Uxbridge Travel Guide

  • Tube sign, Uxbridge, UK.
    Tube sign, Uxbridge, UK.
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  • Tube station, Uxbridge, UK.
    Tube station, Uxbridge, UK.
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  • Tube station, Uxbridge, UK.
    Tube station, Uxbridge, UK.
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Uxbridge Things to Do

  • More than just a jumping off point.

    I would not normally write a tip about a Tube station as a thing to do, I would be more likely to add it as a bit of a footnote to a transportation tip and, to be honest, I don't know why I have so often made this omission. Many of them are superb examples of the architectural styles of their times, designed by famous top architects of the day....

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  • Carry on Camping

    Someone I know around these parts claims that the very famous scene from "Carry on Camping" where Babs Windsor's bra 'pings' into the face of Kenneth Williams during morning exercises at the 'Paradise Campsite' was filmed in her back Garden.I have been unable to prove this claim (despite looking at the scene many time for such purposes). The...

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  • Visiting the local park - Fassnidge Park

    After about 10 years of living in both Uxbridge and nearby Ickenham, I finally decided to visit the park located nearest my home. I have lived there for about 4 years and this was my first visit to Fassnidge Park. It is a park with -skate board parktennis courtsbowling greenbandstandvarious memorialschildrens playgroundrefreshment kioskIt is quite...

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  • Lynch Green and the martyrs' memorial

    Three protestant men were burnt at the stake at Lynch Green in 1555 due to their beliefs - the cemetery that was in operation between 1576 to 1855 had a memorial erected in their memory. It still is visible to those who pass it to this day.

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  • Rockingham Recreation Ground

    This is another green space within the Uxbridge town centre area. It is pleasant enough, although has nothing really to offer apart from the grass and football pitches.

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  • St Margaret's Church

    The church is located in the middle of Uxbridge High Street and a church has been on the site since the 7th century. The current structure has elements which date back to c1240.There has been a series of additions and alterations over the years and since the 1820s, this has been the Uxbridge Parish Church.The point to note is that the Church Hall...

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  • Alderglade Nature Reserve

    Even though I have lived in my street for some years, I had never really sought any answers to what is located at the bottom of the street. It turns out to be a Nature Reserve, managed by the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust.Some years ago, I did walk through it from the opposite side of the reserve - lots of tree and reeds.Pleasant experience I...

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  • Grand Union canal

    Just a few hundred yards from the town centre lies the Grand Union Canal.The canal links the centre of London with Birmingham, and therefore provides some good walks in either direction.In the middle of Uxbridge it may not be at it's most picturesque, but there are a couple of reasonable pubs that look out over the water.Just follow the...

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  • Shopping, shopping and more shopping

    The main activity around here appears to be the act of conspicuous consumption.To try and brighten up this experience one of the two shopping centres employed a couple of minimum wage layabouts to dispense eggs at easter-time.The bunny did his job well but the six foot pussycat seemed far more interested in chatting to 16 year chavvy girls in short...

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  • Bronzed dog and friends

    I had an hour being wheeled about some place called Uxbridge in April 2006.We came across this dog, child and woman in the centre of the main street.Dad said it was called 'anticipation', so i waited for something to happen...but nothing did.

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  • The most interesting feature of...

    Yes, found it ! Something mildly interesting in Uxbridge town centre.Uxbridge looks rather similar to countless medium sized towns across Britain with the same chainsof shops and the same truculent youth littering the place.At least Uxbridge has kept its 'proper' red Telephone boxes.

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  • Statue in the middle of the town

    This little statue of a dog, gaunt woman and even more emaciated child is apparantly called 'anticipation'. Perhaps they are anticipating someone knocking the whole town down and building something decent.

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Uxbridge Hotels

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  • Red Lion Hotel

    Royal Lane, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB83Q

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Devere Venues Denham Grove

    Tilehouse Lane, Denham, UB9 5DU, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

  • Debden Guest House

    When i came into the UK, i'd chosen this hotel.. Being close to my university, it provided me a...

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Uxbridge Restaurants

  • That touch of France you always need

    The food is a mix, but basically French. There are quite a diverse range of items on the menu from mussels to kangaroo. Good service, excellent food and they even take Amex!There are a number of areas in Auberge to eat and drink - there is a bar, a restaurant, an upstairs function area and the outside seating area well frequented in from easter...

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  • Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

    I enjoy having a light lunch here, the staff are friendly and the service is fast. They even sell Coke, chilled in the glass bottle. Located next door to the entrance of the cinema is an added benefit.They have split the restaurant into smoking and non smoking areas. There is even an oustide area in the summer. Pizza oddly enough!

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  • By the canal....

    Interesting bar, eatery and function room. The establishment is located on the waterside and is well frequented by locals and others.For a number of years, our office has held an annual quiz night at The Waters Edge. These have been good fun and always very entertaining.However, after having operated a tab as part of the evening I discovered that...

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  • Where I used to get my hair cut!

    I called in for a coffee and cake after a lunch in a nearby pub. This was in fact where I used to get my hair cut. I even sat in the spot where I used to be attended to by my barber, Mark (who now works across the street in another barber's shop).It is a apleasant enough place, staff are good and coffee is also as good. I had an Americano and an...

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  • A saturday afternoon pub lunch

    I called in to The Fig Tree for lunch on a Saturday afternoon - it was busy outside, and inside there were a few people eating, however most of the customers inside were standing at the bar. The word "regulars" seems to be the best description.The staff were freindly and the service was good. It was also reasonably cheap - less than £7.00 for my...

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  • A may bank holiday lunch stop

    A pleasant enough visit - I had a burger, which was fine, but not what I would opt for next time.pleasant surroundings and quite busy.

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  • Sunday Lunch

    This was an impromptu stop for something to eat one May Bank Holiday weekend. It was a reasonably good menu. the staff were quite professional, students I think. It was a fairly young crowd of customers. the burgers and enchiladas were good.

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  • Give everything a try - the most...

    A converted timber-framed pub on the Oxford Road (No 74), it has absolutely everything for a great dining experience.Decor is wonderful (in a contemporary sense) and the food significantly different from the mainstream fare. Just as importantly, the management and staff are incredibly friendly and since our first visit some 6 years ago, the quality...

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  • Down by the Willowtree Marina

    This is a pleasant place to visit and have lunch. The staff are professional and there is a good menu too! Again I should say it is not strcitly speaking in Uxbridge, but in Yeading which is another location within the London Borough of Hillingdon. try the duck and chicken breast on leaves as a starter.

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  • All the way from China

    I have both eaten in the restaurant and have also had a takeaway meal. The atmosphere in the restaurant is good, and the staff very friendly. The restaurant opened earlier this year, but sadly does not seem to be at all busy - I and some friends visited it last night and discovered that our small number (3 plus baby) increased the number of...

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  • The wilds of Harefield

    This was recommended by several of my colleagues. It was an excellent place to visit for lunch (or dinner) it is always busy, so reservations are necessary.The staff are friendly and the menu is excellent.It is still within the London Borough of Hillingdon, though not quite Uxbridge. The views from the car park and restaurant are stunning. Sticky...

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  • One of many good restaurants

    This is an excellent restaurant located near to the town centre but at the same time not so close as to be used by everyone. In fact the restaurant is not in Uxbridge but in Denham, however it seems to be located right on the border of the London Borough of Hillingdon and Buckinghamshire.The food is excellent and the staff are professional and...

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Uxbridge Nightlife

  • Pubs of Uxbridge #3

    Typical of the chain - not too much atmosphere but gets very busyOne of the few town centre pubs to have a pool table.As with many other Hogshead pubs in the area have now been changed to a Slug and Lettuce. In many ways not a lot else has changed

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  • Pubs of Uxbridge #1

    Originally the old police station, now a theme pub in the Greene King chainGets very busy with a young and lively crowd at weekends, but the music is very loud.In summer the garden is one of the best in central Uxbridge - but very crowdedNow under new management and a different name.Went here once and was pretty disgusted by the level of service,...

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  • Pubs of Uxbridge #4

    Newest addition to the drinking places in Uxbridge.Definitely a bar rather than a pub, but has a nice atmosphere and is a bit less frantic than most of the other pubs at the weekends. Still gets very busy though.Menu is more interesting than most

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Uxbridge Transportation

  • End of the Line.

    I am well aware that there was a settlement in Uxbridge long before the late 19th / early 20th century but what really brought it to where it is now was the development of the Railway which metamorphosed into the Tube (Underground / subway) over time. Uxbridge is now well-served for Tube services being a terminus station on both the Metropolitan...

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  • The Transport Hub

    The London Underground services of Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines terminate at Uxbridge Station. This is located in the heart of the town centre and immediately next to it is the bus station/terminus.The buses take you further into the London Borough of Hillingdon, Buckinghamshire, Ealing, Southall and so on. The buses also travel to main rail...

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  • On the outskirts of London

    Uxbridge lies just inside the M25, and gives the appearance of a medium sized provincial town. Except that is for one vital difference - it lies right on the end of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly tube lines. As such it is very easily connected to central London. And Acton.

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Uxbridge Shopping

  • Seasonal Shopping

    This event has been held for several years - however there does seem to be a concern each year about it. However it is a reasonable event and the stalls do sell a wide range of interesting foodstuffs and other goods.

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  • The older centre

    This is a long existing shopping centre or mall, it is also home to a historic Uxbridge market. It is open 7 days per week - however, the shops have very varied opening hours.I am a frequent visitor, sadly earlier today (22.01.2011) I was told off for taking a photograph of the front doors of the hairdresser I had just visited, to use on VT. I was...

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  • The newer centre

    This is a newer shopping centre or mall - it has a wide selction of shops and is split over two floors - also has access to an Odeon multiplex cinema.There are many well known shops and cafes - Debenhams, Starbucks, Boots, Next, Riverisland, Republic, FCUK, GAP, Madhouse and many others. Food available from McDonalds, BHS, Giordiano, and...

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Uxbridge Off The Beaten Path

  • Pinewood studios

    What do these films have in common ?Dr No The Carry On Series The Red Shoes Mission Impossible Entrapment Chitty, Chitty Bang, Bang The Fifth Element Interview With a Vampire Eyes Wide Shut Answer ? They were all made at Pinewood studios, just a few miles from Uxbridge. All the Carry-on films plus other blockbusters have had at least part of the...

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  • Art Deco Supermarket (Grade 1)

    At Perivale on the A40 heading out of London, just before Uxbridge, lies this impressive pile. If you happen to be taking this road out towards Oxford (and onto the M40) then look out for the Hoover building. Built in the 1930's, it was the head office and distribution centre for Hoover products. For the rather mundane task of sending out vacuum...

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  • Interesting Stain Glass Windows

    The windows are located in the London Underground Uxbridge Station. It does seem quite out of context but is worth looking at if you use the station.

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