Harrow-on-the-Hill is in North West London and is home to Harrow public school. As its name suggests it is a village at the top of a hill with great views across London. Harrow School was founded in 1572 by John Lyon, who was a local wealthy farmer. It is a boys' boarding school with approximately 800 boys living in one of 12 boarding houses.
This is the original building at Harrow finished in 1615 and enlarged in 1820 giving it its distinctive appearance. Walking through the village, reference to the school is everywhere.
Look how empty the village looks. I am visiting on a weekday but it is during the Summer holidays so there are no students around. Perhaps I need to return during the term time and see the difference.