Commercial Property Area Guide: Hounslow – London
Hounslow is a large town and borough in Greater London. It’s to the west of the city, bordered by Ealing, Richmond-upon-Thames, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hillingdon. Chiswick is part of Hounslow, which is a particularly popular and affluent area.
Business and residents in the area benefit from a swift 30-minute journey to the centre of London and a very quick 10-minute drive from Heathrow Airport. You can also look forward to a community feel and a real mix of traditional and start-up businesses.
Hounslow is a family-friendly area. There are plenty of parks and nature reserves, stately homes to explore, a community farm and a number of local fitness classes for keeping active. It offers a great work-life balance, making it excellent for businesses that promote these values.
Big things are set for Hounslow with several redevelopment plans underway. £18.5 million investment from the Mayor of London is already being spent to build thousands of new town-centre homes by 2025.
Travel and transport in Hounslow
There are seven underground stations in HounslowIt is really easy to reach central London from Hounslow thanks to the seven underground stations: Hounslow East, Hounslow Central, Hounslow West, Boston Manor, Osterley, Turnham Green and Stamford Brook. All but Stamford Brook are on the Piccadilly Line, which will take you straight to the likes of Leicester Square, Kings Cross St Pancras, Finsbury Park, Arnos Grove and Cockfosters. Stamford Brook is on the District Line, providing an easy connection to Victoria, Embankment, Mile End, Upminster and many more stops.
There are eight rail stations in HounslowSouth Western Railway operates train services across Hounslow. You will find the stations in Chiswick, Kew Bridge, Brentford, Syon Lane, Isleworth, Hounslow and Feltham. From these stations, you can reach Reading, Clapham Junction, Waterloo, Staines, Vauxhall and more, which offer connections to cities across the UK. You can also join the Overground route at Gunnersbury station, near Chiswick.
Heathrow Airport is just ten minutes away from HounslowFrom Hounslow Central, you can reach Hatton Cross Station in seven minutes, which is just a three-minute walk from Heathrow Airport. As the busiest airport in the UK, it serves over 80 million passengers a year, and an average of 219,458 passengers a day.
The most popular destinations from Heathrow are New York, Dubai, Dublin, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. However, the airport supports over 80 airlines so you can fly across the world from here.
The M4 runs through HounslowThanks to this major motorway, it’s easy to travel across the South West from Hounslow. It will take you to Slough, Reading, Swindon, Bristol and several other towns along the way.
Where to eat in Hounslow
Places to grab a coffee in Hounslow
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Hounslow has a number of great facilities
There are more than 25 gyms and recreational facilities in Hounslow. Alongside big names like Virgin Active, David Lloyds and Snap Fitness, you will find local facilities such as swimming pools, cross fit clubs, yoga studios and boxing gyms. You could also go into Richmond to use the open-air pool and squash club.
Find more places to stay active here.
Are there many banks and post offices in Hounslow?There are approximately 20 banks in Hounslow.
- 4 Barclays
- 3 Lloyds Bank
- 2 NatWest
- 2 Halifax
- 2 Santander
- 2 Nationwide
- 2 Metro
- 2 TSB
- 2 HSBC
There are ten post offices in Hounslow. You will find them in Hanworth; by Hounslow Heath, in Hounslow town; along Heath Road, in Isleworth and in Chiswick.
You will find a number of supermarkets and shops across HounslowAcross the borough are several large supermarkets and local stores, including:
- 6 Londis
- 2 Tesco and 6 smaller stores
- 2 Aldo
- 1 Asda
- 1 Waitrose
- 1 M&S Simply Food
- 1 Budgens
- 1 Morrisons
The largest shopping centre in Hounslow is Treaty Centre, which is in Hounslow Town Centre. It’s a large indoor centre that houses well-known brands like Clarks, Debenhams, H&M, Next, River Island, The Body Shop, Wilko and many more.
Chiswick High Street is also home to a number of shops such as Whistles, Oliver Bonas, Mint Velvet, Mountain Warehouse, Phase Eight and more.
Commercial real estate agents operating in Hounslow
Fawcett Mead Ltd
Cushman & Wakefield
Realla has a range of commercial properties to rent in Hounslow – here’s a selection
Here are a few businesses based in Hounslow
Custom Cake Boxes
David Jones Furniture Makers
Chiswick Web Design
Peter Bell Architects
Offices in Hounslow
Interesting facts about Hounslow
Hounslow Heath has been used as a military encampment by both Oliver Cromwell and James II thanks to its prime position outside of London.
Freddie Mercury’s family home from the age of 17 was in Feltham. Mo Farah, Patsy Kensit, Elvis Costello, Phil Collins and Sir Alex Reed (founder of REED employment agency), have also lived in the area at one time.
Hounslow was part of Middlesex until 1965 when it become part of West London.
The area was hit badly by the Great Plague, killing 149 local residents in 1665.
The Urban Farm is a marvel. Unlike your usual farm, this one is home to lizards, bearded dragons, tortoises, snakes and many other creatures within its walls.
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