Welcome to Visit Hounslow Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Hounslow

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

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Hounslow is 10.7 miles (17.2 km) west-southwest of Charing Cross . It is identified in the London Plan as one of the 12 metropolitan centres in Greater London . Most of the district falls under the TW3 postcode, but some parts fall within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames . When you visit Hounslow, Walkfo brings Hounslow places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Hounslow Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Hounslow

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

With 109 audio plaques & Hounslow places for you to explore in the Hounslow area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Hounslow places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Hounslow history


In old records, Hounslow is spelt ‘Hundeslow’ which points to the Anglo-Saxon phrase Hundes hlāw, translating to ‘the Hound’s barrow’ or more accurately ‘the barrow of a man named or nicknamed Hound’

Hounslow Town

Hounslow was centred around the Holy Trinity Priory founded in 1211 . The priory developed what had been a small village into a town with regular markets and other facilities for travellers heading to and from London . The construction of the Great Western Railway line from London to Bristol reduced long-distance travel along the Bath Road from 1838 .

Hounslow Heath

Hounslow Heath once had strategic importance as its routes acted as a throughway from London to the west and southwest of Britain . The present northern boundary of the Heath – Staines Road – was the Roman Road later known as the Devils Highway . Oliver Cromwell and James II used the heath as a military encampment .

Hounslow landmarks

One of the earliest surviving houses in the town is The Lawn, in front of the Civic Centre with its public tennis courts. Nearby country houses include Osterley House, Syon House, Hanworth Park House and Worton Hall.

Hounslow geography / climate

Hounslow is separated from Twickenham by Hanworth Road (A314) and Nelson Road (B361) and Whitton Dene/ Murray Park. The traditional western boundary follows the River Crane however it now extends to the Duke of Northumberlands River and Great South-West Road.

Why visit Hounslow with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Hounslow PlacesYou can visit Hounslow places with Walkfo Hounslow to hear history at Hounslow’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Hounslow has 109 places to visit in our interactive Hounslow 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 Hounslow, 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 Hounslow places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Hounslow & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 109 audio facts unique to Hounslow places in an interactive Hounslow map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Hounslow Places Map
109 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


  Hounslow historic spots

  Hounslow tourist destinations

  Hounslow plaques

  Hounslow geographic features

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


Best Hounslow places to visit

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

Hounslow photo Isleworth Cemetery
Isleworth Cemetery is a cemetery in Isleworth, London Borough of Hounslow, in west London, England . It is located in the Isleworth area of west London .
Hounslow photo Cranebank
Cranebank is a Local Nature Reserve on the east bank of the River Crane in Hatton, Hatton in the London Borough of Hounslow . It is also part of The Crane Corridor Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation .
Hounslow photo Cranford Park
Cranford Countryside Park is a 144-acre public park in Cranford, in the London Borough of Hillingdon . Situated in close proximity to Heathrow Airport, it is bordered by the M4 Motorway to the north, the A312 trunk road to the east and the towns of Harlington and Cranford to the South West and South East respectively .
Hounslow photo Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, Heston
Our Lady Queen of Apostles is a Catholic church in Heston in the London Borough of Hounslow . It was built in the early 1960s and contains stained glass designed by Pierre Fourmaintraux .
Hounslow photo Hounslow West
Hounslow West is part of the western residential area of Hounlow but is its own separate area. The area is bounded by the River Crane to the west, Cranford and the A30 road to the north and north-west. Features of the area include Beaversfield Park, Hounslows Heath and St Pauls Church.
Hounslow photo St Leonard’s Church, Heston
St Leonard’s Church is the Grade II* listed Church of England parish church for Heston in the London Borough of Hounslow. It is located in Heston, London, and is situated in the West London boroughs of the London borough.
Hounslow photo Ivybridge (Isleworth)
Ivybridge, formerly Mogden, is a housing estate in the southern part of Isleworth in West London. Formerly agricultural, it was the site of Mogden Isolation Hospital, later South Middlesex Hospital, from 1897 to 1991. The Ivybridge estate is a council development with four tower blocks, new build houses, and various different play area’s and shopping centers. The area borders between Isleworth and Twickenham, and is close to the home ground of England rugby team.
Hounslow photo Hounslow House
The building is the headquarters of Hounslow London Borough Council. It is a municipal facility in Bath Road, Hounslow, London.

Visit Hounslow plaques

Hounslow Plaques 11
Hounslow has 11 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Hounslow 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 Hounslow using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Hounslow plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.