historic part of the new town and district of Harlow, Essex in England

Old Harlow is in Essex.

Get inEdit

By busEdit

A low cost minibus company, Stansted Transfer [1] [dead link] operates between London and Stansted Airport. Their shared hotel transfers are available for less than £10.

There are regular buses to Old Harlow and Harlow New Town from Stansted Airport and Bishop Stortford. There is also a network of bus route within the town.

By planeEdit

Stansted Airport, is 20 minutes away by road or train. The Stansted Express runs regularly to and from Harlow. There are also five alternative international airports within easy reach – Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Luton and Southend.

By trainEdit

Greater Anglia provides regular service to Harlow Town and Harlow Mill from London's Liverpool Street Station, Tottenham Hale and Cambridge. The Stansted Express operates through Harlow. The rail network links with the Channel Tunnel’s Eurostar service to provide a route into mainland Europe via Tottenham Hale, Victoria Line Tube and London St Pancras.

Harlow Mill station primarily serves Old Harlow, while Harlow Town is best for the new town and town centre.

By roadEdit

Harlow is on the M11 (Junction 7) which runs north to Cambridge and south to London, linking up with the M25 at Junction 27. To the west of Harlow is the A10 which provides a route to Cambridge or London. The A414 runs through Harlow and provides an east-west route from Chelmsford to St Albans. Buses from Stansted Airport to Heathrow run via Harlow.

Get aroundEdit

Most places in Old Harlow are within a 30 minute walking distance.


  • Harlow Sculpture Collection (sited across the town). which includes works by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.
  • Harlowbury Chapel (1180 CE)
  • The Gibberd Garden (20 minute walk from centre)


Walks in fields around Churchgate Street

Walk along River Stortford, north to Sawbridgeworth, or south to join Lee Valley Walk


Supermarket in the High Street in Old Harlow. Large number of shops in town centre.


Apart from the pubs below, several cafes and restaurants in the High Street and in town centre.


The Queen's Head, Churchgate Street

The Green Man Hotel

Harlow Mill (Beefeater) is next to the River Stort

The Marquis of Granby

The Crown Inn. This traditional English pub is situated in the center of Market Street, which is part of the original village of Harlow. It has been an inn since 1703 but the building is much older, probably dating back to the 16th century.


Go nextEdit

Routes through Old Harlow
CambridgeStansted Airport/Bishop's Stortford  N   S  WoodfordLondon

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