Uxbridge has retained a sense of its history despite the inexorable developments of the 21st century. Originally constructed in 1858, Hillingdon Court was purchased by the state in 1925 and is now accessible to the general public. Hillingdon Court features a large garden space that is perfect for exploring.
Canals run through Uxbridge like veins-various companies operate tours of the canals at a nominal fee. Alternatively, find a tranquil escape from the bustle of the city in the beautiful Kew Gardens, Carville Hall Park or along the banks of the nearby River Thames.
Uxbridge, though, is perhaps most famous for the Battle of Britain bunker- a location where Winston Churchill dwelt during perilous periods in World War II. The bunker is now open to the public-tour guides are available to learn more about the history of the bunker and World War Two in general.
Windsor Castle, one of three official residences of The Queen in the UK, has been home to the royalty for over 900 years. Only a short journey away from Uxbridge, Windsor Castle is not only the largest inhabited castle in the world but holds the record for the longest in continuous occupation. Visitors can traverse the State Apartments and the countless suites at the heart of the castle.
Nearby, Ruislip Lido is an artificial beach located next to a reservoir in the Borough of Hillingdon. The reservoir was reopened in 1933 as a lido, with ample facilities for both boating and swimming.