Cranford in Hounslow sits right next to Heathrow Airport, and is close to both the M4 and M25 motorways, giving it great links across the country.
If you're lucky enough to be heading to the town during its annual Vintage Steam Ralley, you can expect hundreds of classic cars, vintage bikes and retro automobilia. Cranford is famous for the yearly event, and goes all out with its stands and displays, with the locals dressing up for the occasion.
Abundant nature beneath London's flight path
Cranford Park has been a Green Flag award winner since 2002 and is 144 acres of stunning parklands, historical relics and walled gardens.
Once the kitchen courtyard of Cranford House, the Secret Garden inside the park is maintained solely by volunteers. Keep your eye out for special events that will open the gate and let you wander through the natural wonderland inside.
Explore south-west London from Cranford
With great road links, some of the main draws of south-west London are within minutes of Cranford, including Brunel University, Twickenham Stadium and RAF Northolt.
Looking for a cheap hotel in Cranford? Travelodge London Central Heathrow Hotel is right in the centre of town, or Travelodge Heathrow Heston M4 Westbound Hotel is only one mile away.