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Harlow is a popular new town in Essex, on the Hertfordshire border. It is well situated in the county’s commuter belt, with close proximity to both the M11 and M25. It is home to Britain’s first residential tower block, The Lawn, which was built in 1951. Today, The Lawn is a Grade II listed building. Harlow is ideally located for those who work in London and has a variety of housing, from period properties with a village feel, to modern and newly built developments.
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Days Out in Harlow
There are a number of beautiful outdoor facilities in Harlow. Paddling pools and splash parks are particularly popular with families in the summer months and there are six dotted in parks around Harlow. Located in Harlow Town Park is Pets Corner. This great attraction opened in 1996 and allows people of all ages to get up close and personal with a range of traditional farm animals, as well as Reindeer, Llamas, and Alpacas. Children have the opportunity to hold guinea pigs, rabbits, baby chicks, and ducklings. It is a great afternoon out and is also free.
For those who are interested in history Harlow Museum and walled gardens give a fascinating insight into Harlow from pre-historic times to present day. The exhibitions display a number of Roman artefacts and 19th century memorabilia, with great interactive exhibits for children.
Shopping in Harlow
Harlow boasts the only fully pedestrianised town centre in the country, allowing shoppers to roam safely. Broadwalk is the thoroughfare and is home to Boots, New Look, Monsoon, Costa, W H Smith, and a range of banks, phone shops and value outlets. However, The Harvey Centre hosts a million square feet of shopping opportunities. It has a convenient car park, dining opportunities, and a huge mix of big name brands and independent boutiques. The centre attracts approximately 240,000 shoppers every week who enjoy the likes of Creams, Kung Fu Oriental Buffet, and Dominos on their shopping breaks. Stores include Primark, Sole Trader, Deichmann, and BHS. The centre will also be home to a Cineworld cinema in the future.
Transport Links Harlow
There are four platforms at Harlow Town train station, with 12 trains per hour. There are four services to London Liverpool Street – two fast and two semi fast. Journey times range from 31 to 36 minutes. There are also two stopping services per hour to Stratford, with a journey time of 35 minutes and stopping at Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Tottenham, and Lea Bridge. Other services include trains to Stanstead Airport, Cambridge, and Bishops Stortford.
Harlow Mill railway station also serves Harlow. There are direct trains from this station to London Liverpool Street, Cambridge, Bishops Stortford, and Stratford. The majority of these services are trains to and from Harlow Town.
There is also a bus service to Epping tube station which is the north-east terminus for the Central line and located in Zone 6.
Harlow is reached from junction 7 of the M11 motorway, which runs from London to Cambridge. This means the A120, orbital M25 motorway, and Stanstead Airport are all easily accessible.