Local Cafe's You Must Visit In Ruislip & Harrow

There are many reasons to visit a local café, our favourite being the tranquilness and wholesomeness of the community and an atmosphere that allows people to meet with family,

The Dolls House On The Hill

Harrow on the Hill is where you can experience the vista of English history in the urban landscape. Harrow schoolboys bustling along the High Street with their boaters or on Sundays, their top hats and tails give the Hill a leisurely, old-fashioned atmosphere, especially appealing in a world where everything moves quickly!

Sir Elton John, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vivienne Westwood, Tom Cruise, George Michael, Sire Roger Moore, and many others have called Harrow home at one time or another.

Our clients who are local to Ruislip and Harrow love to visit this unspoiled area and many shops along with the Dolls House on the Hill.

When it comes to something to eat, the Doll’s House on the Hill offers the classic afternoon tea experience. Serving hot tea, freshly made cakes, and light lunches, the tearoom is found within a very picturesque Georgian shopfront, and the inside is as timeless as the sea. While operating on a walk-in basis during the weekends, you can reserve a table and pre-book a meal if you should be visiting during the week. The Doll’s house on the Hill can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets as required.

Something is enchanting about spending a morning at a coffee shop while overlooking amazing scenery. The humdrum of people, the coffee grinder at work, the sweet coffee aroma hitting you at the most opportune moments, and the subtle music playing in the background all add to the perfect moment.

Open from 9.30 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday, 10 am-5 pm on the weekends.

Eastcote House Gardens Café

Eastcote House Gardens is a beautiful, tranquil area of public parkland in Eastcote, within the London Borough of Hillingdon. The site incorporates the walled garden, dovecote, and coach house of Eastcote House. The house was demolished in 1964 by the Ruislip-Northwood Urban District Council, the predecessor of the London Borough of Hillingdon. At the public’s request, the garden and outbuildings were retained and are now maintained by a group of volunteers, the Friends of Eastcote House Gardens, in partnership with the local authority.

Eastcote House was first recorded in 1507 when it was known as “Hopkyttes” under the ownership of the Walleston family. In 1525, Ralph Hawtrey married Winifred Walleston, making Hopkyttes their marital home and renaming it Eastcote House. The house was extended by either Ralph Hawtrey or his son John, and the brick exterior was added. The original timber framework was revealed again when the house was demolished. John Hawtrey built the dovecote without applying for the required license. After he died in 1593, his nephew Ralph Hawtrey applied retrospectively, and the permit was granted. During the 18th century, the dovecote was substantially rebuilt, leaving only the original first few rows of bricks. The Hawtrey family, later the Hawtrey-Deanes, lived in the house until Francis Deane moved to East View in Uxbridge in 1878. Eastcote House was then let to tenants, and parts of the estate were sold for housing developments.

The volunteers keep the gardens well; there is also a lovely little café with delicious cakes. We often take our clients to visit these beautiful gardens; a terrace overlooks part of the garden.

Open Monday – Saturday 8.30 am – 4 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.