Uxbridge town centre
Uxbridge is among the top ten shopping
destinations in London when it comes to
spending. Plenty of big name stores are in
The Chimes and The Mall Pavilions
shopping centres, while historic Windsor
Street and the Market House have a
number of independent shops.
Every Wednesday a craft market is held in
The Mall Pavilions, offering a host of
different arts and crafts to suit every taste.
Directions: All the main bus routes and the
Metropolitan and Piccadilly underground lines
serve Uxbridge, and there are various
multi-storey car parks within the town centre.
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Harmondsworth is a small village steeped
in history situated close to Heathrow
Airport. It has charming pubs and village
shops, as well as a 12th century church and
a 14th century great barn, two of the finest
buildings in the area.
Directions: Harmondsworth village is close
to the M25 and M4 motorways. From
junction 4 M4 follow the A3044/Holloway
Lane towards Harmondsworth, go over two
mini roundabouts, at third one take exit
The nearest tube station is Heathrow
terminals 1, 2 & 3 then Bus U3 (10 mins
from Heathrow or 20 mins from West
Drayton mainline station).
Cowley boasts a number of charming
areas including Little Britain Lake, popular
with anglers and inhabited by a variety of
wildfowl. Cowley Lock on the Grand Union
Canal is a prime conservation area and
home to several waterside pubs and
From here you can cruise away from
London on the Grand Union canal or River
Thames, or pass through London on the
Paddington Arm and Regents canals.
Directions: Situated near Uxbridge on the
Grand Union canal at its junction with the
Slough Arm. Accessible by road from the
M40, M4 and M25 (A408 Cowley directional
signs), 25 mins by train from central London
then 222 bus from West Drayton or
Uxbridge, and only 15 mins from Heathrow
Airport by taxi.
Willowtree Marina is on the site of
Willowtree Wharf, one of many once found
along the Paddington Branch of the Grand
Union Canal. The marina offers moorings
for boats, film locations, water events,
opportunities for wildlife photography and
canal side dining.
Directions: From the A312 Hayes By-pass
(joined via junction 3 M4, A4020 Uxbridge
Road or A40) at the Willow Tree Lane
roundabout follow sign to Yeading Tesco
(Willow Tree Marina). Bus E6 or taxi from
Hayes & Harlington station.
Willowtree Marina, West Quay Drive,
Yeading, Middlesex, UB4 9TB
Telephone: 020 8841 6585
Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre
(HOAC) is a lively water sports and activity
centre ideal for individuals and groups. It’s
situated at a 45-acre lake in an idyllic rural
setting west of Uxbridge.
Directions: Take the A40/M40 (M25 J16) to
the Swakeley’s Road roundabout, signed
towards Ickenham. At the next small
roundabout turn left into Harvil Road. Cross
the railway bridge and go downhill, then up
and to the left. Just before the bend turn left
into Dews Lane and the centre is at the end.
By U9 bus from Uxbridge tube station (bus
will stop on request at Dews Lane), or taxi
from Ickenham tube station.
HOAC, Dews Lane, Harvil Road,
Harefield, Middlesex, UB9 6JN
Telephone: 01895 824171 Fax: 01895 824273
Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve is
Harefield retains its rural character and is
Hillingdon has a lively programme of arts
700 acres of ancient woodland that once
centred around an award-winning village
provided timber for the building of Windsor 7 and entertainment throughout the year.
green. The village boasts a number of A Music, drama and shows are performed in C
Ruislip Woods Ruislip and Lido
Castle and the great battleships of the
past. Today the woods offer a quiet haven
for recreation from walking to horse riding.
Ruislip Lido, a 60-acre lake with sandy
beaches and a narrow gauge railway around
it, is set on the edge of Ruislip woods.
Directions: Ruislip tube station is on the
Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan and
Piccadilly lines. H13 and the 331 bus routes
stop close by Ruislip lido and the woods. Two
roads, Ducks Hill Road (A4180) and Breakspear
Road North, cross Ruislip Woods NNR.
antique shops and pubs. Each year it holds
ANZAC days in remembrance of
servicemen who died at Harefield Hospital
during World War One.
Directions: The local underground stations
are Northwood, Rickmansworth or Uxbridge
(20 minutes by car or taxi), all of which have
regular services from central London. The
following bus routes serve Harefield: R1,
331 and U9.
a number of venues. Open-air events
include a carnival and arts festival as well
as craft shows.
A1 Winston Churchill Hall, Manor Farm Site,
Pinn Way, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7QL
What’s On in Ruislip website:
A2 The Cow Byre Gallery, Manor Farm,
Bury Street, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7SU
Fortnightly exhibitions throughout the
year. Telephone: 01895 678800
A3 Compass Theatre & Arts Centre, Glebe
Avenue, Ickenham, Middlesex, UB10 8PD
Telephone: 01895 673 200
A4 Bigfest Hillingdon Street Arts Festival,
October each year
A5 The Beldam Gallery, Brunel University,
Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH
Telephone: 01895 266074
A6 Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes,
Middlesex, UB3 2UE
Telephone: 020 8561 8371
A7 Hayes Carnival, Barra Hall Park, July
each year. Contact: Hayes Town Centre
Manager. Telephone: 020 8813 7733
Minet Country Park
A 90-acre park four miles from Heathrow
Airport. Rich in wildlife, there are indoor
nature-based activities as well as water
features, pathways and a cycle track. For
details contact Hillingdon Council’s green
spaces team on 01895 250635.
C1 Minet Country Park, Springfield Road,
Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0LT
Directions Bus: 207, 607 and 427 (alight at
bus stop nearest Hayes MFI store on the
Uxbridge Road. Rail: Hayes & Harlington and
bus E6, 90 or 140. Car park at main entrance
to park (on right of Springfield Road, adjacent
to Guru Nanak Schools).
The park has been created on 260 acres of
reclaimed land near Heathrow Airport and
contains meadows, rivers, lakes and
ponds. It has 70, 000 newly-planted trees
and several miles of new paths and
bridleways. There are also picnic and
children's areas. Access to the community
learning and parkland visitor centre can
be booked by prior arrangement.
Further information from the Help Desk
Telephone: 020 8738 500
C2 Harmondsworth Moor, Accommodation
Lane, Harmondsworth, UB7 0PD
Directions: Bus H30 directly to British Airways
Waterside (12 mins from Heathrow Airport
Piccadilly tube) or U3 to A3044 Hatch Lane.
Accessible by road A4 Bath Road or A4
The borough boasts four council owned
golf courses, each with its own distinct
character and facilities. You will be
welcome whether you are a beginner,
someone who wants to brush up on his or
her skills or a seasoned player. The
courses are open throughout the year and
hire out clubs and other equipment if
needed. There is also a professional on
hand at each course to show you the finer
points of the game. All four clubhouses
include a golf shop, a licensed bar and a
good choice of food.
G1 Haste Hill Golf Course
Telephone: 01923 825224
G2 Ruislip Golf Course
Telephone: 01895 638835
(golf course & pro shop)
Telephone: 01895 638081
(clubhouse & driving range)
G3 Stockley Park Golf Course
Telephone: 020 8813 5700
G4 Uxbridge Golf Course
Telephone: 01895 237287 (golf course)
Telephone: 01895 272457 (restaurant & bar)
The London Borough of Hillingdon is just 14
miles from London and with Heathrow
Airport within its boundaries is literally the
gateway to the UK.
It’s also where town and country meet.
Hillingdon includes 800 acres of woodland,
country parks, fields and farms while several
rivers and the Grand Union Canal run
through the area.
Uxbridge shopping centre is one of the topten
shopping centres in London. There is a
variety of restaurants, both here and
throughout the borough.
Medieval churches, pubs linked to the English
Civil War, and an underground operations
room for the Battle of Britain are just some of
Hillingdon’s historic landmarks.
The borough also boasts picturesque villages,
such as Harefield and Harmondsworth, four
18-hole golf courses, Ruislip Lido, theatres
and arts centres.
Uxbridge Lido, a multi-million pound indoor
swimming pool and leisure complex, is soon
to be built next to the 1930s open-air pool,
which is to be restored and reopened.
In addition to the airport, UK motorways, the
national rail network and London
Underground are all easily accessible locally.
Visitors to Hillingdon can expect a warm
welcome and can find plenty to interest them
whether they only have a few hours to spend
or plan on staying longer.
For more information
Please see www.hillingdon.gov.uk or
telephone the council’s Economic Partnership
Manager on 01895 277345, email
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Uxbridge town centre
British Airways Plc
CIP in partnership with
Hounslow and Hillingdon
This is a 20 mile path through Hillingdon's countryside
from Cranford in the south east to Harefield in the
north west. It has the Seal of Approval from the
London Walking Forum for high standards.
For further information or for a leaflet please contact
the Green Spaces Admin Team on 01895 250635, or
Green Flag sites
The Green Flag Award is the national standard for
good and excellent parks and other green spaces, and
is presented annually. Further details of the green flag
accredited sites in Hillingdon can be found on the
Green Flag website, www.greenflagaward.org.uk
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lead to prosecution or civil proceedings. LBH Hillingdon 100019283 2006