With a population of 253,200, the West London borough of Hillingdon is the second largest London borough and is famously known for being home to the third busiest airport London Heathrow. Hillingdon is also known as being the most lightly populated borough in London. The borough is made up of 42 square miles of canals, rivers, woodland and parks. The borough has one of the highest concentrations of green space of any other London borough. more
The West London borough is renowned for being a very residential area of London and being situated close to the countryside and only a thirty minute tube journey to central London. Property prices stand at £286,335 and have been increasing by a rate of +9.3% in the past year. The borough consists primarily of suburban styled properties such as terraced and semi detached housing.
One of Hillingdons more popular areas include the administrative headquarters of Uxbridge. It offers a variety of high street shops with a mix of ethnic styled shops selling clothes, food and vegetable from all over the world. The two main shopping centers the Mall and the Chimes also offer a pleasant shopping experience. If you are looking for an afternoon meal or dinner the Red Lion Hotel, pub and restaurant offers a traditional British experience, seen as it served Charles I in 1646.
The Hillingdon borough also offers a high standard of higher educational institutions such as Brunel University which is famous for its engineering facilities and teaching. The university is home to 15,000 students which make up a large proportion of the Uxbridge community.
The West London borough is also well linked to other parts of the capital due to the Piccadilly and Metropolitan line running through the borough.
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|Government Body:||Hillingdon London Borough Council|
|Population density:||2,188 / km²|