Ruislip Lido - London Borough of Hillingdon

Ruislip Lido - London Borough of Hillingdon


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 village

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

Harmondsworth village.

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 lock

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

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


Outdoor activities

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.

Harefield village

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.

Arts entertainment

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


Country parks

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).

Harmondsworth Moor

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

Colnbrook By-pass.


Golf courses

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 or

telephone the council’s Economic Partnership

Manager on 01895 277345, email

Produced by London Borough of Hillingdon March 2007. Job Ref: 8890



Harefield village



Uxbridge town centre

Cowley lock



Managed by

British Airways Plc

Harmondsworth village

Ruislip Woods



Slough, Reading



Ruislip Lido

Normal Leddy



Lake Farm

Country Park


Country Park

CIP in partnership with

Hounslow and Hillingdon






Central London

Willowtree marina

Hillingdon Trail

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,

This map is based upon Ordnance Survey material with permission of Ordnance

Survey on behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office

© Crown copyright. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may

lead to prosecution or civil proceedings. LBH Hillingdon 100019283 2006

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