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Get involved with Hounslow Summer of Culture: a celebration of the best of the borough, including arts, performances, sports and more.

Are you a Hounslow-based musician eager to perform for the local community? A sport’s organisation eager to showcase talent? A history buff ready to bring stories of the past into the present? This summer, between June and August 2022, Hounslow is hosting its first Summer of Culture: a programme of cultural activity and events that

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Join the inHounslow History Club

Love history and Hounslow? Eager to bring stories of the past into the present? Know what historical influences have made Hounslow what it is today? We want to hear from you. The inHounslow History Club is looking for historians and history lovers to share their best stories and historical findings with the wider Hounslow community.

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We are on the hunt for the best places to brunch and lunch in Hounslow borough this winter

It’s a new year, and we are on the search for the top brunch and lunch spots in Hounslow in 2022. If you’re a food and drink lover with a favourite café in mind where you like to spend casual weekend afternoons, or you know the ideal spot for a business meeting, we want to

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Turn up the volume on your musical ambition in 2022

Is learning something new on your list of New Year’s resolutions? This January is the perfect time to start a new hobby and if it’s something musical, we can help! Whether you’re bored of working from home and are looking for ways to get musical outside or just want to get the creative juices flowing

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Top 10 tips to stay active on your bike this winter

Let Jon Marks at Back In The Saddle Bikes guide you through the best ways to winter-proof you and your bike as 2021 draws to a close. Whether you’re new to cycling, returning after many years away, or looking to cycle more, there’s never been a better time to get you and your bike ready.

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Join the inHounslow Food & Drink Club

Hi hungry Hounslowians, Have a cosy restaurant in mind for date night? The perfect cafe for a business meeting? Eager to share nutritional advice? The inHounslow Food & Drink Club is your opportunity to share your secrets on the best places to eat, drink, and relax in the borough.  Sounds good? Just fill in this

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Join the inHounslow Cycling Club

Hi Cyclists,  Know the best cycling routes in Hounslow borough? Have advice for those wanting to start commuting by bike? Got tips for riding to work and still looking presentable? We want to hear from you. The inHounslow Cycling Club is looking for cyclists and cycling lovers to share their knowledge, advice and tips to

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Unmissable Christmas activities happening in Hounslow this holiday season

Hounslow is a wonderful place to celebrate the festive season with plenty happening in the borough. Enjoy the festive activities: everything from a spectacular Christmas market in Chiswick House & Gardens, festive Crafternoons for the family at Gunnersbury Park Museum, to Christmas dinners at local pubs and Christmas classics in The Chiswick Cinema. Whatever tickles

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17 hidden gem brunch & lunch spots to try in Hounslow Borough this winter

If you’re a food and drink lover looking for a more unique local experience and want to discover a different side of London off the beaten path, come explore the rich variety of restaurants, cafes, bistros, bars and more in Hounslow! Whether you’re looking for places that serve the best brunches and lunches for a

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Join Hounslow Musicians’ Network: Our growing line-up of live music lovers

Hi Music Makers, We’re the Hounslow Musicians’ Network (HMN), a new group of local musicians and promoters that want to turn the volume back up in the borough. And we’re looking for more makers to join our band. We are friends eclectic 😉 You could be a solo musician, a promoter, a pub landlord or

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Ditch the car and go eCargo: what would happen if you swapped your car for an electric Cargo bike for a week?

Traffic driving you mad? Tired of trying to track down that elusive parking spot whenever you nip out to the shops or collect the kids from school? Want to get around while also reducing your carbon footprint and helping limit the impact of climate change? We’re looking for local Hounslow residents ready to take the

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Free Shows, Free Activities, Free Stuff and the Best Panto Deal Ever at the Arts Centre, Hounslow

Scroll through this blog for exciting activities happening at the Arts Centre, Hounslow, including Footprint: Festival of the Environment, free goody events, family festival fun, a list of family activities, competitions, activities for adults, and info on this year’s pantomime: Peter Pan! Scroll down for the full list. Exciting events at back at the Arts

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Looking for ways to spend your ShopLocal £20 voucher?

Hounslow Council has launched the ShopLocal Voucher Initiative to encourage residents to support the local economy by shopping in person rather than online. Every household in the borough has been sent a free £20 e-voucher to spend with participating local businesses to help them recover from the pandemic.  Over 300 businesses are already signed up

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Exploring Hounslow

Hounslow town centre is the junction of two roads dating back to pre-Roman times, once the main thoroughfares connecting London to the West Country.  Originally a tollgate controlled the flow from Hounslow Heath and the west.  Fortunately, the tollgate has now gone or been moved into a CZ area in central London. Visit 1: Try

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What’s going on in Feltham?

Bedfont, Feltham and Hanworth are three neighbourhoods, which make up the west of the borough and one of the greenest parts of Greater London – 30 minutes into central London.  Visit 1: Spend a fun day out with the kids Take a morning out to the Urban Farm https://hounslowurbanfarm.co.uk/ where you can come up close

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Leisure and fun in Chiswick

Visit 1: Retail Therapy – half day Once a residential village, is now a very upmarket area of London Chiswich offers a lovely day out to visitors.  At its heart is the bustling, tree lined Chiswick High Road is crammed with modern and vintage furniture shops, gift and home accessory stores and many fashion retailers.   

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Great day out in Brentford

Brentford offers a wealth of places to explore for all the family, with a cluster of museums and cultural venues, Waterman’s independent cinema, sporting venues and interesting architecture.  Growing as a market town where the River Brent meets the Thames the town is steeped in Tudor and Jacobean history.  Significant regeneration is now underway re-modelling

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