An unknown soldier at Mount Vernon Hospital
Mount Vernon Hospital was founded in 1860 but has been at the current site since 1904 where the main treatment was for tuberculosis. The first patient to be treated at the hospital was a soldier from WW1, and during WWII this became a general hospital.
The surrounding area of Northwood is easily accessible by tube from Central London, making some of the UK's most visited sights all within reach.
A day at the lido
Just over two and a half miles from the hospital is Ruislip Lido Reservoir - a stunning man-made beach. Originally opened in 1811, some recent renovations have been carried out, and you can now boat and swim in the reservoir like you could in its earliest days.
There’s fishing, a mini gauge railway and woods that are ripe for exploring; you can definitely lose a day enjoying these beautiful surroundings. Feeling hungry? Sample the restaurant or cafe, or there’s a picnic area if you prefer.
Heritage, history and more at Headstone Manor
Headstone Manor and museum is an exciting place to visit with a huge amount of history and tours to be enjoyed, plus heritage trails and exhibitions to explore. The buildings have so much character and charm, and with an onsite cafe in a beautiful setting, you'll captivated and fulfilled.
Planning a trip to Mount Vernon Hospital, Travelodge Watford Central is less than five miles away or Travelodge London Harrow is just slightly further.