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The shopping centre, known simply as The Centre, was built in 2006. As well as more than 60 retail outlets, restaurants and cafés, The Centre houses a hotel, 800 homes, Feltham Library, a medical centre and a Piazza used for performances and community events. It’s also home to Feltham Arts, a community project providing a range of children’s activities and events. In Air Park Way a few minutes’ walk from Feltham Railway Station is the Leisure West entertainment complex, a retail park with more shops and restaurants, a 10-pin bowling alley and Cineworld, the local multiplex cinema. Longford River continues its journey through Feltham and into Hanworth to the south. In Tudor times, Henry VIII enjoyed hunting in Hanworth Park, which was at the time heathland surrounding the tiny village. He gave the manor to Anne Boleyn for life, but after her execution and the King’s own death, Hanworth became the property of his sixth wife, Katherine Parr. During the Second World War the park was used as a grass airfield, Hanworth Aerodrome, and for building aircraft. Today its lowland dry grassland is an important biodiversity habitat. It is also well used by local residents for sport and recreation. The greenery and rich body of nature conservation continues just to the east of the neighbourhood with the River Crane and the Crane Park Nature Reserve (see p48-p49).

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The propeller is symbolic of the area’s ties to aircraft manufacture

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Hounslow Pocket Guide 2015  

Published in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow. 20,000 copies printed and distributed in July/August 2015.

Hounslow Pocket Guide 2015  

Published in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow. 20,000 copies printed and distributed in July/August 2015.

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