Harrow is the ‘happiest place in London’ according to the latest wellbeing survey by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The data showed that the average person in the borough would rate their ‘happiness’ at 7.86 out of 10.

This was the highest figure in the capital – beating Sutton into second place – and was comfortably above the average of 7.44.

Cllr Graham Henson, leader of Harrow Council, believes this is a result of everything the borough has to offer.

He said: “This is fantastic news especially given that, just a few years ago, the ONS said Harrow was the unhappiest borough in London.

“We’re always saying that Harrow is a great place to live and work. Our parks are beautiful, our schools are great, and our small businesses are prospering.”

He added that, while the council will not look to take any credit for the outcome he believes it “must be doing something right”.

Harrow also ranked impressively in terms of its ‘anxiety level’ – its score of 2.44 was the lowest in London, while the average stood at 3.13.

The ONS survey also examines life satisfaction and whether people believe their lives are worthwhile.

Out of 10, participants in Harrow scored their life satisfaction at 7.79 – joint second with Brent and just behind Sutton.

And in terms of whether their lives were worthwhile, those taking part scored it at 7.80.

While this placed the borough just outside the top 10 in London, it still ranked above the average in the capital.