The London Borough of Hounslow is a London borough in west London, England, forming a part of Outer London. The borough was created in 1965, under the London Government Act 1963, by the merger of the area of the former Brentford and Chiswick Urban District, Feltham Urban District and also the Heston and Isleworth Urban District of Middlesex. Hounslow covers a total area of around 21.61 square miles. The borough stretches from near Central London in the east to the border with Surrey towards the west, covering Chiswick, Brentford, Isleworth and Feltham along with Hounslow itself.
Hounslow grew quickly during the latter half of the 20th century on account of other travel, a connection to the largest of London's airports since the 1940s, Heathrow Airport which is inside the Hounslow post town.
The Great West Road, which crosses the borough from Chiswick to Heathrow, at one time served nationally and globally well-known manufacturers including Firestone, Gillette and Coty. Because of this, the area became known as the 'Golden Mile'. A few of these factory sites remain, such as Gillette Corner, and also the Great West Road continues to be home to a lot of prestigious names, supplying them with straightforward non-motorway access between Slough, London Heathrow Airport and Central London. Other notable landmarks include Osterley Park, Gunnersbury Park, Syon House, the London Museum of Water and Steam, and Chiswick House.