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8 Kew Green, Kew, TW9 3BHShow on map
"Hotel pub with a great atmosphere and stylish rooms close to Kew Gardens" This hotel pub in Kew, South West London, has the atmosphere of the coaching inns of bygone eras, providing home comforts, good food... Read More »
London Syon Park, Brentford, TW8 8JFShow on map
"Enjoy aristocratic luxury at this beautiful country home in West London" At London Syon Park Hotel, the Hilton Group offers the finest traditions of an English country house estate, in West London. Syon... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
626 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 5RYShow on map
"Enjoy cafe culture in leafy Chiswick by the Thames while staying at a chic, modern hotel" Four-star Chiswick Moran Hotel is in the leafy riverside neighbourhood of Chiswick, West London. Nestled in a... Read More »
51 Grange Park, Ealing, W5 3PRShow on map
“A friendly and clean bed and breakfast in Ealing”The Abbey Lodge Hotel is a 17 room, 2 star bed and breakfast that is situated in Ealing, West London. The closest tube station to the Abbey Lodge... Read More »
Apartment - 4* contemporary
50 - 54 The Broadway, Ealing, W13 0SUShow on map
The Best Western Maitrise Suites Apartment Hotel is set on Ealing Broadway, a busy shopping street in the London Borough of Ealing in west London, about seven miles from the centre of the capital. Despite this... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
Ealing Common, Ealing, W5 3HNShow on map
"Comfortable rooms with delightful views and plenty of convenient amenities" The DoubleTree by Hilton London Ealing ( was the Ramada London Ealing) is in a quiet West London suburb with views of Ealing Common.... Read More »
Bed and Breakfast
3 star modern hotel
51-53 Steyne Road, Acton, Acton, W3 9NUShow on map
The Blue Star Hotel is an 18 room, modern 3 star hotel which is located in Acton, West London. The closest tube station to the Blue Star Hotel is Acton Town which is less than a 15 minute walk from the venue.... Read More »
4 star urban cool hotel
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Brentford is a bustling suburban town in West London, with good transport links, a thriving business community and plenty of places of interest and things to do.
The town is located where the River Thames and the River Brent meet. Its name means 'ford over the River Brent', which it was in Anglo-Saxon times. Historians have suggested that when Julius Caesar invaded England he crossed the river at Brentford. Brentford has a long and rich history. There was a settlement in the area before the Romans arrived and archaeologists have found many Bronze Age artefacts, some of which are now in the Museum of London.
Syon House, the London residence of the Duke of Northumberland and a major Brentford tourist attraction, stands on the site of historic Syon Abbey. This was built in the 1400s, but was dissolved by Henry VIII. In 1541 he sent his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, to Syon for imprisonment before she was taken to the Tower of London and executed for adultery. When King Henry VIII died, his coffin was brought to Syon on its way to be buried in Windsor, but during the night his coffin was opened and his body eaten by dogs.
Pocahontas, the Native American Princess, lived in Brentford from 1616 to 1617. In 1805, the Grand Junction Canal was built in the Brentford area. It was later bought by the Regent's Canal and amalgamated with other canals to form the Grand Union Canal. Brentford Dock was opened in 1859. The dockyard is now a marina and residential estate, while the canal is used for leisure and pleasure. A local fair, the Brentford Festival, has been held in Brentford every September since 1900.
In popular fiction, novelist Robert Rankin’s Brentford Trilogy - a series of eight novels written between 1981 and 2009 - is a humorous urban fantasy about a couple of layabouts, Jim Pooley and John Omally, who confront the forces of darkness in West London. The second book in the series is called The Brentford Triangle, in which the heroes thwart an alien invasion of Earth. The fifth book is called The Brentford Chainstore Massacre.
Tourist attractions and places worth visiting in the Brentford area include Syon House, Syon Park, Boston Manor House, Gunnersbury Park Museum - the local museum for the Boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow, The Weir public house - formerly 'The White Horse' was where artist J. M. W. Turner lived, the Pool of Brentford Lock, and Brentford Public Baths - a Grade II listed example of late Victorian architecture.
Kew Gardens, otherwise known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, are on the edge of Brentford, between Richmond and Kew, with 300 acres of landscaped gardens and glasshouses. Kew Bridge Steam Museum houses the world's largest working beam engine, while the Musical Museum has a collection of mechanical musical instruments including a Wurlitzer organ. Twickenham Stadium, the world’s largest rugby stadium, is very close to Brentford. This operates tours and has a museum. Richmond Park, which a lovely green space with wild deer and also has an open air lido as well as an indoor pool, is within easy striking distance.
For children and families, the Snakes and Ladders Play Centre lies in Brentford. It is a huge indoor playground with climbing frames, ball ponds, cargo nets and slides. Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre has swimming pools and other sports activities.
Many large companies have headquarters or major offices in Brentford, including Allianz Cornhill Animal Health, Audi, Barratt Homes, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft Foods, Sega Europe, Sky and Waterstones. A notable hotel in Brentford is London Syon Park Hotel, a beautiful hotel in a country house.
Brentford is well served by transport. The nearest Underground stations are South Ealing, Northfields and Boston Manor (Piccadilly Line) and Gunnersbury tube station (District Line). For mainline trains, Brentford railway station has trains to Central London and is in Travelcard Zone 4. It is a 20-minute drive from the centre of Brentwood to Heathrow Airport, using the A4. You can also catch a Piccadilly Line Underground train to Heathrow Airport. The M4 motorway is also close by. Brentford is outside the London Congestion Charge Zone.