Hanworth Park (also known as London Air Park)7824

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Features of Hanworth Park include a playground, cricket, rugby and football pitches.

History

Hanworth was once a royal hunting park of Henry VII with a lodge adjacent to the parish church, and was popular with later monarchs including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The house was built by the 5th and 6th duke of St Albans in 1802. Henry Perkins bought the house and his son Algernon added the wings and clock tower. In 1917 it became a private aerodrome, later opening in 1929 as the London Air Park where a number of flying clubs were based, Hanworth Park House becoming the club house in 1935. In 1956 the grounds of Hanworth Park House and the airfield were purchased jointly by Middlesex County Council and Feltham UDC and the park opened to the public in 1959.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 8am - dusk.

Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 8am - dusk.

Directions

Rail: Feltham then bus. Bus: 285, 490, 726, H25

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust