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WATCH… Hounslow is very proud of its sporting links. Home to Brentford Football Club, the site of the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race finish line, and awarded Proud Host status for Rugby World Cup 2015, there’s little doubt the borough is a good location for sports fans.

Brentford FC grounds at Griffin Park

Brentford Football Club, nicknamed the Bees, began in Hounslow in 1889 and is often the first stop for football tourists landing at Heathrow. Griffin Park, which still has standing only terraces, has been its home for more than a century but the club is set to move to a new 20,000 seater stadium on Lionel Road South, beside Kew Bridge Railway Station, in the next few years. Situated just a stone’s throw from Twickenham Stadium on the borough boundary, it’s not surprising that Hounslow plays host to thousands of rugby fans whenever there’s a big match on. With accommodation, pubs

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and restaurants at more reasonable prices than other neighbourhoods, and no greater distance to travel, it makes perfect sense for sports fans on a budget. In recognition, Hounslow’s Proud Host status provides the borough with official Rugby World Cup 2015 association. Rugby at Twickenham

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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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