Lush escapes Near Northwood
One of finest green spaces in Greater London is also one of its hidden gems. Colne Valley Regional Park is less than 20 minutes away from the north-west London suburb of Northwood - take the Colne Valley Trail for stunning views. Anglers should head east of Denham village for 50 miles of river and canal, and more than 40 lakes.
Enjoy London - just half an hour away
The quiet suburb of Northwood has fantastic train links to the capital's centre, and you can be in Marylebone in just 32 minutes. Stroll around the exquistely manicured Regent's Park, with its pretty Boating Lake, before taking the short walk east to visit world-famous British Museum, home to one of the largest collections of human history, art and culture in the world.
Foodies paradise Harrow
Twenty minutes from Northwood, foodies will love bustling Harrow, with its clutch of fine restaurants and cafes. A multicultural area, Harrow is home to plenty of south Asian cuisine. Shree Sai Vada Pav is highly rated for its vegetarian Indian dishes. For a cosy and unique experience, don your bib and get stuck into the fresh seafood at The Fat Crab. Planning a trip to Northwood? Travelodge Watford Central Hotel is less than 15 minutes' drive away, with regular, fast train links into central London. Or Travelodge London Uxbridge Hotel can be reached in half an hour by tube, and is a great base for exploring Colne Valley Regional Park.