Hounslow is the major town within the wider Hounslow Greater London Borough. Discover a great choice of hotels and guest houses in Hounslow to suit all tastes and budgets. Situated ideally close to Heathrow Airport and with numerous public transport options linking Hounslow to central London including Tube, bus and train direct links, Hounslow is a strong contender as a holiday base. Many Hounslow hotels and accommodation offer meet and greet services for Heathrow Airport users as well as some park and fly great deals. » Find Hounslow Accommodation
Hounslow is also ideally close to a range of attractions in west London including the nearby Twickenham rugby stadium and Museum of Rugby, Richmond and Kew Gardens. Historic houses in west London such as Chiswick House and Gardens and Syon House are also within easy reach. Trains from Hounslow Station enable the visitor to easily access top attractions on the outskirts of west London such as Windsor Castle, Legoland Windsor and Thorpe Park. Just west of Hounslow town centre sits the local nature reserve Hounslow Heath, a haven for wildlife and rare heathland flora.
Hounslow Heath situated just west of Hounslow town centre has an impressive history stretching back to Norman times. Dating even further back, Bronze Age axes, spearheads and sword fragments have all been found on Hounslow Heath. The items are now on display in London's British Museum. From the 11th to the 16th century Hounslow Heath was a Royal hunting ground.
The Staines Road which forms the northern border of the Heath was the important Roman Road Via Trinobantes - the main western artery from London to the west country. From the 19th century until the early 1970s Hounslow Heath was a major source of sand and gravels, but from 1985 it has been a designated wildlife conservation area.
There are rare remains here of lowland heathland, a mix of heathland and acid grassland which one covered thousands of acres in this area. Hounslow Heath is the site for one of London's best heathland insect population. Regeneration here has seen the blossoming of different kinds of distinctive heathland plants like ling, bell heather and dwarf gorse and the Heath is home to a wide variety of birds, mammals and reptiles.
An information centre is in Hounslow Heath where you can pick up walking leaflets and guides. Car parks are situated at the junction of Staines Road and Frampton Road and the Information Centre has onsite toilets. Good disabled access is throughout Hounslow Heath which has a network of level paths - around four miles of gentle paths are around the park. Pick up a copy of the self-guided nature trail leaflet from the Hounslow Heath Information Centre. Bus nos 116 and 117 run from Hounslow bus station to Hounslow Heath. Hounslow West is the nearest Tube station to the Heath, situated 1.2km north of the nature reserve. On the north-western edge of Hounslow Heath is Hounslow Heath Golf Course, an 18 hole course with onsite golf shop, practice area, free parking and non-members are welcome.
Hounslow is the major town within the Hounslow Borough. The town is neatly placed between Twickenham for the Twickenham Rugby Stadium and attractions on the River Thames and in Richmond to the east and Heathrow Airport just west of the town.
Boasting excellent public transport links including train, Tube and bus services to central London, Hounslow has three London Underground stations on the Piccadilly line - Hounslow West, Hounslow Central and Hounslow East. Local bus services from Heathrow Airport to Hounslow from Terminal 1 and 3 and from Hatton Cross/Terminal 5 also run regularly to Hounslow centre.
Around Hounslow town centre are a superb selection of character independent Hounslow guest houses offering B&B accommodation. See Hounslow bed and breakfast accommodation listed here on iknow London. Hounslow centre also contains an outstanding choice of curry houses and South Asian restaurants, indeed it's one of the best selection of Indian and South Asian restaurants in London serving everything from Punjabi, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan food to Indian vegetarian. Hounslow pubs are also extensive around the town centre.
The Treaty shopping centre in Hounslow centre is a hub for favourite high street stores. The Paul Robeson Theatre in Hounslow is also based within the Treaty shopping centre. This purpose-built theatre in Hounslow offers a superb mx of professional and amateur performance. Hounslow Tourist Information Centre can be found within the Treaty shopping centre which is within easy walking distance of Hounslow Central Tube Station on the Piccadilly Line.
Top family attractions in Feltham feature the popular Hounslow Urban Farm situated just a 10 minute walk south of Hatton Cross Tube Station and 15 minutes walk from Feltham Station.
Hounslow Urban Farm in Feltham is one of London's largest community farms stretching across 29 acres and containing a wonderful variety of farm animals. Several types of pigs plus goats, ducks, geese, alpacas, rabbits and chipmunks are just some of the farm animals resident here.
Children can pet and meet the animals in close contact. Facilities at Hounslow Urban Farm include children's play areas, a picnic area, onsite shop, ample car parking and toilets. Animal handling sessions are every weekend and entertainers like Charlie the Clown form part of the attraction. Pig racing and other events feature throughout the year.