Hounslow (//) is a large suburban town in West London, 10.7 miles (17.2 km) west-southwest of Charing Cross. The majority of Hounslow is within the London Borough of Hounslow, where it is one of the borough's five major towns (alongside Chiswick, Brentford, Isleworth and Feltham) and the home of its administrative centre. Heathrow Airport is in the London Borough of Hillingdon, whilst the southern portion of Hounslow adjacent to the station is within the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames. Hounslow, covering the TW3, TW4, TW5 and TW6 postal code areas, is identified as a major metropolitan centre in the London Plan.
|Population||103,337 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|• Charing Cross||10.7 mi (17.2 km) ENE|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Most of Hounslow, including its Town Centre, the area south of the railway station and the localities of Lampton and Spring Grove, falls under the TW3 postcode. The TW4 postcode is made up of Hounslow West and parts of Cranford, whilst the TW5 postcode includes Heston and Cranford. Heathrow Airport and parts of Hatton comprise the TW6 postcode.