Living in West London
This year, why not go on an adventure of your own with your new guest and explore some of the greatest spots known in West London. It’s a great opportunity to discover more in your area and to bond with your student!
West London is a vibrant and thriving area home to more than 1.5million people across it’s seven boroughs; Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond-upon-Thames.
Towns & Landmarks:
West London has a number of remarkable towns and landmarks that are popular by locals and tourists alike. Some of them are:
1. Southall - Often called ‘Little Punjab’ or ‘Little India’, you can be sure to find spices, jewellery, and antiques on the High Street while eateries along The Broadway offer traditional food.
2. Hanwell - Here you can find the 1930s Hanwell Clock Tower and the Hanwell Zoo, home to meerkats and porcupines.
6. Fulham - An upmarket residential area known for trendy shopping streets like KIng’s Road and Fulham Road, which have chic boutiques, home-goods stores, and posh delis.
7. Hammersmith - Known for being home to the Hammersmith Apollo, one of London’s best known events venue, as well as two major football clubs, Chelsea F.C and Fulham F.C.
8. Chiswick - Contains Hogarth’s House, a neo-Palladian villa regarded as one of the finest in England; and Fuller’s Brewery, London’s largest and oldest brewery.
9. Park Royal - Best known for its Asda superstore and the Park Royal leisure park, which includes a nine-screen multiplex and a 36-lane bowling alley.
10. Paddington - Famous for St. Mary’s Hospital, where Nobel Prize winner Sir Alexander Fleming revolutionised the world of medicine with his discovery of penicillin. It is also where Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were all born.
11. Shepherd’s Bush - One of the go-to shopping destinations in London, Shepherd’s Bush has many other attractions to offer to visitors, including bars, bustling markets and music venues.
12. Richmond - Tranquil Kew Gardens attracts botanical enthusiasts and families with its huge Arboretum, 17th century Kew Palace, and panoramic views from its Treetop Walkway.
13. Acton - Acton became heavily industrialised by the 1920s, meaning the motorcar industry was particularly well represented - the most famous one being Napier.
Homestay in West London:
There are several homestay options in West London, which usually vary between a private or shared room in a flat or house with either a shared bathroom or en-suite. Rooms are either ‘classic rooms’ or ‘premium rooms’, and can either be for a single, twin or triple accommodation.
Single rooms consist of one single or double bed, and a shared bathroom.
Twin rooms consist of two beds in one room, good for 2 people's stay and a shared bathroom.
Triple rooms consist of three beds in one room, good for 3 people's stay and a shared bathroom.
En-suite rooms consist of a single or double bed and a private bathroom.
Host Family Stay operates a large network of hosts in West London and every host and their property is vetted in accordance with the British Council guidelines.
Places of Interest in West London:
There are many places in West London that are worth visiting, so why not go on an adventure of your own with your new guest and explore some of the greatest spots known in West London. It’s a great opportunity to discover more in your area and to bond with your student!
1. Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England.
Address: Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 4PX
2. Science Museum
The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city's major tourist attractions, attracting 3.3 million visitors annually.
Address: Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
3. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. An internationally important botanical research and education institution, it employs 1,100 staff. Its board of trustees is chaired by Dame Amelia Fawcett.
4. Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, established in the early 19th century around the area formerly known as Charing Cross.
Address: Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN
5. Chinatown Gate
Vibrant, ornamental gate with traditional Qing Dynasty designs in a bustling enclave.
A 2-min walk from Leicester Square.
Address: 10 Wardour St, West End, London W1D 6BZ
We hope you enjoyed reading this informative blog on living areas in West London and places to visit in the region. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and speak to one of our friendly staff members. If you are looking for a homestay, you can visit our website here for more information.
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