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    The association was set up by MP, Samuel Gurney in 1859 to provide free drinking water for residents added the cattle troughs in 1867 to provide for animal welfare. During the 19th century there were 9 water companies in London and a lot of the water was contaminated producing a cholera epidemic so the association provided free drinking water that...


    The Blenheim Centre is just not a car park, and supermarket as there is a gym, a children's play area and a good Indian restaurant that serves all-you-can-eat-curry for around £14. Easy to park your car here to access Hounslow High Street and the Treaty Shopping Centre.

  • MILESTONE---188 years old

    There are not so many milestones left in London these days but one can be seen along the London Road which indicates that Hounslow is 1 mile away and London is 9 miles. The distance of 9 miles would be the exact distance to the statue of Charles I which is located on the SE corner of Trafalgar Square. Obviously this milestone has been moved...


    The park is 5 minute walk from Hounslow West Tube Station and probably the only green area in this part of Hounslow. The facilities include a children's play area, tennis courts, basketball and soccer area. Open 8 am to dusk

  • houses with wooden beams

    There is a rather nice looking set of houses and businesses on the junction of Lampton Rd and the A4 which still have the original oak beams in place. I was under the impression theta it was merely concrete painted black but on close inspection you could see where they had been nailed together and the wear on the wood.


    Around 1200 BC a Trinitarian Friary was established where the present day church stands today., but at the time of the disillusion of the monasteries it was the richest friary in the country which eventually evolved in to the Holy Trinity Church. In 1961 the church was rebuilt as it had been destroyed by arsonists (2 schoolboys)


    Many people are too busy shopping in the High Street to stop and admire the building above the entrance to the Treaty Centre. It seems to have been kept in its original condition and is a joy to look at along side the modern shops.


    The Bell pub used to be by the old toll gates which supported the upkeep of the roads. At this famous old Junction the present day Staines Rd which follows the old Roman Rd from London to Exeter while Bath Rd led to Bristol. Read the sign in the attached photo for more information.

  • Try the weekend market at Hounslow West

    Every Saturday there is a weekend market in the Hounslow West Tube Station car park. saturday the stalls are there all day but on Sunday most stallholders will pack up around lunchtime. besides clothes, tools,electrical goods, meat stall, vegetable stall and a variety of other goods for sale there are second hand goods (not such a good quality in...


    Usually you will find various stalls in the High Street and sometimes other activities. today i found a couple of guys from Peru playing traditional music, a kid's ride and to top it off there were 7 or 8 food stalls selling paella, polish meals, jerky and Indian food (i believe the food stalls are only there each year when they switch on the Xmas...

  • stroll in the park

    Lampton Park is one of the largest parks in West London and used to be a trading centre in the old days. Now there are many paths, trees and opportunities to play games in the soccer fields, putting ground. The trees are particular beautiful in the autumn with the colourful leaves. There are many benches and open grassland for folks to relax. I...


    The world Rugby Museum can be visited at Twickenham, the home of English rugby and covers the history of the game from the 19th century to the present day. There are many photographs and other memorabelia, up to 10,000 objects. Entry to the museum is £7, but if you want a stadium tour too then you can do both for £15. The museum is open Tuesday...


    When strolling back from Twickenham rugby ground i came across this impressive building which is called Kneller Hall, and is the headquarters of the Royal Military School of Music. There is also a military music museum which displays documents and manuscripts as well as woodwind, string, brass and percussion instruments from all over the world. The...


    Hounslow West is underneath the flight path for planes landing at Heathrow and from many areas you can see the planes just a few hundred feet above you. I never cease to gaze in awe at the giant birds slowly descending to the runway and each time look up to see if i can recognise the airline that the plane is representing. Today, as i walked along...


    Hounslow Heath Local Nature Reserve is quite a popular place for joggers and nature lovers which has a total of 5 hectares of heathland. It is a highly urbanised area but the heath has many footpaths for strolling around. As well as heathland there is woodland, scrub, grassland, wetland and wildflower meadows. The Heath dates back to Norman times.


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Hounslow Restaurants

  • if you want spicy, emphasize it.

    I popped into this pub the other day after jumping off the bus from Kingston. I had a set lunch of tom yum chicken and red chicken curry which set me back £8. It was fine but not as spicy as i desired. The menu was limited and most dishes are £6-8. I would come back again but make it clear that i like at Phet mak mak, very hot.


    I did not actually try this place but i did go inside to inquire about the buffet and if i am pout late one night i will give it a shot. The restaurant was simple and the staff that i talked to seemed friendly enough.

  • stuff yourself

    The Real China is worth a visit if you are real hungry. It has a Chinese buffet at lunchtime from £4 and evening buffet at £7. Not the best Chinese food (but pretty good) that i have eaten but you get your fill at a good price. There are about 30 different plates on offer including chips for those of us who are not so keen on rice! Update-- Just...


    I have popped in the place a few times as i walked by and treated myself to a small bag of chips, which is actually quite a big bag. £1.50 and i was stuffed.

  • Vietnamese and Peking cuisine

    I have eaten here on previous trips but not on my present trip. However the food is delicious and if you go for the all--you-can-eat you will leave the restaurant extremely satisfied. Vietnamese, Pekingese and Thai meals are available here from this family run business, so you have value for money, good quality food and friendly staff, what more do...

  • burger, chips and a pint

    Today i popped in to the Honeycombe for a quick lunch of burger, fries and a pint of bitter which cost £4.99. Although nothing special it was filling and warmed me up on a cold day. I notice that they had kids meals for a £1 on Mondays and Tuesdays. The pub was part of a chain called Hungry Horse and showed live sports events and had a garden...

  • good food on opening day

    I tried this Indian Vegetarian Restaurant the day after it opened, had a veg curry, service was good and the price reasonably cheap.


    I popped into this Indian Vegetarian Restaurant for lunch and enjoyed a very good curry. Dishes range from £2 up to £4.75 on their extensive menu. Naan breads and rice range from 75 p to £1.50. Curry

  • try indian

    I just want to mention that if you cross the road from Hounslow West Station and turn to your right you will come across up to 10 Indian Restaurants including vegetarian ones. I have had take aways from a few of them and all have been excellent. There are also 2 or 3 Indian Sweet/cake shops too, but i am afraid too sweet for me!


Hounslow Nightlife


    If you fancy some bingo playing then go to Gala Bingo. You have to be a member but you can sign up straight away. There is a canteen in the hall as well as game machines. Look out for special promos. Night sessions cost £10 to play casual

  • performing arts

    This theatre is located in the Treaty Centre, next to the library and has a seating capacity of 280 only and throughout the year it hosts dance shows, live music , plays and more. George Melly, the Bachelors and Barry Crier have all appeared there.Call 08454562796 for information regarding performances.

  • good beer and good food

    Yates's is still a popular place with a steady turnover of customers at lunchtime, as well as Karaoke on Thursdays, DJ on Fridays and Saturdays and a quiz night on Sundays.


Hounslow Shopping


    In a space of a few hundred metre i saw 4 Polish Grocery Stores that were selling canned food, cheeses, soups etc but what is really good are the cured meats and sausages which are not too common in English butchers. Try the Keilbasa sausage, Kiszka, Bockwurst, or Knockwurst.

  • shopping mall

    The Treaty Centre is the shopping mall with such stores as Debenhams, various boutiques, shoe shops and mobile phone shops as well as the library. Also a good cafe by the entrance at the eastern end.

  • books

    If you are in search of reading material check the books out at the charity shops of the The British Heart Foundation or the Cancer Research Shop. You should find some books in good condition hidden away among the shelves and your money goes towards helping others. £2-3


Hounslow Local Customs

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    by davidjo Written Nov 29, 2012

    I don't know if this should be in customs or not but it is certainly becoming common for a pub to close down and a supermarket chain such as Tesco, Sainsbury, Morrison takes over and opens up a small branch. There are 12 pubs a week in Britain that are closing down, two in my local area have become stores.

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Hounslow Sports & Outdoors


    Twickenham is the home of English Rugby and you may wish to attend a match during the autumn/spring season when England will play there several times. As well as international games there are university matches, Harlequins and even women's rugby. Rolling Stones, U2 and a host of other supergroups have played concerts there. Believe it or not the...


    Twickenham is the home of English Rugby and you may wish to attend a match during the autumn/spring season when England will play there several times. As well as international games there are university matches, Harlequins and even women's rugby. Rolling Stones, U2 and a host of other supergroups have played concerts there. Believe it or not the...

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