With strong connections to central London, and on the doorstep of the second busiest airport in the world, Hounslow has a lot going for it. But there’s a lot more to the London suburb than just its proximity to Heathrow Airport. With Kew Palace & Gardens a short drive away, you can be in the middle of one of the densest and diverse plant populations on earth, while crossing the River Thames leads you to Syon Park, a stunning Georgian stately home that’s featured in Downton Abbey. Sports fans will flock to Twickenham, the world’s largest dedicated rugby stadium that hosts England games, and Brentford FC, a long-standing professional football club, while the Hounslow district is also packed with country parks, urban farms, museums and a vibrant nightlife and eating out scene. Handily, our Heathrow Airport Bath Road hotel and Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 hotel are both five minutes from all the action including Heathrow Airport.
Things to do in Hounslow
We don’t envy you having to choose between the incredible Kew Gardens and Palace, several fascinating museums, a stunning stately house good enough for Downton Abbey or a variety of parks, farms and gorgeous gardens – or just book an extra night and try and get around it all?
Sport looms large in the Hounslow entertainment scene, and none bigger than Twickenham, the largest dedicated rugby ground in the world which is home to England’s World Cup-winning team and the World Rugby Museum. Football fans will enjoy Brentford FC, while Hounslow Arts Centre provides all the culture you could want.
With over 50 stores, cafés and outlets, the Treaty Shopping Centre is in the heart of Hounslow, a short walk from the Hounslow Central tube station. Big names at the shopping centre include H&M, Schuh, JD Sports, The Body Shop and River Island, with eight food and drink outlets including Subway and Burger King. A short walk north is the Blenheim Centre, a smaller shopping precinct home to ASDA, a gym, and a soft play centre for kids.
The second busiest airport in the world with hundreds of daily flights across the globe, Heathrow Airport is just a few miles from Hounslow’s town centre. Nearly 80 million passengers use one of the five terminals each year, with our Heathrow Airport Bath Road hotel and Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 hotel perfectly positioned on the edge of the airport, meaning you can get to your gate in just minutes. Home to over 80 airlines flying to over 200 destinations, Heathrow Airport is your ultimate travel hub, with over 1,200 flights each day. National Express provide regular airport transfers roughly every 20 minutes from the airport hotels to each terminal, with the main airport five minutes away by car or taxi.
The Hounslow Loop Line offers four trains an hour connecting Hounslow with London, with direct services to Waterloo, Feltham and Weybridge. The train station is located south of the town centre on Whitton Road, a short walk from Twickenham Stadium.
Hounslow Central is the area’s dedicated underground stop. Located in Zone 4 of the underground, the station is part of the Heathrow branch of the Piccadilly Line.