Hillingdon is located about 14.2 miles west of Charing Cross. In the 1920's, there was a huge population boom in Hillingdon which led to the area being absorbed by the Uxbridge Urban District in 1929.
Hillingdon has been a part of Greater London since 1965.
A majority of Hillingdon is seen as the Hillingdon East ward of the Hillingdon London Borough Council.
The Hillingdon Borough was created on the 1st of April, 1965, and it has its administrative headquarters in the Hillingdon Civic Centre, Uxbridge.
Hillingdon has a total land area of 115.70 km2 (44.67 sq mi) and a population density of 2,600/km2 (6,800/sq mi). In 2008, it was the least densely populated among the London boroughs.
The population of Hillingdon 302,300, according to a mid-2017 estimate.
Hillingdon’s area codes are 01895, 01923, 020, and the official website of the borough is www.hillingdon.gov.uk
The Borough of Hillingdon is large and located in Greater London. The borough was created in the county of Middlesex in 1965 from the districts of Ruislip-Northwood, Hayes and Harlington, Yiewsley and West Drayton, and Uxbridge.
Hillingdon is the second largest of London’s 32 boroughs by area and is governed by the Hillingdon Council with its headquarters in the Civic Centre, Uxbridge.
The borough is split into North Hillingdon and South Hillingdon for administrative purposes.
Hillingdon is made up of 22 wards which include: Barnhill, Charville, Eastcote and East Ruislip, Botwell, Hillingdon East, Northwood Hills, Ickenham, Cavendish, Brunel, Heathrow Villages (consisting of Sipson, Harmondsworth, and Harlington), Pinkwell, South Ruislip, Harefield, Manor, West Drayton, West Ruislip, Northwood, Townfield, Uxbridge North, Yiewsley, Uxbridge South, and Yeading.
There are over 200 green spaces in Hillingdon and they all amount to about 1,800 acres. This is possible because most of the area is within the Metropolitan Green Belt.
British Airways administers Harmondsworth Moor Park on behalf of the borough.
Parts of Hillingdon are divided by the Grand Union Canal. The canal cuts through Yiewsley, Hayes, West Drayton and Uxbridge.
Children centres and recreational areas for kids under five in the borough include Cherry Lane, Colham Manor, Barra Hall, Belmore, Harefield, Hillside, Cornerstone, Cowley St. Laurence, Nestles Avenue, McMillan Early Childhood Centre, Uxbridge College, and Oak Farm.
Ruislip Lido was a feeder reservoir that serviced the Grand Union Canal but has been disconnected and now serves as a recreational lido. The London Wildlife Trust manages Frays Farm Meadows and Denham Lock Wood which are scientific areas of interest located close to the canal.
There are four theatres in Hillingdon, namely the Open Air Theatre, Barra Hall Park in Hayes, the Beck Theatre in Hayes, the Winston Churchill Theatre and Hall, and the Compass Theatre in Ickenham.
Several large corporations have their headquarters in Hillingdon, including British Airways in Waterside, Harmondsworth, and Guoman Hotel Management (UK) Limited in the Thistle London Heathrow in West Drayton.
Other companies with offices in Hillingdon are British Midland International and the British Midland Training Centre in Stockley Close, West Drayton, Hellenic Imperial Airways at the Axis House in Harlington, and China Airlines in the Hyde Park Hayes 3.
Hillingdon has seventeen libraries, namely Hayes End, Hayes, Ruislip Manor, Harefield, Harlington, Charville, Eastcote, Ickenham, Northwood, West Drayton, Yeading, Oak Farm, South Ruislip, Uxbridge, Manor Farm, Northwood Hills, and Yiewsley.
Brunel University, Uxbridge College, and Hayes campuses are all located in the Borough of Hillingdon.