Famous Attractions to Explore near London Heathrow Airport

April 1, 2016 by
Filed under: Destinations 

Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest international airports, isn’t much of a tourist site but you will find fascinating things to do and attractions to explore if you’re staying for a couple of days in vicinity to the airport. We are listing several popular attractions that you can explore within short travelling distance of the airport and which are worth a visit. Make the best use of your time and visit the following attractions to make your trip to London more memorable:

Here are few suggestions:

Windsor Castle:


Windsor Castle


This highly popular attraction is linked to 71 or 77 bus (Heathrow ‘s Terminal 5). A royal residence in Windsor, the castle is known for its breathtaking architecture and association with English and later British royal families. It was founded by William the Conqueror and is spread across 5 hectares, making it one of the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world. It still retains some of the original Norman work, however many modifications have been done over the years. Some great ceremonies are also organised here by the royal families.

Location: Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead SL4 1NJ

Opening hours: Open on all days from 9:45 AM – 5:15 PM

Little India in Southall

Visit Southall to experience a taste of Indian culture in London. Trip to this area, which is often described as “Little India” has strong Indian and Pakistani roots. This lively and diverse community in London will give you the opportunity to shop for Indian ethnic attires and musical instruments. Food lovers can indulge in delectable and mouth-watering range of samosas, rasgullas and other scrumptious delicacies. Overall, the area will entertain you with several activities, giving you an opportunity to know about different cultures.

Location: 1094 &1094A Uxbridge Road, Middlesex, Hayes UB4 8QH

Opening hours: Little India is accessible 24X7

Hampton Court Palace


Hampton Court Palace


The Palace is noted for its classical architecture, designed by Christopher Wren. This 15th century medieval castle features award winning gardens and parkland, spread across a sprawling area of 1,000 acres. Other highlights of this charming attraction are the spiral chimneys, rich tapestries, and grand Cumberland Art Gallery, making it a must-visit site for tourists visiting London. Experience Henry VIII’s favourite royal residence and immersed in the beauty of one of the greatest palaces on United Kingdom.

Location: East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU

Opening hours: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM on all days

Village life in Denham and Stoke Poges

Located in the South Bucks district of Buckinghamshire, a picturesque village, Denham is home to a wide array of traditional pubs. Hire a car or a cab for this trip and go out for an expedition into ancient England. The pubs are beautifully decorated and have low ceilings along with panelled walls that makes the place look absolutely charming. Take a walk across the golf club and immerse in the serenity that surround this area.

Neighbourhood close to Heathrow Airport


Heathrow Airport


Shoreditch is a great neighbourhood to choose to stay since the travel time from Heathrow Airport to Shoreditch is only 44 minutes. The area is a good option to stay if you are in London and have plans of staying overnight in case of long journeys. Live like a local by staying in a serviced apartment, which are affordable as compared to hotels in this location. Make most of your stay in this neighbourhood and plan for a walking tour to explore the area as there are many attractive places to visit in Shoreditch to keep you occupied. You can also visit Covent Garden as this district offers various fascinating things to do in terms of shopping, sightseeing, and restaurants and bars.

About the Author:

Krishna Adhikari is an ardent reader, writer, blogger and dreamer. She has been working with leading serviced apartments named thesqua.re for the last 2 years as a senior content writer. Travelling intrigues her and that is why she likes to read and share her traveling experiences specially.


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