Ruislip Lido & Railway – 1.5mls
Ruislip Lido started life in 1811 as Ruislip Reservoir and was built as a feeder for the Grand Junction Canal, later, in 1933, to become the Grand Union Canal (Company), and thus our nearest canal being known by the name it has today. The Ruislip Lido Railway is a 12 inch gauge railway operated entirely by volunteers. The line runs through the woodlands skirting the lake from Woody Bay Station beside the beach, all the way round to Ruislip Lido (Waters Edge) Station which is close to the car park. Here you can watch the loco being turned on the turntable ready for the return journey. The two and a half mile round trip takes about 35 minutes. All our trains are wheelchair, pushchair and buggy friendly. The service is normally operated by one of our large diesel locomotives. On weekends and Bank Holidays, our steam locomotive 'Mad Bess', which is a half scale version of the Ffestiniog Railway locomotive 'Blanche', may pull the train.
Manor Farm – 0.5ml
Manor Farm is located on the site of a Norman motte and bailey, within which a small, non-conventual Benedictine priory was established in the later 12th century. The moated site was sequestrated by the Crown and granted to King’s College in 1451. The building accounts reveal that Manor Farm was erected over the space of two building seasons by a team including both masons and carpenters. The decision to rebuild may relate to the incoming manorial lessee Robert Drury (d.1535) of Hawstead, Suffolk, previously speaker of the House of Commons. This corresponds with a date range of 1506-11 established by a recent tree-ring survey; it was previously thought to be of late 16th century date.
Holland & Holland Shooting Ground – 2mls
Since 1880, the Holland & Holland Shooting Ground have offered unrivalled facilities for the sporting Gun. Set in sixty acres of rolling woodland and open countryside, just 17 miles from Central London, the Grounds combine rural tranquility with superb access to main transport routes such as the M40, M25, Heathrow and the London Underground System.
Moor Park Golf Club – 2.5mls
The High Course plays host annually to the Hertfordshire Stag, as well as regularly welcoming such events as the County Championships, the English Seniors Open and the Carris Trophy. The English Boys' Strokeplay Championship known as the Carris Trophy, attracts Europe's best youngsters and is held at Moor Park every fourth year. Moor Park has also hosted the Bob Hope Classic, the Spalding Silver King, Uniroyal, The Four Stars Pro-Celebrity, Woolmark Ladies European Match Play Championship and the Ladies British Open. The West course, although shorter in length than the High, demands a more exacting approach from the golfer to reach the tricky greens in regulation. The 17th century mansion house of Moor Park, perhaps one of the most photographed clubhouses in golf, provides a spectacular setting to relax and enjoy a post round drink or two.
Pinner Hill Golf Club 3.0mls
located in a delightful setting at the top of Pinner Hill surrounded by rolling parkland and mature woods - the peaceful atmosphere will make you feel a million miles away from North West London's suburbia. Two nine hole loops of mature fairways and undulating greens will lift and challenge your game at this incredible golf course
People the world-over have been enchanted by the Harry Potter films for nearly a decade. The wonderful special effects and amazing creatures have made this iconic series beloved to both young and old – and now, for the first time, the doors are going to be opened for everyone at the studio where it first began. You'll have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes, props and animatronics, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology and talent that went into making the most successful film series of all time.
Wembley Stadium & Arena – 5mls
From England's glorious World Cup victory in 1966, the unforgettable Live Aid concert in 1985, FC Barcelona's stunning UEFA Champion's League triumph in 2011 or the historic ongoing tradition of the FA Cup Final, the Wembley Stadium Tour gives you the chance to relive your greatest moments, and create some new ones, as you go behind-the-scenes at the most famous stadium in the world.
Wembley Arena (originally the Empire Pool) is located right next to Wembley Stadium. Built for the 1934 British Empire Games, by Arthur Elvin, and originally housed a swimming pool, as reflected by its former name, Empire Pool. The pool itself was last used for the 1948 Summer Olympics. The building is used for music, comedy and family entertainment and for sport.
Westfields – 12mls
Westfield London is the capital's ultimate luxury shopping and leisure destination: the perfect place to shop, eat and meet. This architecturally stunning undercover environment is a showcase for four anchor stores: Debenhams, Next, M&S and House of Fraser, plus over 300 other luxury and high-street retailers such as Apple, Bershka, Hugo Boss, H&M, Zara and Topshop. And don't miss The Village, an exclusive shopping enclave that is home to over 40 sought-after brands such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Mulberry, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Tiffany, De Beers and many more.
Legoland – 10mls
Legoland Windsor was built on the site of the previous Windsor Safari Park in Windsor, Berkshire, and opened in 1996. As of 2010, there are twelve areas in the park, including: The Beginning, Imagination Centre, Miniland, Duplo Land, Traffic, LEGO City, Land of the Vikings, Kingdom of the Pharaohs, Pirates Landing, Knights Kingdom, and Adventure Land.
Chessington World of Adventures – 15mls
The park has a large selection of attractions. It also has over 1,000 animals, many of which can be seen from the Safari Skyway, an elevated monorail around the Zoo. Chessington has been in the same ownership as nearby Thorpe Park since 1998
Heathrow Airport – 7mls
Located in the London Borough of Hillingdon, in West London, Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the third busiest airport in the world (as of 2012) in terms of total passenger traffic, handling more international passengers than any other airport around the globe. It is also the busiest airport in the EU by passenger traffic and the third busiest in Europe given the number of traffic movements, with a figure surpassed only by Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Frankfurt Airport.