Hounslow is located on the River Thames, and is the principal town in the London Borough of Hounslow. The borough includes the areas of Chiswick, Brentford and Hounslow. Many of those who reside here are employed at the nearby London Heathrow Airport. This economic hub is home to large shopping malls, numerous restaurants and cafés, a nature reserve and parks, museums and numerous other attractions. Hounslow is a vibrant West London borough that has so much to offer. It will prove to be a fantastic place for a fun day out with the family. Muslim visitors must be aware that they will be able to locate Halal food and prayer facilities in Hounslow.
Hounslow is home to a wealth of art and cultural venues including historic houses, fantastic museums, a theatre, and so much more. These attractions are meant to be explored and are sure to be incredibly enjoyable.
When in Hounslow, tourists must pay a visit to Hounslow Heath, an award winning nature reserve and conservation area. It is also a place of great historical importance, consisting of lowland heath, woodland, wetlands, wildflower meadows, a network of paths for those feeling adventurous, and numerous other areas.
Lampton Park takes up a huge part of central Hounslow and is said to be one of the largest green areas in west London. It is a great area for those looking to relax, as well as for those looking to partake in outdoor activities. This family-friendly park has numerous areas to suit the needs of every individual.
One must-visit attraction when with kids is the Hounslow Urban Farm. This farm covers about 29 acres and is home to numerous animals. Those visiting the farm are educated on subjects related to the preservation of farming animals which are in danger of disappearing due to intensive farming practices. While here, visitors will get to see and get up-close and personal with ducks, cows, peacocks, rabbits, goats, chipmunks, rheas and even alpacas, among others. It is said to be one of the largest community farms in London and is a safe environment for kids to have close contact with a variety of animals.
There are also several other attractions that tourists can visit in the close by areas of Chiswick and Brentford, as well as in the other areas which surround Hounslow.
The closest airports to Hounslow are London Heathrow Airport, London Stansted Airport and Gatwick Airport. All three airports are easily accessible by public transport.
There are numerous restaurants which serve Halal food in Hounslow. Zaikah Grill, Kebabish Original, Rasoi Asian Cuisine, Chicken Cottage, Hyderabadi Spice, Peri Peri Original, Crepe Parisienne, Lahori Karahi, The Grill Halal and Mawal Gardens are just some of the many Halal restaurants in Hounslow. Although most of these restaurants are either Muslim owned and/or Halal certified it is always best to inquire about the Halal status of the food before ordering. Also, Muslim visitors must be aware that even though some eateries serve Halal food, they also do serve alcohol.
Muslim visitors will be pleased to know that there are quite a number of mosques in Hounslow. The facilities offered at Hounslow Masjid on Wellington Road, Madina Islamic Mission, the Hounslow Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre, West London Muslim Centre, Darussalam Masjid and Cultural Centre and the Cranford Mosque are frequently used by locals and tourists alike.