The London Heathrow airport is one of the most busiest airports in the world. If you are planning to travel to London then the possibility of you landing at Heathrow airport is quite high. Whether you are travelling to London for a short visit or just staying for transit, you should definitely visit the amazing places around Heathrow airport. These places are popular among tourists from around the world who make their way to London.
Below we are going to highlight a few of the best spots that you should try to visit while around Heathrow airport. Visiting these places will help you to make the most out of your time.
- Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle is a popular royal residence and is an iconic landmark in London. Along with being the oldest, Windsor Castle is also the largest inhabited castle in the world. The castle has been owned for over a millennium by the reigning monarch. You can find Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor Castle if the Royal Standard is flying. Over here, you can witness 1,000 years of royal history. Visitors can make their way to the castle throughout the year. You can enjoy a great day at the castle to enjoy the great architecture, shop royal collection, and also have refreshments at the Undercroft Café at the Castle. You can book your tickets in advance to get started with your journey.
- Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
If you are looking for a destination that is perfect for spending some quality time with your friends and family, then the beautiful Kew Gardens is the perfect spot. The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is home to the largest collection of living plants in the world. This amazing garden was built in 1840 and is a great destination for viewing exotic and rare species from the last century and a half. You can find around 30,000 different kinds of plants and there are more than 750,000 different volumes in the library. Since 2003, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
- Hounslow Urban Farm
Similar to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the Hounslow Urban Farm is a great destination to take your children with you for introducing them to animals. This farm is one of the largest community farms of London and is situated on Fagg’s Road in Feltham. The Hounslow Urban Farm is home to cows, sheep, pigs, ducks, goats, rabbits, poultry, and ponies. You can visit the farm any day throughout the week. As there is a relative shortage of farmland in Greater London, some of the farms you will see might be a novelty to visitors, especially the ones who have spent limited time in the countryside. You can interact with a wide range of farm animals here. The team at Hounslow Farm is quite helpful and friendly who will inform you about their feeding times.
- Legoland Windsor
Built in 1996, the Legoland Windsor is a great family theme park that has been a popular attraction for tourists for more than two decades now. The park is themed around the popular Lego toy system and was built on the site of the Windsor Safari Park which is now defunct. There are millions of people who visit Legoland Windsor every year making the park the second most popular theme park in Britain after Alton Towers. The park is popular as the destination for daredevils and is a perfect getaway for people who like adventure.
- Thorpe Park
Thorpe Park is another popular theme park that is located between Staines and Chertsey. There are several thrill rides and roller coasters that you can find in this park. Built on the site of the former Thorpe Park Estate, the park came into existence in the 1930s. If you are a white knuckle fan, you can enjoy a day out at the park to ride the Colossus, Tidal Wave, Stealth, Nemesis Inferno, SAW – The Ride, and The Swarm.
- London Motor Museum
If you are a transport fan, then you cannot miss visiting the London Motor Museum in Hayes. You will be able to witness more than 160 classic cars from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. There are several famous vehicles like Herbie the Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Gran Torino from the TV series ‘Starsky and Hutch’, and an original Batmobile from the 1989 film ‘Batman’. You can reach the museum by booking the airport cab service.
In the End
Hire an airport taxi transfer service like ASSA CARS & ASSA Transfers to get started with your journey and have the best experience while you visit the above mentioned destinations around Heathrow airport. You will be able to make memories that will last a lifetime.