If you are searching for a central location to stay at when on a trip to London, there is no place then the hotels that are to be found in and around Hounslow. The benefits of staying at this location are numerous, with commuting to other parts of London being relatively convenient. There are numerous hotels in this area which offer a comfortable and luxurious stay at a very reasonable price, especially in the tourist off-season.
There also are top notch hotels in the vicinity of Osterley Park and House, which are a favourite with regular visitors to the city, because of the tourist attractions nearby. It is also relatively convenient to travel to Heathrow. In fact near Heathrow Airport there are a slew of hotels like the Park Grand London Heathrow that offers top class amenities and services. It also facilitates travelling to and from the airport because of its close proximity to it. Another advantage of staying at the Park Grand London Heathrow is it provides excellent connectivity to all parts of London. Some of the places popular with tourists who stay at hotels in the area are:
Osterley Park and House: It is just a short distance from the main city by tube but like being in a different world. Towards the west of London with its lush green trees and grazing cattle you will feel as if you have entered the country side instead of being in Hounslow. Within the city of London this is one of the few Georgian estates still surviving and was designed by architect Robert Adam in the late 18th century. If you were to enter the place today you will feel as though you have travelled back in time to the early 18th century. With a wonderful collection of scented shrubs, roses, lemon trees and other ornamental flowers it is a delightful place to visit and explore. You could grab a bite at the tea-room built in the stables area or take a peek at the wildlife close to the Lake in the area. It also offers a very pleasant environment for a leisurely stroll through the woodland. The hotels near Osterley Park & House may definitely amuse you.
Kew Gardens: Visiting Kew Gardens is like walking literally on the tree tops courtesy of the Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway that is built 18 metres up above. It has been constructed by the same team of architects who created the London Eye. This stunning walkway is 200 metres long and offers a scenic view of the greenery and trees all around. Its entrance is rather unique with a twisting circular staircase that transports you into a surreal world of a canopy of greenery amid oak leaves, chestnuts and other varieties of species. While strolling along the elevated walkway you will discover a whole new world of lichens, fungi insects and birds spread around the sprawling 300 acres of Kew Gardens.
Jurlique Day Spa: A terrific no-nonsense spa it is the ideal way to pamper yourself all day long without any worries or cares to bother you. You could opt for a soothing massage, manicure or pedicure or even a facial with hydrotherapy, reflexology, hydrotherapy among other treatments that will leave you feeling completely rejuvenated and refreshed. It is situated in the leafy surroundings of Chiswick, and is the perfect way to unwind and de-stress from the hectic pace of life in the city. Undergoing a massage by a professional masseuse can really uplift the spirits and undergoing a cleansing facial will make you feel totally refreshed, hydrated and de-toxified. The trend of Day spas is increasing in popularity all over the world and London has new establishments popping up all over the city practically on a weekly basis. With excellent customer service, top quality treatments at a very affordable cost Jurlique Day Spa is the place to visit.
Tea Box: Do you fancy having London’s famous traditional afternoon tea? For that you can visit any of the top hotels in the city but if you want to experience something different then the Tea Box in Richmond is the place to visit. With an artfully done interior that reminds one of the glorious past it is a cozy and pleasing place that is ideal to stop at and grab a cuppa. Its owner Jemma Swallow runs the place with her business partner Mike de Souza and they have redefined the classic tradition of having afternoon tea. It was set up in 2007 and has increased in popularity with locals in the area. It specialises in a wide variety of teas in fact it offers more than 50 types of teas that will satisfy the tastes of the most discerning of tea lovers. You could either choose to buy and take it away to brew at home or have a cup in the shop itself. If you choose the latter you could feast on a wide variety of snacks and other delectable dishes that will leave you craving for more. The most popular choice with visitors to the shop is naturally afternoon tea and you could choose your brand, be it an Earl’s Grey or Twinings to sip and savour on a pleasant sunny afternoon.
Vinoteca: For wine enthusiasts there is no better places than Vinoteca, which has been serving the best of fine wines in London since September 2005. It now has shops in Marylebone, Soho and a recent addition at Chiswick. Drawing inspiration from the local bodegas of Spain the place offers a terrific variety of excellent wines from across the world. A fine place to enjoy the best of wines that will satisfy the taste of the most demanding oenophile!