Harrow is a borough of London located in the north-west region of London. When Harrow was originally formed in 1934 it was an urban district of Middlesex. Harrow grew into its own and in 1954 the urban district gained the status of municipal borough, a title it kept until 1965 when the borough was abolished and then incorporated into the area of Greater London. Thanks to its location and association with London, Harrow has many great places for visitors to roam.
If you are interested in the history of the Harrow area then you want to stop by the Harrow Heritage Museum. Here you can see many great exhibits that tell the history of the town and area. Comprised of four buildings the Harrow Museum is located on the grounds of Headstone Manor. The Manor was owned by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was used as a county residence. The four buildings that make up the museum are the Granary, the Moat, The Small Barn and The Tithe Barn. Each of these buildings is interesting and historic in their own right let alone the exhibits they house. It's important to realize that the moat is the only water-filled moat in all of Middlesex which distinguishes the status of the manors owner from others in the area. The barns hold an enormous amount of permanent exhibits while the other buildings of the museum are home to a wide variety of temporary exhibits.
Located nearby is the Church Farmhouse Museum. Here you can see not only interesting period rooms but the home itself is a piece of history. The house dates back to the seventeenth century. The garden that accompanies the home is all that remains of the original house frontage. The rooms are each done in a different period. The kitchen, for example is set in the 1820s, while the dining room looks to be about the 1850s.
Another nearby place of interest is the Freud Museum of London. This museum is the actual home that Sigmund Freud and his family lived in when they escaped Austria in 1938. The home remained in the family until his daughter, Anna, passed away in 1982. The home is filled with the wonderfully remarkable collection of Freud's. You will see many beautiful Greek, Oriental, Egyptian, and Greek antiques. The center piece of the entire home is of course Freud's study which is preserved just as it was when he was alive. While there are many artifacts that celebrate the life and times of Sigmund there are also many artifacts and exhibits dedicated to his daughter, Anna who helped to pioneer her own psychoanalytic work, especially when dealing with children.
During your stay in Harrow you won't go hungry. There are a variety of eateries for you to choose from. If you are looking for something quick and easy then just visit one of their many take-aways. There is also a wide variety of fine dining establishments for you to enjoy. Make it a night out on the town and indulge your senses.
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