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Stanmore Area Guide

The popular commuter town of Stanmore is in the Borough of Harrow in Greater London, just 11 miles from central London with all its amenities and attractions.

Stanmore’s impressive infrastructure and travel links combined with its ample green spaces and bustling town centre create the perfect balance of work and home life for its residents.

Stanmore fact file

  • Stanmore makes an appearance in the Domesday Book of 1086.
  • Its name derives from the Old English meaning ‘stony pool.’
  • Originally a small rural community, the arrival of the railway in 1890 allowed Stanmore to prosper as a commuter town and heralded its urbanisation in the early 20th century.
  • The current station on the Metropolitan Line opened in 1932.
  • Stanmore played an important role in the Second World War, with RAF Stanmore Park supporting the Bletchley Park codebreakers and acting as base for the RAF Balloon Command.
  • Footballer, Theo Walcott, is among the famous faces who reside in Stanmore.

Architecture and property

A small rural community until the late 19th century, the town grew rapidly following the advent of the railway and this is reflected in its architecture. Stanmore has a high proportion of mid-20th century semis and detached houses lining leafy avenues that appeal to the London buyer seeking more for their money. Many of the mansions and manor houses in the surrounding areas have been converted into apartments in recent years, although there are still plenty of large, high value properties on offer including at a private gated community set in Bentley Priory. Modern developments such as Stanmore Place feature smart apartments with all the mod cons.

Shopping and amenities

The world-class shops and attractions of central London are also an easy train journey away.

Stanmore is also home to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital with its spinal and paediatric units.

Green space

There is an abundance of local green space for families to enjoy, including the wild heathland of Stanmore Common and Bentley Priory nature reserve, with its ancient woodland and walking trails. Stanmore Cricket Club on the border with Bushey is one of the oldest in the area, producing England players Angus Fraser and Mark Ramprakash.

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Eateries in Stanmore range from independent restaurants to cosy cafes, with national chains well-represented too.

  • Sahara Loung
    Taste of the Middle East

Stanmore has a handful of boutiques, charity shops, banks, pharmacies, a library and an independent supermarket, alongside a Sainsbury’s and a Waitrose in Harrow Weald.

  • Intu shopping centre
    In Watford

Stanmore is not short of spots to wet your whistle.

  • Little Alpine
    Gastro Pub

There is so much to do in Stanmore.

  • Stanmore Country Park
    Family Dyas Out

Stanmore and the surrounding areas offer a strong selection of schooling options for all ages in both the state and private sectors.

  • Bentley Wood High School
    Secondary School
  • The North London Collegiate School for girls
    All Ages
  • London Heathrow Airport
    12.2 miles from centre
  • Stanmore Underground station
    Metropolitan and Jubilee Line
Stanmore Bridge Stanmore Street


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Our experience with Hamptons Stanmore has been excellent, with a special mention to Dylan Hira. The whole process, from the moment we registered our interest on the website has been very supportive, we received immediate and very helpful responses. Dylan was kind enough to let us have a second viewing of the flat we finally decided to purchase. The process took several months, but all the professionals we dealt with were very helpful. Right up to the moment Dylan handed over the keys and even after that every time we have needed them we have had excellent and very quick responses. I couldn't recommend them highly enough. Thank you very much!

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I have nothing but nice words for the service provided by them, specially Dylan (Real Estate agent) who has always been very helpful and polite. I need to make a special mention for Nico, he's simply the best person I've dealt with during my entire process of buying the house. The quality of their work, their attention to detail, and their expertise is simply great. I cannot recommend them more!

Claudia Guerra Lorenzo September 2023

Hamptons Estate Agents Stanmore is always just a call or email away, ensuring that any concern is promptly addressed. My property manager, Eunice, consistently demonstrates professionalism in every interaction. Hamptons is a property management company that truly stands out. Their responsiveness, professionalism, and attention to detail

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