How is life in Hillingdon? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ The London Borough of Hillingdon is the largest and westernmost borough in West London, England. It was formed in 1965 from the districts of Hayes and Harlington, Ruislip-Northwood, Uxbridge, and Yiewsley and West Drayton in the ceremonial county of Middlesex. Today, Hillingdon is home to Heathrow Airport and Brunel University, and is the second largest of the 32 London boroughs by area. “

Is the local life vibrant in Hillingdon

It could be that Hillingdon has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Hillingdon. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Hillingdon. Also, knowing what’s available in Hillingdon and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

In Hillingdon, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Hillingdon name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Schools around Hillingdon

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Hillingdon vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Swakeleys Girls High School Clifton Gardens, Uxbridge 3.6 47
Oak Wood School Sutton Court Road, Uxbridge 4.6 37
Bishopshalt School Royal Lane, Uxbridge 3.3 43
Al-Amal Arabic School Swakeleys School for Girls, Uxbridge 4.1 17
Swakeleys 6th Form Clifton Gardens, Uxbridge 4 1
St Helens College Uxbridge Road, Uxbridge N/A N/A
Y Yadavan 30 Bourn Avenue, Uxbridge N/A N/A
Kumon Maths & English Oak Farm Library, Sutton Court Road, Uxbridge 4.9 43
Hewens College Hewens Road, Hayes 2.7 12
Cheeky Chums Day Nurseries Uxbridge Royal Lane, Uxbridge 4.6 14
Highfield Primary School Charville Lane West, Uxbridge 4.5 12
Hillingdon Primary School Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon 4.4 17
St Bernadette Catholic Primary School 160 Long Lane, Uxbridge 3.7 12
Kingfisher School of Swimming The Jubilee Pool Hillingdon Manor School, Harlington Road, Middlesex 4.2 5
Swakleys Clifton Gardens, Uxbridge N/A N/A
শুভ Hillingdon, Uxbridge N/A N/A
Kiddiecare nurseries Ashdown 50 Ashdown Road, Uxbridge 4.7 19
Hillingdon manor Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge N/A N/A
The Horticulture Room 13 Butler Street, Uxbridge N/A N/A
Uxbridge piano school 13 Southfield Close, Uxbridge 5 15

Post offices in Hillingdon

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Hillingdon branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Loyal Mail Cedar House, Vine Lane, Uxbridge 0 0
Blenheim Parade Marlborough Parade, Uxbridge 2.1 7
Hillingdon Heath Post Office 1, Blenheim Parade, Uxbridge 3.1 44

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in Hillingdon?

Hillingdon has 1 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Acorn Medical Centre 149 Long Lane, Uxbridge 2.4 65

Tube & Train stations within the region of Hillingdon

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Hillingdon to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.


Things that make us love Hillingdon

What makes the heart of Hillingdon? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Hillingdon to help you decide to move in there.

In Hillingdon, is there a lot of green space?

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Hillingdon is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

The range of gyms in Hillingdon

In Hillingdon, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Restaurants in the area

Hillingdon has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Red Lion Hotel Royal Lane, Uxbridge 4.3 847
The Prince of Wales 1 Harlington Road, Uxbridge 4.3 449
Tamara Lounge Byron Parade, Uxbridge Road, Uxbridge 4.3 2200
Yumchi 5, Halls Terrace, Uxbridge Road, Uxbridge 4.3 243
Wenzel’s the Bakers 3 Crescent Parade, Uxbridge Road, Uxbridge 4.3 100
Tops Pizza 9 New Broadway, Uxbridge 4.3 279
Chummy Yummy Chinese Restaurant 5-7, Blenheim Parade, Uxbridge Road 4.3 200
Chicken Cottage 5A Westbourne Road, Uxbridge 4.3 190
Dream’s Pizza and Kebab 6 Hall Terace, Uxbridge 4.3 119
Jennie’s Fish & Chips 26 Sutton Court Road, Uxbridge 4.3 49
Domino’s Pizza – London – Hillingdon 1, Hillingdon Parade, Uxbridge Road 4.3 295
KFC Hillingdon – Whiteleys Parade Whiteleys Parade, 8 Uxbridge Road, Uxbridge 4.3 226
Dynasty 5 Crescent Parade, Uxbridge 4.3 122
Hot Express Pizza 4 New Broadway, Uxbridge Rd, Uxbridge 4.3 359
Star Of India, Indian Restaurant, Uxbridge 6 Byron Parade, Uxbridge Road, Uxbridge 4.3 155
The Vine 121 Hillingdon Hill, Uxbridge 4.3 391
Bam Bam 6 Crescent Parade, Uxbridge 4.3 169
Kyles Shed Uxbridge 4.3 4
Beef Belly Halal Burgers and Peri Peri Chicken 14 New Broadway, Uxbridge Road, Uxbridge 4.3 323
Starbucks 8 Uxbridge Road, Uxbridge 4.3 90

Museums & Galleries

An area thrives through its people and their interactions. Discover Hillingdon through its art scene by exploring galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, providing enjoyable weekend activities and contributing to the vibrant community.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

What supermarkets are there?

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In Hillingdon, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Lidl 222-224 Streatham High Road, London 4.2 1961
Sainsbury’s Local 86 – 88 Mitcham Lane, London 3.9 47
Nisa Local 107-109, Moyser Road, London 4.1 50
M&S Foodhall 352 Streatham High Road, London 4.2 272
Iceland Supermarket Streatham 194 Streatham High Road, London 4.2 471
Tesco Extra 384 Streatham High Road, London 3.8 766
Budgens 99-105 Moyser Road, London 4.1 194
Sainsbury’s Local 172-176 Streatham High Road, London 3.5 40
Muharram Food Store 322 Streatham High Road, London 3.7 3
Khartoum Market 304-306 Streatham High Road, London 4.6 10
Bartek Express 6, Central Parade, 254 Streatham High Road, London 4.5 844
ALDI 350 Streatham High Road, London 4.3 1771

Pubs in the area

As Londoners at Cozee, we cherish our weekly visits to the local pub. Why not embrace the same in your new living space? We’ve diligently tested and reviewed all the pubs in Hillingdon – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in Hillingdon.

Pub name Name Address Description
Hut 2 Old Orchard Close Colham Green UB8 3LH A friendly, family-run free house close to Stockley Country Park on the corner of two cul-de-sacs with additional pedestrian access from West Drayton Road and Stockley Road. An open-plan public area, one of which is for pool and darts. Although parts of the pub can be traced back to the 18th century, recent extensions have seen a restaurant added. A map on the wall in said restaurant displays the pubs and breweries in Uxbridge town centre in the early 1900s. The pub has won numerous awards for the quality of the cellarmanship and held the national Publican/Morning Advertiser award in this area. The cuisine is Thai and English. The pub is locally listed by Hillingdon Council.
Crown High Street Cowley UB8 2NL Comfortable local’s Grade II listed pub with open fire and a low beamed ceiling. The kitchen is operated by SE Punjabi flavours.
Malt Shovel 63 Iver Lane Cowley UB8 2JE A nineteenth-century, Grade II listed, canal-side building which has retained a little of its character despite being transformed from an old basic boozer into a Harvester Inn several years ago. Now part of the Vintage Inn chain the pub has a traditional bar. Real ale festivals were held annually under canvas in the garden usually around the time of the late May bank holiday.
Three Steps High Street Cowley UB8 2DX Large detached, modern timber built property with extensive gardens and car park to the rear. Wet driven sports pub with a bar plus a games and lounge area. Originally built around 1968 as the Fox on the site of the old Cedars. New landlord took over in March 2013 and has introduced an extensive menu of reasonably priced Indian food all day. The pub is now brightly lit and has reinstated real ale.
Red Lion Hotel Royal Lane Hillingdon UB8 3QP Over 400 years old (refronted in 1800) with wooden panels and (very) low ceilings with exposed beams and has part of the great wall of London visible in the car park. It’s believed that Charles I may have stayed here in 1646. Grade II listed. Note the second hand pump offers ESB or HSB wile the third hand pump is used to showcase interesting Dark Star or other brewery ales. Tuesday night is Curry night, Thursday is pie and a pint night. Hillingdon residents HillingdonFirst card discount offered Sun-Thu on food and drink.

Other nearby areas

Whenever you’re not sure about if you want to move into an area for sure, making sure that you have considered your other options is important to confirm a decision or perhaps sway you in another direction. Find some other nearby regions to help you make a decision about Hillingdon.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Hayes See the guide here
Cowley See the guide here
Uxbridge See the guide here
Ickenham See the guide here
Hayes See the guide here
Cowley See the guide here
Uxbridge See the guide here
Ickenham See the guide here

Have you planned to buy or sell a property here? Make sure you check out our property prices guides and analysis before you decide to buy or sell.

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
UB8 See our property price guide for UB8
UB10 See our property price guide for UB10

What do you think about Hillingdon?

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