Hatch End in the London Borough of Harrow has an affluent population with many residents commuting into central London. Hatch End is served by extensive transport links including the London Overground with services to London Euston and a nearby Metropolitan Line tube station in Pinner. The predominately tree-lined streets, parks and woodlands and golf courses make it one of the most desirable places to live in the capital. Coupled with its low crime rate the town is popular with families and retirees who chose to remain in the area when downsizing.
Hatch End is known for the number of restaurants lining the main high street so residents will never be short of inspiration for dinner. Chikayan is a large Chinese restaurant, Sea Pebbles specialises in seafood, San Marzanos serves pizza and prosecco, while Black Pepper, Casa Mia and Fellini Acaffe are Italian restaurants. Chuck is for burgers while B&K is a café specialising in traditional hot salt beef. Hatch End is also famous locally for its interior stores including Moores Interiors and Chaplins, a large furniture showroom stocking designer brands such as Artemide, B&B Italia and Carl Hansen. Regional shopping centres of Harrow and Watford are close by.
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Harrow Arts Centre is a multi-function arts centre that offers music, dance, theatre, film, comedy and literature events along with many workshops and summer schemes run during the holidays. Sports facilities include Hatch End Swimming Pool, Hatch End Cricket Club and Hatch End Tennis Club. The Bannister Stadium & Bannister Sports Centre has sports pitches and an athletics track.
Hatch End is in Zone 6 and has London Overground services to Euston as well as a good network of local buses.
The Grimsdyke First & Middle School and Woodhall Primary have good Ofsted reports. Secondary schools include Hatch End High, Northwood School and Nower Hill High. For a full list and catchment areas visit www.harrow.gov.uk. St Helen’s and Harrow Collegiate are nearby independent schools.
The residential roads around the main high street feature a wide choice of property from large detached Mock Tudor homes to semi-detached houses. Sought-after roads include The Avenue, Park View and Royston Park Road all close to the shops, restaurants and station.
CLAIM TO FAME
Popular actor Philip Glenister of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes fame grew up in the area and attended Hatch End High school.
Hatch End comes under the London Borough of Harrow. The annual council tax rates for 2017/18 are:
- Band A: £1,085.12
- Band B: £ 1,265.97
- Band C: £ 1,446.83
- Band D: £1,627.68
- Band E: £1,989.39
- Band F: £ 2,351.09
- Band G: £ 2,712.80
- Band H: £3,255.36