Length: 5.0 km (3.1 mi)
Net Walking Time: 1 ½ hour
Meet at South Kenton station at 19.05.
Either take the 18.37 Watford Junction London Overground train from Euston (calling, amongst others, at South Hampstead, Queens Park, Kensal Green, Willesden Junction, Wembley Central), arriving South Kenton at 19.03, or the Bakerloo Line (takes 35 minutes from Oxford Street, for example).
Alternatively, start from Northwick Park (Metropolitan Line) at the same time, the routes converge after a few minutes.
Return trains: frequent and fast trains and tubes (Chiltern Trains services to Marylebone in about 15 minutes; Met Line to Baker Street in about 17 minutes, then on to Algate).
This is a short excursion in Northwest London through a park and then the playing fields of Harrow School, one of the country's leading ‘public’, i.e. fee-paying independent schools, up onto the hill that’s dominated by the school buildings, its chapel and Harrow’s church. You walk down from the hill through the hanging cemetery and skirt around the hill to re-ascend through residential streets to the High Street, lined by historic school buildings and tea options. The walk finishes with a descent along a wood and across a grassy open space down to ‘modern’ Harrow and its busy station.
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Tea: plenty of options en-route in Harrow, but no good ones near the station, see the walk directions for details. T=short.40