Picking a living area in London is, to put it lightly, a bit of a struggle. As well as finding a place full of fun things to do, you’ll also have to contend with the high price tags attached to London living. As a first-time buyer, you could spend an eternity trying to find something fun yet affordable.
With a Shared Ownership home in Hounslow, you can hit two birds with one stone. As well as putting your roots down in a vibrant and highly desirable part of London, you can do it all at a price that won’t be difficult to stomach.
Thinking of moving to this exciting area of West London? Here are some of the things you can expect.
Hounslow might be an urban area but don’t expect a complete concrete jungle. Instead, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful parks and green spaces, ideal for summer picnics, dog walks and even catching up on your fitness (if that’s your idea of fun). These include the vast Bedfont Lakes Country Park, a great place for walking and wildlife spotting, and the lovely Syon Park, which boasts the historic and stately Syon House and a picturesque lake.
Places to eat in Hounslow
When you are deciding where to buy a home, the typical considerations are usually transport links, green spaces, and price range. But if your first priority is finding a great place to go out for dinner, you’re in luck - Hounslow is a foodie’s paradise, with a wide variety of cuisine on offer.
From cracking Italian food at Caffe Venezia to traditional Indian food at takaa tak, you’ll find your new dinner spot in no time. Still can’t decide? Take a trip down to Westfields in Shepherds Bush, which has more options than you can dream of.
History and culture might not be your first considerations for picking a new place to live, but it can give you a strong sense of pride in your new hometown. With a home in Hounslow, you’ll be able to witness first-hand the area’s rich cultural heritage, with a range of historic landmarks and buildings just minutes away.
Hounslow is home to the 17th-century Osterley Park and House, a majestic National Trust property, as well as the 18th-century Chiswick House and Gardens Trust, which features a beautifully landscaped garden!
Do you want the option to indulge in some retail therapy without having to travel across London? With an apartment in Hounslow, you can fulfil pretty much all of your shopping needs just minutes away from your home. The Treaty Centre is probably the most popular shopping centre in the area, offering a selection of high-street brands and delicious restaurants. But if you want something a bit out of the ordinary, you can also explore the independent stores and local boutiques that line Hounslow High Street.
Hounslow is an area with a lot going on, but there might come a time when you want to spread your wings and explore more of the capital city, and maybe even the world. Thankfully, should you wish to head out on a spontaneous adventure, Hounslow is about as well-connected as it gets. With several Tube stations and bus routes, you can get to Central London and Heathrow Airport in a heartbeat!
If you're looking for something to do in your free time, Hounslow’s entertainment options will leave you spoilt for choice. Alongside a multiplex cinema that shows all of the latest releases, you can catch live performances at the Paul Robeson Theatre, or even live sports at Twickenham Stadium! If art and culture is more your bag, head down to the Gunnersbury Park Museum to learn more about this special borough.
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