Attractions in Heathrow
Far from being a quiet suburb, Heathrow offer plenty to do. Here are the top things to do in Heathrow:
- Chiswick House: Heathrow is located a short distance away from some of West London’s most scenic public gardens. Chiswick House is a Palladian villa in Burlington Lane, West London. Perhaps the finest example of Neo-Palladian architecture left in London, the house was designed by Lord Burlington and was completed in 1792. The house and gardens occupy 65.1 acres- the garden is one of the earliest examples of British landscape gardening.
- Richmond Park: Although central London is a short distance away on the Heathrow Express, the suburb of Richmond upon Thames warrants further exploration due to its scenic parks. London’s largest Royal Park, Richmond Park, stretches over 2,500 acres and contains everything free roaming deer, ornate bridges, landscaped shrubbery and exotic plants and flowers.
- Walpole Park: The nearby Ealing contains a variety of green spaces. Pitzanger Manor House is situated on the grounds of Walpole Park, an urban public open space owned by the London Borough of Ealing Council.
- Matlock Lodge: This is located opposite Walpole park and is the home of the Questors Theatre. Questors Theatre is recognised as the largest amateur playhouse in Europe, having accrued a reputation of delivering professional level performances.
- Theatres everywhere: Hillingdon, the borough in which Heathrow is situated, owns four theatres, the Winston Churchill Theatre and Hall, the Beck Theatre in Hayes, the Compass Theatre in Ickenham, and the Open Air Theatre, Barra Hall Park in Hayes.
Want to move away from Heathrow and see the sights of central London? Head into town, made accessible via the London underground.