Located 10 miles from London Charing Cross and touching Heathrow airport [LINK], Hounslow’s main source of economic survival has always been transport. In the Middle Ages foot and horse traffic traveling between London and the West Country brought weary travelers to rest in the village. Between the 17th and 19th centuries it was the stagecoach services that brought prosperity to the growing town. Today, Heathrow provides jobs, both on airport and in related industries to many local people.
The centre of Hounslow is pedestrianised and has a shopping centre known as the Treaty Centre, which includes multiple stores with a mix of shops, cafes and the Hounslow local library. The town centre is currently undergoing major re-development with the first stage currently being built. Plans include apartments, a supermarket and cinema to be built in the vicinity of the post office.
Day trips from Hounslow include Thorpe Park, a huge theme park 5 miles away in Chertsey, Windsor Castle is 6.7 miles away and Hampton Court is also 6.7 miles away. Richmond, with its beautiful riverside pubs and Kew, with its botanical gardens, are also close by.
Hounslow is also a good option for business travelers visiting industrial parks in Feltham, Sunbury and surrounding areas or a cheaper option to hotels in London. You can reach Hounslow by the Piccadilly line from central London (Hounslow Central tube station) or Heathrow, National rail services from Hounslow railway station. The N9 night bus will take you to and from Heathrow airport.