Ruislip is a small area in West London that boasts a village-like atmosphere whilst being just a short journey from the centre of the capital. It is particularly known for its open spaces, with several parks, nature reserves and even an open air swimming pool. The area is ideal for those who prefer to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, whilst still having ease of access to London’s world-class shopping, dining and attractions. Of course, the location and relative quiet of Ruislip have also made it a prime commuter location for those working in the city.
Those who are planning to stay in in the area on business will find that serviced apartments in Ruislip often provide the best solution for extended periods, as they are not only more cost effective than traditional accommodation, but also offer a level of comfort and privacy that hotels simply cannot match. They do however, still offer many of the benefits, such as room cleaning, concierge and reception services. Whatsmore, our team of customer service agents are always on hand to advise you on the best property for your visit, including any special requests you may have, such as disabled access or particular spatial requirements.
Ruislip has a village-like atmosphere and offers visitors a pleasant place to relax in and enjoy their surroundings. It is noted for its quiet pace of life and friendly atmosphere, which is what mostly attracts those who are looking for a base close enough to give convenient access to London, whilst avoiding the noise and crowding of a big city.
The area itself has a selection of traditional pubs and cafes, which are great for an afternoon lunch or a quiet evening out. Many are family owned and again emphasise the close atmosphere of Ruislip. There are also several outdoor areas to enjoy in the summer months, with parks offering numerous walking routes and open spaces that often hold fetes and events.
Being so close to London, the capital’s attractions are also readily available to those staying in Ruislip. Many prefer head into town if seeking an adventurous night out or wanting to engage with some of the myriad arts and cultural attractions of the city. Alternatively, the Chiltern Hills Area of Natural Beauty is a short trip in the opposite direction, offering stunning views and surrounded by country pubs and restaurants.
Ruislip has some great restaurants that cater to many different tastes Melisi and Remos Village both offer contemporary Italian dining, whilst Toresano, Yaprak and Kin Dee serve tapas, turkish and Thai cuisine respectively. There are also numerous curry houses in the area, including Gurkha’s Pride and Regal Spice.
Ruislip itself does not have any major shopping centres of malls, so visitors may wish to head into Watford or London city centre if they want some serious retail therapy. However, the high street does feature many convenience stores, charity stores, such as Sue Ryder and Oxfam, and a bicycle specialist - Specialised Concept store. There are also several grocery stores, including M&S.
Ruislip Lido Railway is probably the biggest attraction in the area - a great place to cool off in the summer months, or for those visiting with family, enjoy a ride on the miniature steam express. Alternatively, anyone seeking to enjoy the outdoors will find Ruislip Woods National Nature Reserve offers scenic walks with the chance to observe local wildlife.
Ruislip is well served by both overground rail and subway routes. The main station is on the Uxbridge branch of both the Metropolitan line and Piccadilly line, but there is also Ruislip Manor and Ruislip West which offer other services. Of course there are also frequent buses through the area, serving central London as well as out towards Watford and into Heathrow airport. Those wishing to visit more rural locations, such as the Chiltern Hills, may also find that local taxis offer a convenient and cost effective means of getting there.
Most businesses based in Ruislip operate on a local level, with firms such as Ruislip Tax Advice and Bird & Lovibond Solicitors providing financial and ;egal services to local residents. However, telecoms and electronics giant NEC has is based in Ruislip, as is B&S pharmaceuticals. There are also numerous employment consultancies, as well as small-scale manufacturers in the vicinity.