450 Staines Road, Hounslow, TW4 5AB
One of London's largest nature reserves, Hounslow Heath is the last surviving remnant of a once huge heath that covered most of south-west Middlesex. The heath boasts a rich and colourful history which included a period as an army mustering and training ground, a haunt of highwaymen and the venue for one of the world's first commercial airports.
Today, the heath is managed for wildlife, and supports several rare or declining plants and animal species. There is a car park and an information centre situated close to the Staines Road entrance.