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Top five things to do in Hounslow

Top five things to do in Hounslow - Charter Place

Famous its close proximity to the second busiest airport in the world, the London suburb of Hounslow is packed full of lots of things to see and do. Whether you’re looking to catch up with local culture, sample a variety of cuisines from around the world or get lost in picture perfect green spaces, Hounslow boasts an abundance of must-see attractions for both residents and visitors to take advantage of.

Living at Charter Place puts you in the prime location to enjoy everything that Hounslow has to offer as you’re just a short walk, tube trip or drive away from all the action. We’ve picked out the top five most beautiful locations, the most exhilarating experiences, and the finest culture for those of you lucky enough to call Hounslow your home.

Tour the London Museum of Water & Steam

Founded in 1975, the London Museum of Water & Steam is one of London’s most significant Victorian visitor attractions. The museum gives guests the opportunity to learn more about London’s water supply, view stationary water pumping engines and explore the Grade I and II listed buildings that house the museum. It has a range of hands on experiences for you to enjoy, along with a special Splash Zone designed specifically for children. On selected dates, you can also hop on the narrow-gauge railway where you can see a fantastic collection of stationary engines and take in the local surroundings.

Visit Hounslow Urban Farm

Recognised as one of London’s largest community farms, Hounslow Urban Farm has a large selection of domestic and exotic animals, including pigs, rabbits, ducks, alpacas, peacocks, and snakes. Covering 29 acres, the farm offers an opportunity for close interaction with a variety of animals, with visitors able to enjoy daily activities such as owl-flying displays and animal handling sessions. The farm also has a souvenir shop on site and a cafe which serves a range of food and beverages.

Top five things to do in Hounslow

Explore Hounslow Heath

Recognised for its great historical importance, Hounslow Heath is a local nature reserve and is the last remnant of the vast heath that once covered the area. Dating back to the Norman times, Hounslow Heath has been used for a variety of purposes, including Royal hunting grounds, Military camps and even the hideout of highwaymen and women. Today, Hounslow Heath is a popular nature conservation and recreation area, perfect for bird watching and spotting wildlife and when you’re in the mood to enjoy the great outdoors.

Shop at Treaty Shopping Centre

Charter Place is ideally located just a short walk away from Treaty Shopping Centre, the prime shopping location in Hounslow.

Offering a range of independent retailers and high street favourites, Treaty Shopping Centre also has a selection of places to eat, along with a choice of salons for when you’re in need of a spot of pampering.

Top five things to do in Hounslow

Explore Osterley Park

Originally a Tudor mansion, Osterley Park House and Gardens is set in an extensive park and farmland complete with 18th-century gardens and neo-classical garden buildings. Owned and maintained by the National Trust, members and visitors can take a tour around the magnificent building and enjoy the gentle landscape the retreat has to offer. What’s more, you can also bring your dog along to be part of the fun!

To discover more about some of our recommended attractions in Hounslow and further information about local hotspots, speak to your Community Manager or visit the Charter Place website.

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