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5 Halloween trick or treat safety tips

Halloween is upon us again! If you or your child is planning on trick or treating tonight then, here are some tips to help them stay safe this year: Never go into a stranger’s house! Don’t go alone – make sure a  responsible adult or guardian goes with you Only knock on doors of homes

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Family Friendly October half-term activities in Hounslow

The school half-term is approaching which can be an expensive time for those with young children to entertain. But don’t worry if you’re looking for family friendly things to do to keep them busy if your budget is tight because we have found a selection of FREE activities for you to consider. From parkour to

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Queen release new track Face It Alone featuring former Feltham residents Freddie Mercury and Brian May

Former Queen frontman and Feltham resident Freddie Mercury features on Face It Alone, a newly released track from the band for the first time in eight years. Originally recorded during Queen’s 1988 sessions for their album The Miracle, the track was among those that weren’t included on the final cut. However, it was later re-discovered

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Hounslow celebrates Black History Month

Hounslow Council is inviting the community to share in this year’s Black History Month celebrations with a special showcase event at Hounslow House on Wednesday, 12 October.  The free flagship event will see a host of prominent guest speakers come together to share their stories around the theme of this year’s Black History Month – Time for

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Musical Double Header in Brentford on 24th September

Brentford is the location for two musical events this Saturday! The first event takes place at the Watermans Park outside the bandstand, organised by the Watermans Park Friendly Society from 12-2pm. The second event is an afternoon of tea, coffee and cake at the Holiday Inn in Brentford Lock from 3-6pm. Local musician and songwriter

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Where can Hounslow residents sign Books of Condolences for Queen Elizabeth II

Following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Hounslow Council have opened books of condolences across libraries in the borough.  On Friday 9 September, the following public buildings opened for residents to write in the books of condolences:  Feltham Library, The Centre, High Street, Feltham TW13 4GU Feltham Lodge, 40 Harlington

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Join Cranford’s celebration of culture in Waye Avenue open space on the 15th October

Join a celebration of culture on Saturday 15th October in one of Cranford’s beautiful riverside parks! The event will start in the afternoon at 12pm and run till 3pm. There will be many activities to enjoy including a storytelling, foraging walk, silent disco litter pick and a range of community stalls. Learn more

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Join Cranford’s celebration of culture in Waye Avenue open space on the 10th September

Join a celebration of culture on Saturday 10th September in one of Cranford’s beautiful riverside parks! The event will start in the afternoon at 12pm and run till 3pm. There will be many activities to enjoy including a drumming workshop, animal petting opportunities, silent disco litter pick and a range of community stalls. Lean more

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Creating ‘Dino’ the Dinosaur Train!

Volunteers at Hampton Kempton Waterworks Railway (HKWR) in Feltham are flat out, creating their very own ‘Dino’ dinosaur train for their great family dinosaur train weekend 24/25 September 2022. Fortunately, HKWR have expert modellers in their volunteer team who have been very busy building ‘Dino’ the huge dinosaur train, which will pull the carriages for

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Enjoy a season of music at the St. George’s Church in Hanworth

Starting this October, St George’s Church in Hanworth will be hosting an eclectic concert series on one Saturday every month from many amazing local ensembles and bands. The first event will take place on Saturday 22nd October 2022. Tickets will cost £10 per person with concession tickets costing £5.  The Kindred Spirit Band will be

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ACTIVE360 Paddleboarding – Kids Summer SUP

ACTIVE360 Paddleboarding is running ‘Kids Summer SUP’ Mondays-Wednesdays in August for the school summer holiday break for 9-16 year olds. Kids Summer SUP is held at our BRENTFORD LOCK site (Paddlers Avenue, London TW8 8LR – paid parking available at Holiday Inn Brentford)  on the non-tidal Grand Union Canal. Current dates available are as follows:

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‘My favourite parks’ with Councillor Guy Lambert

This week is national Love Parks Week. Organised by the Tidy Britain Group, it’s an annual celebration of the green and open spaces that are right on our doorsteps. The ones that many of us take for granted.  With more than 120 parks and open spaces in Hounslow, our borough has plenty to celebrate. In

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Why Boston Manor Park is my favourite Hounslow park

Boston Manor Park has been hitting the headlines recently, with the manor house having a starring role in TV documentary Heritage Rescue. With the renovation of the manor house nearing completion and the park also undergoing a transformation, these are exciting times for Boston Manor Park. Here, as part of our Love Parks Week series,

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A walk through Watermans Park

Hounslow Council and its partners are transforming the borough’s parks through a series of regeneration masterplans. One of these to benefit from this programme is Watermans Park in Brentford.  The new-look Watermans has new play facilities, improved access and footpaths, outdoor meeting and recreational spaces and much more.  The Friends of Watermans Park has been an important partner

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Hounslow Heath – A remarkable historic landscape and home to rare reptiles

As part of our series of features for Love Parks Week, we asked Paul Wood, author of London is a Forest, to tell us about his favourite open space in Hounslow. My book, ‘London is a Forest’ takes the form of seven urban forest trails which follow routes in or out from the centre of

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Come and witness the Industrial Revelation – Eco-Festival

Eco Festival sees nature fighting back against the machine! By Elaine Samuels Since the start of the industrial revolution in the 19th Century, the rise of the machine has been held partly responsible for the increase in carbon emissions, the acceleration of climate warming as well as using up the Earth’s natural resources faster than

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Hounslow’s Proud! Meadowbank celebrates local talent in LGBTQ+ art exhibition.

One of the highlights of Pride month was a fabulous finale to an art competition launched earlier this year.  The Meadowbank Adult Education & Community Learning Centre was the scene for Politics in Art – The Arc is Long, a chance to unearth local talent and exhibit pieces with an LGBTQ+ theme.  The winner was

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Sing along this summer at these musical events in Hounslow

The inHounslow Summer of Culture is coming up and it’s a great time to get involved in all the musical activities that are happening in Hounslow this summer.  Rock ‘n’ Roll Bus This event will involve a bus which tours around the Feltham and Chiswick area with rock and roll performed by the open mic

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Adventurous summer cycling routes through and to the London Borough of Hounslow

A long summer lies ahead of us and so it’s a great time to pick up your bike and venture out and about both in the borough and beyond, but what are the best routes to take for some cycling summer fun? This article will share some of those with you below.  Route 1: from

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Active360 Competition: Win a chance to go on an exciting paddle boarding adventure!

inHounslow is delighted that one of our local businesses, Active 360, is launching a new competition to encourage people to take up the fun activity of paddle boarding. Each month until September, Active360 will be giving two people the opportunity to have a go at paddle boarding or Canoeing for free at one of their

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Share your local memories and help create a unique local history archive  

Budding historians are being given the chance to get involved in a project to build-up a better picture of Hounslow’s rich heritage.  Libraries across Hounslow will be hosting amazing local history exhibitions from 1 June as part of the borough’s Summer of Culture celebrations.   Showcasing some fascinating finds from the borough’s archives, every exhibition will

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Help create our bunting bank and get our Summer of Culture underway

This summer, Hounslow will come to life with the borough’s first ever Summer of Culture programme, showcasing the very best in performance, sport, culture and live events. There will be something on offer for everyone, in every part of the borough, with many free events. Summer of Culture bunting bank As part of the celebrations we

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inHounslow Gets Social!

We’re excited to announce that we’re going social! This month we’re launching our brand new social media channels – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. So if you’re a visitor, resident or business in the borough, check out our socials to help you plan some great local days out! We’ll be sharing all that’s happening in Hounslow

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Open Mics – Open to All! This is Brentford Community Open Mic – May 8th at the Musical Museum

This Spring we’ve enjoyed seeing more and more of our local music venues open their doors to live performances after a difficult couple of years. You might have spotted an increase in the number of “Open Mics” locally too. But what are they? What happens at an Open Mic? Can anyone take part in one?

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16 more hidden gem brunch & lunch spots to try in Hounslow borough this spring

A few months ago we held a competition for locals to recommend their best brunch spots in Hounslow. We are happy to announce that our winner for the brunch recommendations competition is Brenda Daly who has her own award-winning microbakery, Daly Bread in Isleworth since 2017. Brenda also runs classes on baking and breadmaking and

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Enjoy a theme-filled year of food and musical events at the Old Isleworth Market

Time for Tea & Treats at Old Isleworth Market this Saturday! It’s a Tea Party theme at this month’s Old Isleworth Market, taking place on 23rd April at Shrewsbury Walk (off South Street), TW7 7DE from 10am until 2pm. Following March’s popular chocolate-themed market, local stallholders will be dusting down their best china and getting

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Get Dug In! Cultivate London’s HIVE Outreach Programme to Uncover New Green Community Champions

As part of Hounslow Council’s Thriving Communities Programme, Cultivate London are running a series of outreach workshops across the borough working with volunteer groups to establish and/or revitalise community green spaces.  Both Hounslow and Cultivate want to build up a wide-ranging group of people utilising their green spaces whilst improving their mental health, participating in

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15 cracking parks to egg-splore this Easter!

Spring has officially sprung so it’s a great time of year to get outdoors and explore your local parks. We’re lucky to have a huge variety and number of parks in the Borough of Hounslow but did you know that 21 of them have been given a Green Flag Award? This award celebrates amazing spaces

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Great places to experience live music in Hounslow borough

After nearly two years of uncertainty surrounding live music due to Covid, our local live music venues are welcoming back audiences through their doors once again. So, the next free evening you’ve got nothing to do, why not check out one of these top venues suggested by the Hounslow Musicians’ Network (HMN) and support the local

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Join the inHounslow Family Fun group

We’re looking for local parents and carers to help us make inHounslow.com the most extensive hot-list of great things to learn and do in the borough for local families and visitors. You may be a local parent who is excited to tell more people about the fun places you have visited with the family. Maybe

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Join the inHounslow Arts & Culture group

Want to share what you love the most about Arts & Culture in Hounslow? Become an inHounslow contributor and help us celebrate the best arts and culture our borough has to offer. Passionate about the arts and cultural scene in Hounslow and think you can give it a stronger voice? We’re looking for local arts

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Hounslow Council offers the Try Before You Bike scheme

Hounslow Council offers the Try Before You Bike scheme.  This scheme allows individuals to try out a new or nearly new bike for a monthly fee. Peddle My Wheels run this programme on behalf of the Council. If you like the bike you receive, you can later buy it at a discounted price or continue to

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Join the inHounslow Green Days Out Club

We’re looking for green-minded adventurers with ideas on how to enjoy cosy nights in and fun days out in an eco-friendly way – and those of you excited to engage with local businesses that are putting the planet first. Sounds like you? Sign up and share your green ideas with the Hounslow community, helping people

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

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

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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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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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