Harrow is an area located north-west of central London, approximately a distance of 11 miles. The town centre of Harrow is where the main retail areas are located, with most shops found on the main roads of Station Road, St Annes Road, Greenhill Way and Sheepcote Road. Although these high streets are home to retailers such as Debenham's and Tesco Express because of the close proximity to the major Harrow shopping centre of St George's, many of the smaller independent retailers and restaurants are struggling. St George's Shopping Centre in Harrow town centre has a selection of shops, restaurants and also a cinema so it is easy to see why the high streets are suffering.
With very efficient rail and road links to central London, Baker Street and Oxford Street roughly 25 minutes away, the local high streets in Harrow experience even further pressure.