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Uxbridge - the Town
Uxbridge is the administrative centre of the London Borough of Hillingdon and here you will find the Civic Centre where the Council sits. Served well by bus and London Underground services it is a thriving centre for commerce and shopping. Home to Brunel University and Uxbridge College it offers a wide range of educational opportunities for people of all ages.
It was at RAF Uxbridge that the Battle of Britain was co-ordinated from the underground bunker which still exists.
A short distance from Heathrow Airport, which is also found within Hillingdon, Uxbridge and the surrounding area hosts many major offices for world known companies such as Netscape, Coca Cola, Hewlett Packard, Apple, Safeway, Rank Xerox and many others.
Geographically the town is on the western edge of Greater London and the M25 motorway runs close by, to the west. Central London is about 15 miles away and tubes and buses provide a regular service to the West End and Central London. Further to the west we are a short distance from the tourist sites of Windsor and the beautiful Berkshire and Buckinghamshire countryside.
Uxbridge is the main shopping centre in Hillingdon.
There is a new shopping centre, The Chimes, making Uxbridge a Regional Shopping Centre to rival and surpass many in the surrounding boroughs.
Shop Mobility is the easy way for people with disabilities to shop in Uxbridge. This
enables Uxbridge shops to benefit from the extra revenue brought in by people with
disabilities and their companions. It is also an easy and pleasant way for people to get
around the shops. You will find Shop Mobility in the Chimes Shopping Centre on the same
level as the Cinema. (Level 2)
Uxbridge Office - Link 1a, Civic Centre, Uxbridge UB8 1UW
How to get here
Uxbridge is close to the M4, M40 and M25 motorways.
M40 The M40 starts at Uxbridge as you leave London.
From the Midlands or from the M25: take the M40 motorway to the last exit, just after the M25 junction. There are two exits to Uxbridge the first (immediately after the M25 junction) brings you into Uxbridge on the Oxford Road.
The second brings you into Uxbridge along Park Road, past Uxbridge College and down the side of RAF Uxbridge and straight towards the Civic Centre. NB this road has a 30 m.p.h. limit even though it is a dual carriageway.
Other routes take the M25. This is notoriously slow but if you are unsure of other short cuts to Uxbridge it is the easiest route to remember. See the M40 instructions above for the rest of the route.
A40 From Central London it is signposted for Oxford . The turn is soon after Northolt Airport - where all of the lampposts seem to shrink into the ground!
From the West take the M4 and then turn left onto the M25 (You join the M25 south of Uxbridge - signs for Watford) take the M40 turn off (towards Central London) and follow the directions above
Easily accessible by public transport it is a terminus for London Underground Piccadilly and Metropolitan line trains. You may need to change at Acton Town to avoid going to Heathrow on the Piccadilly line. You may need to change onto a Metropolitan line train at Rayners Lane if you are on the Piccadilly line at off peak times.
What was there when they dug up the old shopping centre before they built the Chimes? The Archeological dig report is available on Hillingdon On-line. We have got hold of pictures so have a look
St Andrew's Church History
St Margaret's Church History
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