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The Essex town of Harlow has a number of claims to fame, such as being the location of both the first pedestrianised shopping precinct and the first tower block in Britain.

Home to 80,000 residents, Harlow has unfortunately, until recently, been known for its rather unsightly 50's and 60's concrete architecture. However, much of this has been demolished since the 80's to be replaced by modern housing and leisure redevelopments, and now Harlow town centre has a new vibrant atmosphere. In fact, because of plans to extend housing construction on the town's outskirts, Harlow is very much on the up.

Set amid the picturesque countryside of Essex and boasting many acres of parkland within the bounds of the town, Harlow can offer plenty of places to commune with nature and escape the hustle and bustle.

Read more about Harlow in the About Harlow section.