Pinner Area Guide

UK Area Guides

Pinner, Greater London

Exceptional4.4

Living in Pinner

Pinner is a medieval village that has been absorbed by London's sprawl and now benefits from its historical buildings and traditions as well as London conveniences - including a Tube link.

Ratings

Exceptional4.4

Community

Pinner is a London village known for having a strong sense of community, and there are many special village celebrations here - including the Pinner Fair, which is 700 years old. The area has staying power, but also attracts new people.

Safety

Pinner is a very safe place to live, with the 2014/2015 crime rate and violence against the person rate both being about half the rates for London as a whole. For the period between November 2016 and October 2017, the most common crime types were anti-social behaviour, violence and sexual offences, and burglary.

Parking

Parking in Pinner is not generally too difficult or expensive - it's about on par with other areas on the outskirts of London. The rate of car ownership here is high compared to London as a whole, with more than one car per household. Road links in Pinner - including the M1 via the Uxbridge Road - are fairly good.

Nightlife

There's a range of restaurants and pubs in this area, and a couple of cocktail bars. For more nightlife options, transport links into Central London and the West End are good.

Family Friendly

Pinner is a good place to look for a family home, with a good supply of Twenties and Thirties houses with 3-4 bedrooms in particular that are popular with families. Schools in this area are generally very good, with several state primary schools and a comprehensive that are judged 'outstanding', as well as private and prep schools. Pinner offers good access to green and open space, with the Pinner Memorial Park and other green spaces in the town centre, the working Pinner Park Farm, and the start of the Celandine Walk along the River Pinn in the town centre. There are also playing fields and golf clubs. A little under 20% of residents are children aged 0-15, just slightly below the rates for London as a whole.

Pet Friendly

Property types vary in Pinner, but there is a good supply of homes that would be suitable for pets. There's also good access to green and open space in Pinner, with the Pinner Memorial Park and a few others in the town centre, the working Pinner Park Farm, and the start of the Celandine Walk along the River Pinn in the town centre. 

Transport

Pinner is located in Zone 5, and is served by the Metropolitan Line with a 25-minute journey to Baker Street. The Overground is accessible at nearby Hatch End (Zone 6), with trains to Euston that take about 40 minutes. The area is well-served by local buses, and road links are fairly good - the M1 is nearby. Heathrow is also nearby and easily reached by road.