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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Hillingdon

Visit Hillingdon PlacesVisit Hillingdon places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Hillingdon places to visit. A unique way to experience Hillingdon’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Hillingdon as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Hillingdon was an ancient parish in Middlesex that included the market town of Uxbridge . During the 1920s the civil parish bore a rapid, planned increase in population and housing . It has formed part of Greater London since 1965 . In November 2010, the ward had a recorded population of 12,403 . When you visit Hillingdon, Walkfo brings Hillingdon places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Hillingdon Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Hillingdon

Visit Hillingdon – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 68 audio plaques & Hillingdon places for you to explore in the Hillingdon area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Hillingdon places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Hillingdon history


Hillingdon appears in the Domesday Book (1086) as Hillendone, possibly meaning ‘hill of a man named Hille’ The name could also mean ‘Hill of a woman named Hilda’

Urban development

The A40 (Western Avenue) was rerouted in the early 1990s to run slightly north of its original route . Hillingdon tube station was required to be demolished in order for the new road to be constructed, and a new station was opened further south along the line .

Hillingdon landmarks

Church of St John the Baptist

Hillingdon Church of St John the Baptist photo

The church of St John the Baptist stands at the top of Hillingdon Hill, at its junction with Royal Lane . It was built in 1629, replacing an earlier building deemed to have become unsafe . The extension was completed between 1847 and 1848 by the Fassnidge builders from Uxbridge . The barrel roof of the chancel was renovated in 1953 to commemorate the coronation of Elizabeth II .

Hillingdon Court

Hillingdon Court was built in 1858 by Sir Charles Mills as his family home . The mansion remained in the family’s ownership until Charles Mills died in 1919 . Part of the estate was bought by the local authority, while the mansion became a nursing home in 1920 . After the Second World War it became a girls’ school, and in 1978 it was purchased by ACS International Schools .

Why visit Hillingdon with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Hillingdon PlacesYou can visit Hillingdon places with Walkfo Hillingdon to hear history at Hillingdon’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Hillingdon has 68 places to visit in our interactive Hillingdon map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Hillingdon, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Hillingdon places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Hillingdon & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 68 audio facts unique to Hillingdon places in an interactive Hillingdon map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Hillingdon Places Map
68 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


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Walkfo Hillingdon tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Hillingdon


Best Hillingdon places to visit

Hillingdon has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Hillingdon’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Hillingdon’s information audio spots:

Hillingdon photo Randalls of Uxbridge
Randalls of Uxbridge was a family-owned British department store . It closed in January 2015 . The store mainly sold homeware and furniture, but also sold designer menswear .
Hillingdon photo Beck Theatre
The Beck Theatre is a 600-seat theatre in Hayes, in the London Borough of Hillingdon. It was built in 1977 at a cost of £2.5 million.
Hillingdon photo Elthorne Hundred
Elthorne was a hundred (ancient subdivision) of the historic county of Middlesex, England. The hundred’s name means ‘thorn bush of Ella’

Visit Hillingdon plaques

Hillingdon Plaques 7
Hillingdon has 7 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Hillingdon plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Hillingdon using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Hillingdon plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.