A lyric from The Doors once proclaimed ‘The west is the best…’ and that is certainly how those who reside in West London see it.
It’s generally pretty, there’s plenty of green space, nice schools, a good dollop of culture and it is home to a number of celebrities. And celebrities can’t be wrong, can they? Fortunately, just because a few A-listers call it home, that doesn’t mean it’s overly expensive. Brentford is a great example of where regeneration has transformed a relatively tired part of London without making it exclusive.
Brentford is a place that appeals to families as well as professionals. It’s on the River Thames which gives it a serene and peaceful backdrop but it is well connected too, with National Rail and underground services providing easy access into Central London.
Some of the best serviced apartments in Brentford include:
All of these Brentford serviced apartments, as with any property from TheSqua.re, offer the comforts and facilities of home as standard. They can also come with additional facilities such as disabled access and concierge desks. These details can be asked of the reservation team when booking.
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Many corporate travellers choose to stay on the outskirts of London when visiting the city for business. This is because they don’t necessarily want to be staying on the doorstep of work. It’s nice to be able to get away from the city whilst still being within easy reach of it.
Serviced apartments in Brentford are not only ideally placed for a commute into Central London, they are also perfect when it comes to the demands of the frequent business traveller. Many corporate travellers are now demanding accommodation that’s a little more bespoke to their needs, a private environment that offers a space to work in, but also, just as important, a space to relax in.
This is why the serviced apartments in Brentford offered by TheSqua.re are a perfect solution. The range of mod-cons that are found in every one are the same amenities that any traveller would expect to find in their own home.
In modern times, what travellers don’t have high speed Wi-Fi and a flat screen tv in their home? So why shouldn’t these simple things be expected when travelling?
Some of these apartments can also have other benefits such as a gym, a 24 hour concierge or parking facilities. All of them can boast about being modern, tastefully decorated and ideally placed for public transport. The latter being absolutely essential for all business travellers.
When it comes to planning a destination for a holiday in London, Brentford might not be the first place on anyone’s lips. After all, the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, London Eye or any other of London’s top attractions are not to be found there.
This is actually what makes Brentford a desirable place for holiday accommodation. The above attractions are must sees, but as one might imagine they are incredibly busy and in turn located in equally hectic parts of London.
Sometimes at the end of a long day’s sightseeing it’s nice to be able to get away from the crowds.
Serviced apartments in Brentford give that option more than traditional types of accommodation. It’s all very well going back to a hotel at the end of the day, but a hotel can’t offer the same feeling of privacy that an apartment can. A serviced apartment really is a home from home for all of the time spent away.
The interiors of the apartments offered by TheSqua.re are always tastefully decorated and offer a host of amenities and facilities as standard. This is because despite the fact that every apartment is unique, there also have to go through a strict checklist which dictates a minimum standard. This list doesn’t only dictate the mod-cons, it also dictates things which would be considered standard and mundane in a home, but are a rarity in accommodation such as a traditional hotel room.
These apartments have a living area, something which hotel rooms can usually only provide at a much greater cost. They also provide fully equipped kitchens, something which is generally unheard of in a traditional hotel room.
This provides a self-catering option. Staying in hotel effectively means eating out for every meal, every day of the stay. This can work out incredibly expensive, not to mention extremely unhealthy. A fully equipped kitchen not only gives an opportunity to save money, it also provides a place where holidaymakers can relax and even entertain.
All of this is available in the secure knowledge that the places and sights that a traveller came to see are just a short train ride away.
Brentford is very much a suburban area which can be found to the west of London in the London Borough of Hounslow. Although the residents are proud west Londoners, Brentford itself resided in the Twickenham ’TW’ postcode.
It’s just over 8 miles away from London Charing Cross, the geographical centre of London so although it feels like suburbia it is in fact incredibly close to where the action is.
Brentford was built around its prominence as the terminus for the Grand Junction Canal. It is still part of this waterway but instead of industrial traffic, most of the boats and barges to be found here are for leisure purposes. This has made flats in and around Brentford docks some of the most desirable places to live in the area. Whereas in more industrial times the opposite would have been true!
Brentford is a suburb of London which visitors to the capital might not know a huge amount about.
Here are a few facts about Brentford.
The cost of living in Brentford is very similar to many other suburbs on the outskirts of London. It is expensive compared to most other areas of the UK, but can be seen as relatively reasonably priced when directly compared with Central London.
There are, as with most places, differences in wealth amongst Brentford’s population, this can be seen in the range of housing available in the town. The Butts, Upper Butts, Caxton Mews and the Somerset Road areas are all fairly affluent with larger properties.
The Island is the most sought-after area with terraced housing boasting river view balconies.
Boston Manor Park has some grand old Victorian houses but a lot of these have been converted into reasonably priced and rented flats.
There are plenty of new developments in Brentford and the surrounding area and these vary from modern houses and penthouse apartments to studio flats.
Eating out in Brentford is quite reasonable. This is another advantage of serviced apartments in Brentford. Not only do people have the opportunity to eat out at a quality restaurant at a much more reasonable prices hey can also forego eating out altogether and prepare a cheap meal at home.
It’s all very well picking Brentford as a base for visiting the attractions of Central London, but it’s also worth remembering that Brentford has plenty to offer itself too, as well as being an ideal starting point. Here are some tips as to how to make the most out of staying in Brentford.
Brentford is far enough away from London for people to be able to enjoy a little bit of peace and quiet, but it is certainly close enough to enjoy all of the major attractions and sights. Not only that, Brentford does have its own things to do in and around the area.
Q. What are the most popular landmarks in Brentford?
These may not all be particularly famous outside of Brentford, but they are famed among locals and well worth a look.
Q. What are some free things to do in Brentford?
London is generally expensive so it’s always worth keeping an eye out for some cheaper things to do. Free things are even better.
Q. Are there many excursions to be had from Earls Court?
Brentford is close to the action so there are plenty of days out that can be arranged by using the town as a base. The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are just a short distance away, as is the historic town of Richmond.
For rugby fans, Twickenham Stadium is not far, and if there isn’t a game on then a stadium tour is definitely worthwhile.
Q. What are the most family friendly things to do in Brentford?
Brentford has its own two local museums both of which have plenty to interest children.
The London Museum of Water & Steam is based in the town on the site of an old pumping station. It displays water pumping steam engines which were built between 1820 and 1910.
The Musical Museum houses a huge collection of musical instruments. There are rare pianos and violins on display as well as a restored Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. The museum also doubles as a concert venue, so it’s worth seeing what’s on before a visit.
As already demonstrated, Brentford is a destination too. There’s many things to see and do which are a short stroll or train ride away. Here are a few in the vicinity.
Brentford has some great local eateries, many of which are reasonably priced, ideal for people staying longer term who are looking to budget. Here’s a selection.
The bright lights of the shopping districts of London are just a stone’s throw away. But there are options that are much closer. Here are some examples.
Brentford is well connected to London and is also provides easy access to the west, north and south of England and beyond, as well as access to London Heathrow Airport. Here are some of the transport options in Brentford.
London weather is famously unpredictable. Its reputation as being rather rainy is also largely true.
Although rain can hit at any time and in any season, London weather is usually quite predictable, temperature-wise. It follows a similar weather pattern to western Europe but doesn’t have the extremes. It stays fairly mild in winter and fairly cool in summer. That doesn’t mean there’s not the occasional freezing cold or boiling hot day.
The best way to approach the London weather is with waterproofs and layers to ensure not being caught out.