Brentford Travel Guide

  • Syon House
    Syon House
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    two towers at the front of Syon House
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Brentford Things to Do

  • 1642 THE BATTLE OF BRENTFORD

    2,000 parliamentarian soldiers held off 12,000 royalists but the Parliamentary horseman fled back to London when they heard the cannon fire from the enemy and the Parliamentarian foot soldiers were forced back to Brentford Bridge. in the end the royalists overpowered the Parliamentarians who sank their own barges to avoid them falling in to enemy...

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  • SYON HOUSE and

    Syon House is still owned by the Duke of Northumberland and is located in Syon Park. The tudor house has been there since late 16th century but was remodelled in the 1760's and the wonderful domed conservatory was constructed in the 1820's. The house is open for the public on Wed, Thurs and Sun from March to October from 11 am - 5 pm. The gardens...

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  • GILLETTE CORNER

    Gillette Corner has been a famous landmark in London since 1930 when the European headquarters of Gillette was situated here. The tower was designed by Banister Fletch and was constructed from brick with a four faced neon illuminated clock at the top which could be seen from miles around back then.Unfortunately the Gillette building is going to be...

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  • BOSTON MANOR PARK

    The park is one of the ancient manors of Middlesex with the 1622 Jacobean Manor House still standing. The park is open daily from 8 am to dusk and as well as having a children's playground it has tennis courts, a basketball court and a cafeteria and a nature trail.The park hosts the annual Brentford Festival, as well as a car boot sale on the first...

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  • GUNNERSBURY PARK

    The park was purchased from the Rothschild family and was open in 1926 to the public. I am afraid i did not have time to explore the park thoroughly but i enjoyed what i saw, and will return soon should i have enough time to do the place justice. The colour of the trees in Autumn was exceptionally beautiful, as i wandered past the Potamac Pond....

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  • swimming and other sports

    Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre is located just off the A4 near Kew Bridge. Besides swimming there is badminton, short tennis, basketball, gym, 5-a-side football and Zumba classes (exercise). There is also a cafe and a new room for indoor cycling.Open Mon-Fri 6.30-22.00 Sat, Sun 8.00- 18.00

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  • EARLY ENGINEERING

    The Steam Museum at Brentford is worth a visit if you are prepared to pay the £15 admission fee. It is located in the High St, not far from Kew Bridge. It is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to $pm and this year, around New Year they will be starting up some of the engines so good time to take the kids. The building was erected in the 19th century...

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  • LIKE MUSIC, VISIT THE MUSEUM

    The Music Museum is located in Brentford High Street in a fairly new building, and contains one of the world's foremost collections of automatic musical instruments, Entrance fee is £8 and children under 16 are free provided they are accompanied by an adult. On show are tiny clockwork boxes up to the mighty Wurlitzer. Not only is it a museum but it...

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  • St Georges Church and Church School

    On Brentford High Street you will find St. Georges Church which seems to have fallen in a state of disrepair. the chapel was built here in 1762, followed by the church in 1828, which was rebuilt in 1867 and the tower added in 1913. Next door to the church was the church school which was built in 1876. It looks as if it has been left idle for many...

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  • WATERMANS ART CENTRE

    This is located on the side of the river but there is talk of it being transferred to a different location. From the building you can get a really good view of the river and a nearby park as well as the Steam Museum. The Watermans has a cinema, theatre and exhibition as well as other events taking place.

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  • Brent River Park Walk

    From Brentford Bridge you can take the Brent River Park Walk, a 6 1/2 mile jaunt from here to Perrivale along muddy paths by the river so come prepared. Expect to take 3 hours maximum.

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  • The Thames Walk

    The Thames Walk is a footpath that starts in the Cotswolds at the source of the river and ends up at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich, passing by meadows, villages, historic towns, then passing through Central London. As it passes through Brentford the path will sometimes be beside the river but often the path will be by the side of the main street....

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Brentford Hotels

  • Holiday Inn London Brentford Lock

    High Street, Brentford, London, TW8 8JZ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Premier Inn London Kew

    52 High Street, Brentford - Middlesex, London, TW8 0BB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Travelodge London Kew Bridge

    North Road, High Street, Brentford, London, TW8 0BD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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