Hounslow is a vibrant borough that combines history, culture and urban appeal. Stroll around leafy neighbourhoods like Chiswick, relax at riverside pubs and tour one of the oldest country estates in London. There are excellent museums to visit and fast public transport connections to Central London.
Things to do in Hounslow
Hounslow incorporates several neighbourhoods, each with its own unique charm. Browse boutiques along bustling Chiswick High Road and enjoy lunch at a trendy café. A scenic footpath skirts the banks of the Thames and takes you past centuries-old townhouses and historic pubs. The sunny terraces are perfect for sipping Pimm’s and watching boats cruise along the iconic British waterway.
Osterley Park is a handsome Georgian manor set in beautiful, manicured gardens. It’s one of the oldest country estates in London and was designed by iconic British architect, Robert Adam. Guided tours take you behind the scenes of the 18th-century house and into the lavishly furnished rooms.
Visit the London Museum of Water and Steam and discover the borough’s industrial past. The museum occupies a former waterworks station that once pumped water across the capital. Learn about the history of London’s water supply and marvel at enormous steam pumping engines.
The World Rugby Museum is housed in the South Stand of Twickenham Stadium and showcases thousands of jerseys, balls, boots, match tickets, trophies and other memorabilia. Stadium tours unlock access to VIP areas like the Royal Box and Players' Tunnel.
Getting around Hounslow
Hounslow is located in West London, a 45-minute drive or train ride from Central London. The London Underground, also known as the Tube, is a fast and affordable way to get around Hounslow. Stations include Gunnersbury, Turnham Green, Boston Manor and Hounslow Central. Local buses are also a good way to get from A to B while Heathrow Airport is a 20-minute drive away.