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Hillingdon Borough Guide

Your All In London guide to Hillingdon

The London Borough of Hillingdon the second largest in London and is†located†on the westerly edge of Great London, 14 miles from the centre. It is home to Heathrow Airport, the world's businest airport, which has brought huge amounts of employment and economic prosperity to the area. Despite the fact that the airport is there, Hillingdon is also where town and country meet boasting†800 acres of woodland, country parks, fields and farms, several rivers and the Grand Union Canal.

The Borough of Hillingdon can be split into two sections; south Hillingdon is more densely populated, urban in character and contains the administrative centre of Uxbridge and towns of Hayes and West Drayton, whilst North Hillingdon enjoys relative affluence, characterised by leafy, suburban streets, with towns such as Ickenham, Ruislip and Northwood being popular residences of wealthy city workers and as such enjoying very high incomes per capita. Because of the strong local economy built around Heathrow and the associated industries, the borough has always seen a relatively high level of employment.

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Regions in Hillingdon

Heathrow Airport
The UKís busiest airport has been the subject of controversy in recent years, when plans to build a sixth terminal were scrapped by David Cameronís government after complaints from local residents and...More information


Yiewsley
Few Londoners have ever heard of Yiewsley, as this peaceful destination is situated far away from the centre of town in the borough of Hillingdon, to the west of the city. There is a distinctly villag...More information


Hayes
Hayes is quiet, green, and popular with families and those who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Itís also relatively self-contained, with its own theatre, library, cinema and sports ...More information


Eastcote
This sleepy suburb boasts numerous green spaces that are considered conservation sites, as well as a prosperous community. Many of the local residents have moved here after retiring, seeking a semi-ru...More information


Ruislip Manor
This residential suburb was part of the countryside up until the 1930s, when the Manor Homes Estate was the first building development to appear. Many of these became occupied by new arrivals who had ...More information


Northwood
Northwood is home to the headquarters of the British Armed Forces, a site they once shared with the RAF. A tragic crash in 1948 between a Scandinavian aircraft and an RAF plane flying over Northwood r...More information


Ruislip
Ruislip feels much further from London than it actually is, as its leafy streets and quaint buildings give it a sleepy, semi-rural feel. Itís hard to believe the Piccadilly Line gets you to Zone 1 in ...More information


Uxbridge
This suburb sits on the edge of Greater London in the borough of Hillingdon, and has a lively town centre fortunate enough to retain many old buildings, making it a mixture of picturesque and modern. ...More information


West Drayton
West Drayton is an area of contrasts. Its suburban location means parts of it are green and attractive, however others look rundown and derelict. This may change however, as it is fast becoming a popu...More information



Neighbouring Boroughs

Hounslow
A large, leafy and ethinically diverse borough stretching from Chiswick in the east to Heathrow Airport in the west. Heathrow is arguably a mixed blessing to the borough; it acts as one of the areas b...More information


Ealing
The third largest of London's boroughs with a population of 300,000 and the 4th most ethnically diverse borough in the country in terms of sheer numbers, Ealing is said to be one of the prettiest of W...More information


Harrow
The Borough of Harrow lies to the north-western outer ring of Greater London bordering on the next county of Hertfordshire. It is an incredibly diverse area with over 40% of it's population coming fro...More information


Boroughs Map

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