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Virtual Tours of Harrow School

Virtual Tours of Harrow School

Virtual Tours

An Introduction to Harrow School

Harrow School was founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I. It is located in a large leafy estate and is known as a centre of educational excellence with an abundance of cherished traditions from a unique uniform and songs, to one of a kind sports. Find out a little more about the modern day Harrow School in our official school video here.

Harrow School welcomes over 10,000 visitors each year on specially-arranged guided tours. Our guides live and breathe Harrow School and are full of knowledge about the school, but then Covid-19 happened…

Virtual Tour of British Education

It was disappointing for us not to be able to welcome international tour groups visiting London, or our usual educational groups, to the school during the  lockdowns, so we launched virtual tours in their absence and now with heaps of experience, would like to think we host some of the best virtual tours in London.

Our carefully curated virtual tour focusses on the history of Harrow School and allows us to continue to invite guests through our ‘virtual’ gates via the Zoom or Teams platform. You don’t need to be there in person to experience the magic of the institution but if you like, you can see an aerial video of Harrow School here.

Our tour starts right at the inception of Harrow School 450 years ago, since it was granted under the Royal Charter of John Lyon. Our guides offer historic and well-rounded knowledge into the school site, it’s historical and modern buildings and the Harrow Boy’s daily life, looking at the way they live, their unique language, special sports, long standing traditions and a jam packed curriculum. The tour also covers Harrow School’s role in the first and second world wars.

Should you have any specific ‘interests’ and areas you wish our guide to focus on, this can be arranged. Simply contact our friendly team to share your ideas.

The virtual tour experience lasts one hour consisting of a 45-minute tour followed by 15 minutes for Q&As.

Find out more by contacting tours@harrowschool.org.uk for more information.


‘Thank you so much for putting together an incredible presentation on Harrow School for the AJR! We had a great turnout and I know that everyone appreciated the huge effort you put into making this presentation – I’ve had several thank you emails from my members asking me to pass on their thanks!”

Karen, Regional Groups Co-ordinator, Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR)