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Hatch End is located in Greater London
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Population 10,693 (2011 Census. Ward)
OS grid reference TQ125915
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Ceremonial county Greater London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PINNER
Postcode district HA5
Dialling code 020
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51°36′04″N 0°22′27″W / 51.6010°N 0.3743°W / 51.6010; -0.3743

Hatch End is an area of North West London, situated within the London Borough of Harrow, in the historic county of Middlesex. It is located 12.2 miles (19.6 km) north west of Charing Cross.


Hatch End is home to Harrow Arts Centre, a complex which centres on the 404 seat Elliott Hall and a 120-seat studio theatre. Music, dance, theatre, film,comedy and literature events are all hosted here, along with many workshops and summer schemes run during the holidays.

The area also features several sports facilities, including Hatch End Swimming Pool, Hatch End Cricket Club and Hatch End Tennis Club. Additionally, the Bannister Stadium & Bannister Sports Centre (containing sports pitches and an athletics track) are located off the Uxbridge Road.

Also of interest is Letchford House on Headstone Lane, a Grade II listed building which was built in 1670.


Harrow town centre is located to the southeast of Hatch End and is a regional centre for higher order goods, with two shopping malls and a 9-screen cinema, along with numerous restaurants, places of entertainment and bookshops. Pinner town centre, to the southwest, offers many additional amenities and is linked to the area by the frequent H12 bus service. Hatch End is also convenient for Watford, around 4 miles to the north, which also serves as a regional retail centre. Watford and Hatch End are linked by regular rail services from Hatch End railway station on the London Overground.


Using data from the 2001 Census, 74.02% of the population of the Hatch End ward identify as 'white', 18.94% as 'Asian', 3.12% as 'Black', 2.16% as 'mixed', 1.14% as 'Other ethnic group' and 0.61% as Chinese. Christians make up 52.98% of the population of Hatch End. In addition, in common with many other parts of North West London, the area is also home to a sizeable Jewish community; Jews make up 11.38% of the population and Hatch End has two synagogues (and a third in Pinner town centre) and a kosher butcher. The suburb is also home to a Hindu community which represents 11.86% of the population.

The 2011 census showed that 57% of the population was white (48% British, 6% Other, 3% Irish), and 24% Indian.

Transport and locale


Hatch End railway station was opened between 1842 and 1844 and is on the London Overground Watford DC Line in London fare zone 6. In normal off-peak conditions it roughly takes three quarters of an hour to Euston railway station and a quarter of an hour to Watford Junction railway station.

Main bus routes

Route Start End Operator
H14 St. Thomas' Drive, Hatch End Northwick Park Hospital London Sovereign for Transport for London
H12 Stanmore Underground Station South Harrow Bus Station London Sovereign for Transport for London
R17 Hatch End Station Carpenders Park Station Uno for Hertfordshire County Council

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Notable residents

  • David Baddiel, English comedian, novelist and television presenter, has lived in Hatch End.
  • Mrs Beeton, the world's first celebrity chef, lived in Hatch End. Her former home site was a successful restaurant called Hatchets and is now a Turkish restaurant called Serrata. A Harrow Heritage Trust brown plaque installed in 1996 commemorates the site.
  • George Henry Bolsover CBE Director, School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University of London from 1947 to 1976.
  • Barry Cryer, comedy writer and author, lived in Hatch End.
  • Roger Glover, bassist with Deep Purple, started his professional music career with Episode Six, based in Hatch End.
  • Marc Haynes, broadcaster and podcaster, grew up in Hatch End.
  • David Kemp, former English professional footballer and manager, was born in Hatch End.
  • Jessie Matthews, English actress, dancer and singer, lived in Hatch End.
  • Mark Ramprakash, cricketer, lived in Hatch End.
  • Merlyn Rees, Welsh politician, taught in Harrow Weald Grammar School and lived in Hatch End.
  • Dennis Spooner, TV writer, lived on The Avenue in Hatch End.
  • Richard Wright, English pianist, keyboardist, singer and songwriter best known for his career with Pink Floyd grew up in Hatch End.

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