Neighbouring Richmond and Chiswick, Brentford is a greater London town located in the Hounslow borough of West London. This green suburb is perfectly located between Heathrow Airport and Central London, offering visitors the quiet suburban experience whilst remaining within easy reach to all of the capital's attractions and amenities.
At the meeting point of the River Brent and River Thames, Brentford was originally famed for its dock and used as a major trans-shipment link between the barges on the Thames and the Great Western Railway. The docks were built in 1855 but after redevelopment in 1972 it is now known as Brentford Dock Estate and Marina.
Today, Brentford is a business hub with many company headquarters basing themselves here and the town marks the beginning of the M4 corridor. The M4 motorway links Wales and London whilst passing Heathrow Airport, Reading and Bristol. From Brentford visitors can arrive at the airport in less than fifteen minutes via this motorway and the M25 ring-road is just a little further after the airport. The convenient transport links make Brentford an ideal commuter town with the train and tube stations providing great public transport to central London. Trains from Brentford Train Station will take you to Waterloo in less than 35 minutes. Boston Manor is the tube station and services the Piccadilly line, which has a direct connection to Heathrow Airport. This tube service will also whisk you to central London, including Hammersmith and South Kensington easily.
Brentford has a quaint town centre with a high street and central shopping area housing supermarkets, restaurants, pubs and shops. You will also find Griffin Park, home to Brentford Football Club which was founded in 1889. For a variety of entertainment performances, head to Waterman's theatre which boasts ample on-site car parking and a restaurant.
Another attraction nearby is The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, popular for its 121 hectares of gardens and glasshouses. Created in 1759, these gardens are an internationally significant educational and botanical research institute. Employing over 650 scientists, housing 40 Grade II listed buildings and boasting the world's largest collection of living plants, The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is much more than your average day out at the park. Visitors can enjoy free guided tours daily and some of the main attractions include the Alpine House, Chokushi-Mon (built for the Japan-British Exhibition in 1910), Minka House, Marianne North Gallery and Kew Palace. Explorers can also enjoy the Treetop Walk. Standing at 18 metres high and 200 metres long it offers outstanding panoramic views from the canopy.
Whether you are staying in Brentford for one week or one month, you are sure to enjoy the convenient location, local amenities and good London connections this town has to offer. Each Brentford apartment provides guests with homely accommodation and a relaxing place to unwind after a busy day.
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