Uxbridge, 15 miles north west of Charring Cross, Central London, is a large and diverse Town in the London Borough of Hillingdon. With views from the North side out to the Chiltern Hills, and bordering Buckinghamshire, it is perhaps one of the most attractive areas of west London. With large family homes around the Common, the Cricket Club and charming canal side restaurants and pubs, it has become European Head Quarters choice for many major Companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Coca Cola, Xerox, Unisys and Cadbury's.
The Cricket Ground is sometimes used by Middlesex CCC as Uxbridge was historicaly within the boundaries of Middlesex.
The Grand Union Canal continues to thrive with pubs and restaurants and provides moorings for several comunities too, the canal runs all the way to Birmingham. Other water ways include the River Pinn and Frays.
Historically, The Battle of Britain was managed from a bunker at RAF Uxbridge defending the south east of England from an expected invasion by Hitler. The same Bunker was used again for Commanding the D-Day landings June 1944 that finally liberated Europe. Today, the RAF Base is scaled back and much has been merged into Raf Northolt Airport. St. Andrews Gate was the primary pedestrian access point, oppossite St Andrews Church, built 1864-65 and designed by the Architect Sir George Gilbert Scott, who also designed St Pancras Station and The Albert Memorial.
Behind the town centre is a beautiful Nature Reserve with some lovely walks along the River that offer escape and peace from London without having to leave. By Train, on the London Underground, Kings Cross is about 45 minuites away.
Directly to the south of Uxbridge lies the beautiful Denham Village with its old world charm, pubs, restaurants and Churches. Also nearby is Black Park on the edge of Pinewood Studios, a large area of lake and Pinewood trees, that was used for the filming of Colditz. Pinewood Studios of course has been used for many famous films including James Bond and Dr No.
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