Harrow School was founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I to a local landowner, John Lyon. It soon became one of the greatest schools in the country, attracting pupils from all over the world. Famous Old Harrovians include Winston Churchill and six other British Prime Ministers, the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Nehru, as well as poets and writers as diverse as Byron, Sheridan and Trollope. 

With an exceptional school comes exceptional facilities. The opportunity for the public to benefit from these spaces is the responsibility of HSEL, the commercial trading arm of Harrow School. We offer a variety of services to the School and the wider community that covers five key areas: Education, Events, Sports, Locations and the Harrow Shop. 


We have four licensed ceremony spaces and eight wedding reception venues. Harrow is the perfect location for a wedding in North West London

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Event and Venue Hire

You can hire one of our historic and unique function rooms for your special event at Harrow School. Whether it is a breakfast seminar space or a Christmas party venue.

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Open Tours

Join us for a relaxing walking tour to learn more about Harrow School's traditions. Tours last approximately 2 hours with the next on the 19 March 2016.

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“Set in over 250 acres of grounds in North West London, Harrow School is a unique British institution. HSEL offers many opportunities to savour the locations and history of this fine School. ”