London is always a good idea. And this is too because every corner of the city has something to see and explore. If you’re looking for great sightseeing options to explore near London Heathrow Airport, you’ll find many popular attractions within a short drive of the airport for loads of family-friendly fun. To make your trip memorable and convenient, it is always a good decision to book yourself a comfortable stay at one of the hotels near Heathrow Airport. Some of our favourite London attractions picks are near or only a short commute away from the airport. So, read on for some inspiration for your upcoming London trip!
Hounslow Urban Farm
Head out to the Hounslow Urban Farm only within a mile from the airport to get some fresh air. The farm is in Feltham, West London and is home to a variety of animals, including pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and rabbits that you can feed and pet. In fact, the farm also has a playground for the kids where several activities are scheduled daily and a café that adds to the whole up-close encounter experience with the animals.
Thorpe Park Resort
If it is some adrenaline rush that you’re seeking close the London Heathrow Airport, don’t think twice and head to Thorpe Park Resort, home to the UK’s fastest roller coaster, Stealth, and the first horror-themed roller coaster, the Swarm. As exciting as it sounds, there are about 30 attractions and rides here and is perfect for a family outing. For all the thrill-seekers out there, feel the rush of speed on Stealth, which reaches speeds of up to 80 mph. If you’re looking for something a little more family-friendly, try out the water rides, such as Logger’s Leap and Tidal Wave and call it a day with a delicious meal at one of Thorpe Park’s many restaurants. This theme park is not too far from London and is especially close to London Heathrow.
Hampton & Kempton Waterworks Railway
This narrow-gauge railway in southwest London was originally built in the early 1900s to transport coal to large engines pumping water into London. Today, the railway is open for short rides that loop through the countryside wherein, you’ll board the 1903-built locomotive, take in some scenic views, and explore the intriguing history at the on-site museum while the kids have a good time in the play area. Great for travellers visiting with kids and family.
Another gem to explore on London’s outskirts is Windsor Castle. It is one of the oldest and largest inhabited castles in the world, easily commutable from Heathrow Airport, it is a must-visit for fans of royal history and culture. The castle has been the home to British monarchs for over 900 years. You can take a self-guided tour of the castle or book a guided tour to learn more about the castle’s history and its royal residents. There are also several interactive exhibits that you can enjoy, including the Changing of the Guard ceremony and the Queen’s Dolls’ House.
With so much to explore around London’s Heathrow Airport, it is only fair to book your stay at the luxurious Park Grand London Heathrow Hotel on a deal and make the most of your time in London.