Anyone travelling to London from outside the UK, whether it’s for business or for a family holiday, will often enter the city through Heathrow as it is the largest and most popular airport in London.
The Park Grand London Heathrow is one of the best hotels in Hounslow East which is why so many of our guests choose to return whenever they visit London. If you’re hoping to see more of the area this time around, our guide to the local attractions and hotspots should help out.
Located alongside the River Thames in the beautiful area of Richmond, Kew Palace is one of the many Royal Palaces which are scattered in and around London. It was built in 1631 and has since been the official home of a number of high-profile royals. Some of the most iconic residents include Queen Caroline and George II who used the palace as a summer home and later left it to their children who lived there for several years. Today, Kew Palace and its grounds offers a wonderful insight into monarchs past while also being a beautiful photo opportunity.
Just south of the Park Grand London Heathrow, you will find another wonderful example of classic British architecture. Osterley Park is home to the beautiful Osterley Mansion which was built as part of a larger project designed to cater to wealthy London holidaymakers and nobles. The mansion and surrounding grounds have been used as the setting for several films and TV programmes including a number of episodes of Dr Who. Osterley Park is one of the largest open green areas in London, making it the perfect spot for a day of exploring in the sun.
Whitton Road, London
London is home to a plethora of famous sporting venues but if you’re a fan of rugby, you won’t want to miss out on a trip to the historic Twickenham Stadium. Since opening in 1909, it has been the official home ground of the England rugby team and has hosted countless iconic matches and world cup events. If you’re interested in the history of rugby, a trip to Twickenham would make the perfect day out. Book your spot today on one of the regular private tours and see what it’s like to walk in the footsteps of the greatest players in the world.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or you simply want to see some beautiful natural sights while in London, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a must-see. It is a publicly-funded research institute which showcases hundreds of different species of plants from around the world. The grounds are home to herbs, wildflowers, trees and all kinds of other strange and beautiful plants. The gardens offer a wonderful day out in the sun and an incredible learning experience, especially for families travelling with children.