With London being such a diverse and huge place, there is never a loss of attractions, activities or adventures to throw yourself into, even in pouring rain or chilly winds. But what if you’re in a London Borough, but further out and away from the hustle and bustle of zones one and two?
As a company who operate in and around Harrow, we need to think outside the box to keep occupied when the sun isn’t shining. But don’t worry, we have some top picks for things to do on a rainy, chilly day.
Get clued up on the local history of Harrow by visiting Headstone Manor & Museum. With four buildings to explore, including a 14th-century manor house, there’s lots to occupy yourself with here. Take a guided tour around, stop off at the Moat Cafe or wander around one of the guest exhibitions – inside the warmth and comfort of this attraction, there is plenty do.
Harrow on the Hill
Arguably one of the prettiest areas in London, there’s no stopping you from a visiting or wandering around Harrow on the Hill even if it’s raining. Its picturesque streets, churches and the iconic Harrow School make it a fascinating place to explore and photograph. But if it’s protection from the chilly weather and rain you need, there are plenty of unique places to go too.
Seek out St. Mary Church and their Spire Cafe. Or stop off at The Castle around the corner, an award-winning pub at the heart of the area. Or if an alcoholic beverage doesn’t take your fancy, try something cosier just down the road at The Doll’s House on the Hill. Whichever place you choose, take a window seat and watch the world go by with a hot drink, sandwich and a cake or two.
Harrow Arts Centre
Found in the area of Pinner near Hatch End station is the Harrow Arts Centre. Whether catching a theatre or music performance, a dance or spoken word event, or just simply popping in for lunch, the Arts Centre has it all. Take a stroll around the art exhibitions in The Gallery or even sign up to a class or workshop to learn something new – you can keep up to date with event listings here.
Less than half an hour’s drive from Harrow you can discover a magical world in Watford. This is a must-do experience for any Harry Potter fans, but even sceptics will be mesmerised by how much there is to see. Featuring sets and props from the films, visitors can explore Hogwarts School, Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Express and more, as well as taking part in a number of activities; a chance to try butterbeer, explore extensive gift shops and interact with magical creatures. All in all, an enchanting day out away from the wind and rain.
The Window Centre – double glazing experts
Whether you like to head outdoors in the rain and cold or stay at home with a hot drink and a good book, make sure your home has the best windows and doors installed for the cold weather. As well as saving money on your energy bills, new double or triple glazed windows and doors will keep you toasty during the wetter, colder months. Based in Harrow and Pinner, at The Window Centre we provide these high-quality services – request a free quote from us today.