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Hillingdon is a suburban area within the London Borough of Hillingdon, situated 14.2 miles (22.8 km) west of Charing Cross.



The name Hillingdon appears in the 1086 Domesday Book as "Hillendone", meaning "hill of a man named Hille".

Early developments

Hillingdon was an ancient parish, and had within it the chapelry of Uxbridge, which became a separate civil parish in 1866.

Local government

In 1894, under the Local Government Act 1894, Hillingdon parish was divided into two: with Hillingdon West becoming, with Uxbridge, part of the Uxbridge Urban District, and Hillingdon East becoming part of the Uxbridge Rural District. Uxbridge Rural District was abolished in 1928, with the East parish being added to Uxbridge Urban District. Both East and West parishes were abolished in 1938 and added to Uxbridge parish.

The name was revived in 1965, under the London Government Act 1963 as the name of the western-most borough of Greater London.


Bishopshalt School, Oak Farm Primary School, Ryefield Primary School, Hillingdon Primary School, Abootsfield School, ACS Hillingdon and Swakeleys School are all within Hillingdon.


The nearest places are Cowley, Harefield, Ickenham, Uxbridge, West Drayton, Yiewsley, Hayes and Ruislip.


Hillingdon tube station is served by the Metropolitan and Piccadily lines of the London Underground.

The London Buses route U2, serves...
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