Guide to Pinner
Pinner is a village located within the London Borough of Harrow, 12 miles away from Charing Cross.
The village of Pinner is considered a wealthy area, and boasts wide, tree-lined streets, large Edwardian houses and flat conversions, and a conservation area.
There are several prestigious independent and single-sex schools in Pinner, making the area popular with families. Pinner also has the lowest crime rate in the whole of London.
Pinner has links on the London Underground; Pinner Underground Station is in Zone 5 on the Metropolitan line.
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Pinner has a fairly extensive filmography, having been the setting for a variety of films and TV shows. Pinner High Street’s village fair appeared in John Betjeman’s 1973 BBC film, Metro-Land. Pinner is also the setting for hit children’s show Chucklevision, and scenes for Channel 4 comedy The Inbetweeners have also been shot in the village. A number of scenes for the film Nowhere Boy were shot in Pinner, and BBC sitcom May to December was set in the area.
Popular film The Theory of Everything, based on the life of Stephen Hawking, was also filmed in Pinner, with a scene taking place just outside the St John the Baptist Church on Pinner High Street.
Pinner’s rugby union team, Pinner and Grammarians RFC, is a member of the Rugby Football Union. It also has cricket team and a youth football club (Pinner United FC).
There are a number of restaurants and public houses in Pinner, as well as an amateur theatre group known as the Pinner Players, a thriving group of actors who regularly perform stage productions at Pinner Village Hall.
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