The 10 Best Things to Do in Southall, United Kingdom (UK)

September 8, 2017 Darleen Reid

Southall is a large suburban district of west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Ealing. It is situated 10.7 miles (17.2 km) west of Charing Cross. Neighbouring places include Yeading, Hayes, Hanwell, Hounslow, Greenford and Northolt. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.
Restaurants in Southall

1. Hen Corner

Lateward Road, Brentford, Ealing TW8 0PL, England
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5 based on 104 reviews

Hen Corner

Baking - Preserving - Artisan Food Making - Poultry & Bee Keeping - Traditional Skills Whether it's welcoming guests to our courses or working with schools, Hen Corner is bringing together the country and the city, helping you turn your urban corner green.

Reviewed By Christina N - Slough, United Kingdom

Absolutely wonderful "Toast & Marmalade" workshop at Hen Corner, making traditional Seville Orange Marmalade, a Lemon, Ginger & Honey Marmalade, and a loaf of bread. Sara was an excellent teacher - and aside from the marmalade making, she taught us a whole different way of mixing and kneading dough that really produced great bread. Mine was a mix of 40% seeded white/60% wholemeal flour, using normal Dove yeast, so easily replicated. It tasted great both as sandwiches and toast.
So far I've dug into the Lemon marmalade (designed by Sara for a Honey Show competition), which is delicious and definitely worth repeating. The ginger in syrup ingredient adds a little kick that knocks it out of the flu 'lemon & honey' taste profile and into something really lovely.
We also got to check out their mini urban smallholding backyard, complete with hens and bee hives as well as the kitchen garden. It's a little slice of 'Good Life' paradise in the centre of London.
It was an excellent day - learnt lots, in a lovely environment, delicious lunch and afternoon tea, it was a great deal of fun and very sociable with four other lovely ladies. I would definitely recommend the Hen Corner courses (there's a Cider course in September), and am actually going back next month to do the "Cheese in a Day" course to learn to make Mozzarella, Feta and Camembert. Looking forward to it!

2. Dinosaur Escape Adventure Golf

West London Golf Centre Ruislip Road | Ruislip Road, Northolt, Ealing UB5 6QZ, England +44 20 8842 3438
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4.5 based on 206 reviews

Dinosaur Escape Adventure Golf

Come And Explore Dr Dino's Dinosaur Escape Adventure Golf... It's A Monster Day Out For The Whole Family! Where Jurassic Giants Prowl Amongst Jungle Marsh, Follow The Fossil Rock Path And Discover 18 Holes Of Adventure Golf Action. You Can Observe Our Near Life Size Prehistoric Predators Move, Breathe And Roar!

Reviewed By simonandmiska - Slovakia

Went with my 7 year old, could be so much better, the holes are a little unimaginative and it is expensive for a hrs entertainment, he did enjoy it though and the staff were very friendly

3. Osterley Park and House - National Trust

Jersey Road, Isleworth, Hounslow TW7 4RB, England +44 20 8232 5050
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4 based on 395 reviews

Osterley Park and House - National Trust

Reviewed By 3WildThings - London, United Kingdom

Lots of space for kids to run and play ball. Cafe is reasonably priced and food is delicious. Staff are friendly and helpful. Boats on the river are great fun during the summer months. Car park expensive but local parking is much cheaper on the streets around it. The horses in the field are fantastic. Regular place we visit.

4. Beck Theatre

Grange Road, Hayes UB3 2UE, England +44 20 8561 8371
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

Beck Theatre

A 600 seat theatre which hosts an exciting range of dance, drama, comedy, music and family shows (including a stunning pantomime).

Reviewed By davefking1954 - London, United Kingdom

Disappointed with the show but that's no reflection on the theatre.
Good parking facilities and easy to get to. Recommend parking near the exit as getting out after the show is a joke due to the "pretty" layout. It's not a million mile walk, even for those less mobile.
Once inside, plenty of tables for four, usually reserved, and usually with only two people sat at them meaning that the rest of the audience stand around the foyer like wallflowers with nowhere to put their drinks, coffees or snacks. Big, big minus. It's not as if they haven't the room for a few "poseur" bar tables or even shelves in appropriate places.
Doesn't matter where you sit you are always going to have a tremendous view, and nine times out of ten fairly priced. Looking a bit tired now and we went away with numb bums so maybe the seats could do with re-stuffing. Also, leg room a bit tight which also affects moving along the rows on exit and entry.
Drinks are a bit limited and it's worth pre-ordering interval drinks online (which also offers a discount. My interval drink didn't taste anything like the pre show drink however (Kronenbourg ).
All over, a nice little theatre, but, room for improvement

5. Sri Guru Singh Sabha

Havelock Road, Southall, Ealing UB2 4NP, England +44 20 8574 4311
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Sri Guru Singh Sabha

Reviewed By VineetMalani - New Delhi, India

The Southall Gurudwara is located close to the Broadway market. We loved the peace and quiet here, plus was fascinated to see how the Sikh community has created a home away from home here in London. The langar (free meals served in kitchen hall) was basic but tasty..

6. London Motorcycle Museum

29 Oldfield Lane South | Greenford, Greenford, Ealing UB6 9LD, England +44 20 8575 6644
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5 based on 34 reviews

London Motorcycle Museum

Reviewed By RobHANTS_Uk - Southampton

There aren't many museums I can think of that are quiet, interesting and offer a valuable experience combined with nostalgia. This museum is small, but offers a great collection of bikes, plus staff on hand to answer questions. There is also a small shop and a few refreshments, but we decided to stop in a cafe before and then go to the museum. There aren't many eating options nearby, so bear this in mind. It doesn't take long to get to Greenford and only a 15 - 20 minute walk from the tube station. We stayed about 90 minutes;some might need a bit longer, but allow a good hour to absorb it all. Well worth a visit if you want to do something off the main tourist drag in London.

7. Battle of Britain Bunker

11 Group Operations Room Wren Avenue | off St Andrews Road, Uxbridge UB10 0FD, England +44 1895 238154
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5 based on 228 reviews

Battle of Britain Bunker

The only original Battle of Britain RAF Fighter Group Operations Room open to the public. The Operations Room, in reality a series of rooms on 2 levels some 60 feet (18m) underground, is reached via 76 steps. The plotting room with its large map table, squadron display boards, balloon and weather states, is exactly how it was when Winston Churchill visited on 15th September 1940

Reviewed By DAVIDMS20050 - Emsworth, United Kingdom

Amazing WW2 RAF Bunker where the busiest sector number 11 under Keith Park [later Sir] where the squadrons based at Northolt, Tangmere, Biggin Hill and Kenley etc. won the Battle Of Britain. Brilliant account of the Battle from August to October 1940 by a great volunteer. The 1939 air conditioning still works, see where, despite the odds with the right men, aircraft [mainly the Hurricane & Spitfire], early radar and the Observer Corps the Battle was one against the Nazi Luftwaffe. Good little museum too with WW2 artefacts, models, photos, paintings and history of this only recently closed RAF Station. Well worth the suggested £3 donation, loos but no café [yet?] and definitely not for the disabled or infirm as lots of stairs down to reinforced concrete bunker 60 feet under Uxbridge`s soil . Very, very good. See also where Winston Churchill learnt on 1st September 1940 that there were no more reserves.

8. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Kew Green, Kew, Richmond-upon-Thames TW9 3AB, England +44 20 8332 5655
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Kew is London's largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens' history. Our collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse in the world, growing out in the landscape and within our glasshouses and nurseries.

Reviewed By Richard G - Norwich, United Kingdom

Something for everyone including children.
If you are interested in horticulture or not you are sure to find plenty of things of interest in this 300 + acres of park, Gardens, and historic buildings/ glass houses.
There are plenty of places to eat, from full meals to snacks. Plenty of spotless toilets dotted around the site. The food at the White Peaks restaurant looked really good although we didn’t eat there as we were there well before lunch. The cakes looked good and were covered. However when we decided to stop for lunch we were at the Victoria but we were not impressed and gave it a miss.
If you are not up to walking there is a train going around the site, cost is £5 for a full day pass and you can get off and on as many times as you like, well worth it.
We went in March when some things we shut and the trees and shrubs were dormant
despite this we had a memorable day.
To make the most of this place, you need at least a day to do it justice.
We parked on Ferry lane Car park arriving at 9.45am and there was hardly anyone there! Although it was a Sunday and the clocks had gone forward! Cost £7, whether you stay there 1hour or the day, very convenient for the Brentford gate.
We will go again later in the year.

9. Sanatan Temple

Ealing Road, Wembley, England +44 20 8989 7539
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4.5 based on 101 reviews

Sanatan Temple

Reviewed By Amar A - Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

This is a beautiful mandir that came a bit as a surprise when your driving on Ealing Road. Very nice carvings on the outside. Nice statues inside. Parking next to the mandir was 2GBP per hour.

10. Strawberry Hill House

268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST, England +44 20 8744 1241
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4.5 based on 318 reviews

Strawberry Hill House

Visiting Strawberry Hill is a truly theatrical experience. On approach to the building it is immediately apparent from the whitewashed walls and crenelations that this is no ordinary stately home. Once inside the visitor will find the rooms magically lit by a unique collection of renaissance glass with a gloomy castle-like hall and grey gothic staircase leading dramatically to the magnificence of the gallery and state apartment. Between 2007 and 2015 the structure of the building was saved from ruin and the eccentric interiors have been fully restored to their late 18th century style. The restoration project has won major awards from the European Union, the Georgian Group, RICS and RHS, and is shortlisted as 2015's Best Tourism Project at the British Guild of Travel Writer's Awards. As well as guided tours and self-guided visits, we also offer events and family activities as well as an excellent cafe and shop.

Reviewed By Jane S - Swindon, England, United Kingdom

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Strawberry Hill House. We found the staff/volunteers very welcoming and informative. They were enthusiastic to share with visitors or leave you to enjoy wondering. We are National Trust members so got a discount. The cafe was well worth a visit too.I am very pleased that you had such a good visit - than you for coming, and for sharing your experience best wishes Nick

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