Harlow Travel Guide

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    Here it still looked welcoming...
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Harlow Things to Do

  • Sculpture Town

    Harlow promotes itself as sculpture town. It is home to hundreds of them, all of different styles, different materials and from a wide range of artists. The sculptures are not only found in the more modern parts of Harlow, but also in the former villages. Wherever you find them, they are an alleviation in this landscape of concrete. For an...

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  • Old Harlow

    Harlow got its name from a former market town, which is now known as the ward of Old Harlow. It is located in the Northeast of the town and has retained its small town character. This includes a small pedestrian zone, half-timbered buildings and traditional pubs. The former Victorian church is no longer in use as such, but houses the St. John's Art...

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  • St. Mary at Latton

    Latton's main contribution to modern Harlow was (after its vast green areas) the Church of St. Mary at Latton. It is one of very few medieval buildings to be found in Harlow and probably the one closest to the new town centre. Standing on the grounds of a Saxon church, the present day building was erected in 1466. Note the big wooden door and well...

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  • Harlow's new town pedestrian zone

    From 1947 to 1980, the new town centre was built from scratch and became the UK's first modern pedestrian zone. Some parts later received a major overhaul in 2005 and 2006. Together with the large Harvey's shopping mall, it is a prime example of city planning in the second half of the 20th century. Due to its young age, this area is dominated by...

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  • The Museum of Harlow

    The Museum of Harlow is similar to most museums featuring local history in Britain. Its exhibition starts with items found in prehistoric settlements, goes on to the remains of Roman culture and ends with the Victorians, two world-wars and some items from the post-war years. All are nice to see, but remind me of similar exhibitions I have seen in...

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  • the SECRET nuclear bunker

    we stayed at the green man old harlow, this april, as we were close to the coast and london, the green man was a comfy stay, but stingy on tea and coffee in the room though, nice food in the pub, mega staff and funny, found the secret nuclear bunker, its sign posted, it was an experience, you can spend of couple of hours there, though when you work...

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Harlow Hotels

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  • Travelodge Harlow

    Burnt Mill , Harlow, CM20 2JB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Premier Inn Harlow

    I have not been here, as I can always stay at my friend's house when I am in Harlow, but when we...

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  • Park Inn, Harlow

    Southern Way | M11 Jct 7, Harlow CM18 7BA, England

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Harlow Restaurants

  • One of the few pubs in old Harlow

    Compared to the nearby “Crown”, this pub looks a little more upmarket and may appear even less lively. Once inside, however, you will find a similar crowd as in the Crown. The audience is pretty mixed, with all ages present. Prices for a pint are usually just below 3,00 GBP. Guest ales are present as well as the usual lager stuff. Together with the...

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  • Pub in one of Harlow's oldest buildings

    This is probably the most traditional pub you will find in Harlow. It has been a pub since 1703, but the building is probably from the 16th century. Together with the street it is in, it creates the village charm of Old Harlow which you will miss in most other parts of the town. The Crown has an interesting mixture of old and young people, with the...

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  • Lunch before leaving Harlow

    As I was flying home with Ryanair and wouldn't be in Finland before 10.30 pm we decided to have an early lunch at Toby's Carvery. We were almost the first guests there but the restaurant filled quickly. I like the atmosphere there and the printings on the walls, which reminded me of my younger days! I had pork and turkey with lots of vegetables...

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Harlow Nightlife

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    by Abeyna Written Feb 25, 2007

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    Your average generic nightclub in Harlow. Well decorated, has a variety of themed nights.. been a few times and have had a good ol' drunken time. They also have a VIP section upstairs.. all I can remember is red and fluff. Sometimes they have NHS discounts.

    Dress Code: Depending on which night, but I guess sneakers would be out

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Harlow Transportation

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    by Airpunk Written May 9, 2011

    There are two stations in Harlow, which see regular service to London, Cambridge and Stansted Airport. Both are located in the North of the town. Harlow Town is the larger station and serves the western half of the town. That includes the new town with its shopping zone and the hospital. The eastern part is served by Harlow Mill. This station is smaller and has less frequent train service than Harlow Town. For the eastern districts, including Old Harlow or the museum, this station is more convenient.

    If train service does not suit you, you can travel from/to Harlow by bus and coach. The town is well connected with other places in the northern part of Greater London as well as with Stansted Airport.

    Harlow Mill train station
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Harlow Favorites

  • Bring a map (and some patience)

    There are street signs in Harlow, so that you could check where exactly you are. And there are some signs for cars as well as those of the national cycle network. Beside those, you will find little to no orientation in Harlow. Outside of the large pedestrian zone in the new town, there are little recognizable landmarks. Just residential areas,...

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  • Why are you reading this page?

    Don't get me wrong, Harlow isn't a bad town, it simply lacks in cultural energy, entertainment variety and plain old style! I work in Harlow and spend any of my spare time in London.. if I'm forced to go out in Harlow, its either Liquid (the nightclub) or The Hare (a pub).Old Harlow provides your average rustic village atmosphere with a few nice...

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