Located within a residential area on the outer fringes of north-west London, Pinner has retained much of its ancient charm, particularly in the original village centre, despite its proximity to the capital.
With its church and delightful mock-Tudor buildings, Pinner is a picturesque place for a stroll and there are some lovely places to eat along the High Street and some charming gift shops too.
Considered the more affluent side of the London Borough of Harrow, Pinner has a strong sense of community, with four key events each year. Celebrations for St George’s Day in April, Pinner Fair in May, the Pinner Village Show in Pinner Memorial Park on the second Saturday in September and Pinner Pantomime Evening, which takes place on the last Thursday of each November.
Pinner Transport Links
Despite its tranquil setting, Pinner is the ideal location for those who enjoy the cosmopolitan London life. From Pinner Underground Station, it’s a quick 25-minute trip to Baker Street on the Metropolitan Line, and commuters are virtually guaranteed a seat for the short journey into the city.
Nearby Hatch End offers regular mainline trains via the Overground with journeys to Euston taking just over half an hour.
Heathrow Airport and the motorway network are also within easy driving access, and there are excellent transport links to nearby Harrow, Watford, and Uxbridge.
The area is well-served by local buses and road links.
Pinner Schools and Education
Offering excellent primary schools and secondary schools, makes Pinner a popular area for families. Nower Hill High School and Pinner High School are both highly recommended.
For younger children, the best primary schools in Pinner include West Lodge Primary School, St John Fisher Catholic Primary School, and Pinner Wood School which have all been rated as ‘Outstanding’.
Popular independents include St Helen's School and Northwood College for girls, and for boys, Buckingham Preparatory School, The John Lyon School, and Merchant Taylors’.
Out and About in Pinner
Pinner has much to offer the active leisure seeker. The David Lloyd Club in Northwood and Highgrove Pool & Fitness Centre are within close proximity, both offering first-class leisure facilities and expert coaches. There is also a good variety of other sporting and activity venues including football, tennis, and cricket. For the golf enthusiasts, Pinner is home to Pinner Hill and Grims Dyke Golf Clubs.
Numerous restaurants, bars, and pubs offer a diverse choice of cuisines and social entertainment. For those with a penchant for the cosmopolitan nightlife, London’s West End is just half an hour away on the tube and there are excellent transport links to Harrow, Ruislip, and Watford.
The Pinner Memorial Park contains the historic lakeside West House as well as a tranquil Peace Garden commemorating the end of World War II.