Let’s take a tour of Harlow, Essex

Parndon Mill, Harlow

Welcome to Harlow, one of Essex’s most up-and-coming gateways to London. 

With excellent transport connections to the surrounding picturesque towns as well as the Capital, Harlow has plenty to offer. Check out our area guide for the top-rated family activities and attractions, plus find out how you can get on the property ladder in Harlow.

Going green 

For days where you’re looking to soak up some culture in the fresh air, we recommend a trip down to The Gibberd Garden, a stunning nine-acre garden with over 80 post-war sculptures and architectural pieces. Just down the road, you can also find Audley End House and Gardens, which offers a host of activities for all the family – from walled gardens and stately rooms to a fun-filled play area for the kids. 

Closer to home, you can find the local family favourite, Pet’s Corner, a children friendly farm with a large selection of furry friends to meet and learn about. 

Heathers and birch tree in a winter garden on a sunny winters day in Gibberd Garden
Gibberd Garden

Wining and dining 

There are no limits for your options in eating out in Harlow, with a range of cuisines on offer in the main town centre. Think amazing Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants to name a few. Chandini Restaurant is currently voted the #1 restaurant in Harlow, offering a range of amazing Indian meals.

Surrounded by rolling hills and natural beauty, you’ll find plenty of country pubs to enjoy, from great beer gardens in the summer to cosy pints by a fire in the winter. There are even some local establishments which have been recognised as fantastic places to eat on a budget by the Michelin Guide – just look at The Fox and Hounds

Shop ‘til you drop 

Harlow benefits from some fantastic places to get in some retail therapy. The local shopping district, The Water Gardens, has all your favourite high street names, as well as a range of independent boutiques. 

With trains running every 30 minutes directly to King’s Cross, you can take advantage of the extensive shopping offered in London’s many commercial hubs – from Covent Garden to Westfield. 

Interested in life just a stone’s throw from London? Take a look at our homes at Edinburgh Way in Harlow here, available with a deposit as low as £6,000.