Belmont, Harrow

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Belmont Circle
Belmont is located in Greater London
Location within Greater London
Population11,343 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ165905
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHARROW
Postcode districtHA3
Postcode districtHA7
Dialling code020
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
51°36′05″N 0°19′09″W / 51.60130°N 0.31929°W / 51.60130; -0.31929Coordinates: 51°36′05″N 0°19′09″W / 51.60130°N 0.31929°W / 51.60130; -0.31929

Belmont is a residential area of the London Borough of Harrow, located between Stanmore, Kenton, Wealdstone and Queensbury.


The area is named after the mound constructed in the early 18th century by Henry James Brydges, Earl of Carnarvon and first Duke of Chandos. He had a summer house built atop the mound for the wonderful view. The mound, or mount, is now the Stanmore Golf Course.


Belmont is a suburban residential district and was formerly served by Belmont station, on a railway single-line branch running from Harrow & Wealdstone station to Stanmore Village railway station. The line was known locally as The Rattler, a term first coined by Pete Knobbler. The site of the station is now a car park. What may remain of the platform and track lies beneath tons of earth and rubble used to bring the car park up to street level. The Belmont Trail is a nature trail between Wealdstone and Stanmore running along much of the original track route. The circle was originally made for a tram line that would go across London. Its 4 exits were made due to this.[2]

Belmont Circle provides the main focus of the area, being a large, circular parade of that intersects Kenton Lane. Many of the outlets are now food-related, with a few bars and a club completing the lineup. What was formerly the Belmont (and later The Spanish Arch) pub is now 'Funky B, a bar/restaurant serving authentic Indian food. Just off the Circle, Belmont Community Hall hosts local activities, events and a regular jumble sale.


St Anselm's church, Belmont

In the 2011 census, the largest ethnic group in Belmont ward was Indian (34%), followed by White British (30%).[3] Religion wise, 34% of residents adhered to Christianity, 30% to Hinduism, 11% to Islam, 8% to Judaism, 4% to Jainism, and 6% were not religious.[4]


There are no train stations in Belmont today but both Harrow & Wealdstone and Canons Park tube station are accessible nearby. Bus routes 186, H18 and H19 serve the area.


  1. ^ "Harrow Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 24 October 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Health walk across Belmont's old railway line".
  3. ^ "Belmont - UK Census Data 2011".
  4. ^ "Belmont, Harrow | Hidden London".

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