Known primarily for its international airport, Heathrow services 190,000 passengers travelling in and out of the UK every day. The airport itself is like a mini village, at over 4.6 square miles and offering a huge selection of shops, restaurants and bars. For aviation enthusiasts, the airport offers an Observation Deck where 270 degree views and a view of the retired Concorde can be enjoyed
20 miles west of Central London, the airport sees many travellers destined for the capital, and access into the city is easy. Passengers can choose to travel by coach, train, tube or taxi into the centre of London. The Heathrow Express train runs between the airport and Paddington station in the heart of London, every 15 minutes, whilst the Piccadilly line connects Heathrow Airport to the London Underground system as a cheaper alternative.
Somewhat overshadowed by the dominating airport, Heathrow, once a small village known as Heath Row, is situated in the London Borough of Hillingdon. The surrounding area, although not considered a tourist hotspot, does have a number of attractions and noteworthy events throughout the year.
Just south of nearby Staines, visitors can enjoy the exhilaration of Thorpe Park resort, with rollercoasters and rides suitable for all the family. Windsor lies to the west of Heathrow with the famous Windsor castle an attraction not to be missed. Other nearby areas include the picturesque Cranford Park and small town, Feltham, home to London’s favourite Urban Farm.