clock. It has 940 spaces. Meanwhile, St George’s has 643 spaces with 26 reserved for Blue Badge holders.

The best thing about shopping in Harrow is discovering all the smaller shops too. These are not inside the shopping centres but sprinkled around the nearby streets. There is a long line of shops, cafes, and restaurants along the AA409 Station Road on both sides of the street, for example, north of Harrow High School.

With charity shops, home supply stores, and many clothing shops too, you won’t go home empty handed if you decide to visit Harrow and shop there for the day. And if you want to go from one end of town to the other, there are plenty of bus services available to make that easier.