Ideally located next to the airport, Holiday Inn Hotels, London Heathrow airport is on the north side and provides a wonderful base from which to explore West London, and the reservoirs and parks of Greater London. The hotel's distinctive circular design catches the eye and you'll love our comfortable and stylish suites. All our rooms have 24-hour room service from which you can order anything from a snack or glass of wine to a full meal. You also have access to high-speed internet, high-definition LCD television, 25 free-to-air channels and movies on demand in each of our rooms.
The perfect way to start your day is with breakfast, whether it's a full English buffet or a choice of cereals, English muffins or all-butter croissants. If you simply require a boost from fresh, rich coffee, then head along to our comfortable Starbucks lounge. And the ideal place to unwind after a busy day is in the Heathrow Airport Bar before enjoying a delicious meal in the Junction Restaurant.
Eton is synonymous with its famous boarding school that has educated Prime Ministers and royalty for over five centuries. Eton's High Street bisects the town and is full of little traditional shops specialising in antiques, tableware, ceramics and gifts and even fudge. The Brocas is a pretty riverside meadow which is ideal for a picnic and is perfect for enjoying lovely views of Windsor Castle across the river.
The official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Windsor castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. The structure and grounds are perfectly preserved and the grandeur of the state rooms and chapel will take your breath away. You'll discover an ever-changing exhibition too.
Windsor is not only home to the Queen, it's also inhabited by the king of construction toys, Lego. Legoland Windsor features 11 themed lands, all based on the classic Lego design, including train and boat rides, a miniature park, a Land of the Vikings and a Kingdom of the Pharaohs. This theme park resort is perfect for the young ones and the young at heart.
The botanic gardens at Kew contain more than 30,000 different species of plant within several houses and conservatories. You'll see anything from aquatic plants, fungi, fruit and vegetables, to roses, junipers and orchids. The grounds are also home to a spectacular treetop walkway from which you'll have amazing views of Kew and the surrounding area. You'll also come across the Pagoda, a ten-storey late 19th-century construction, as well as a large scale replica of Kyoto's Western Temple of the Original Vow.
The nearest shopping centre to Heathrow is at Ealing - only three miles from Kew - which has more than 80 high-street stores and plenty of coffee shops and eateries.