Things to do near Thistle London Heathrow Terminal 5

This modern hotel may be a stone’s throw from the 21st Century technology of London’s largest international airport, but it is also within easy reach of centuries of intriguing British history. Castles and Royal Parks, racecourses and ornamental gardens, from the Thistle London Heathrow Terminal 5 you can immerse yourself in the country’s colourful past. And, just as easily, you can explore the excitement and allure of modern Britain: of theme parks, shopping centres and world-class sport. Central London is just 15 minutes away.

Arts & Culture

  • Theatreland - 24.6 Miles

    London’s theatre district is easily reachable from the hotel via tube, bus or taxi. Theatres are found mainly in the area of Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

  • Eton College - 8.7 Miles

    Perhaps the most famous public school in the world, Eton has been educating boys for nearly six centuries. Former pupils include no less than 19 British Prime Ministers. This historic institution is open for Public visits with guided tours available.

  • Runnymede - 6.6 Miles

    A famous historical site which witnessed, in 1215, King John's sealing of the Magna Carta. Set within the beautiful natural landscape are various memorials commemorating moments in world history and provide the perfect countryside setting in which to remember and reflect.

Local Attractions

  • Legoland - 11.4 Miles

    If you love Lego, this is a must see amusement park, where creativity meets fun! From Pirate Falls to Viking River Splash, the tiny awe-inspiring Miniland, plus a new Star Wars Experience. There’s so much to discover, build your day into something unforgettable.

  • Kew Gardens - 13.4 Miles

    The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew was founded in 1759, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003. As well as being one of London’s top visitor attractions, Kew is also a world leader in plant science and conservation.

  • Thorpe Park - 5.6 Miles

    Calling all thrill seekers. Set in the heart of Surrey, this theme park offers the ultimate, hair-raising rides, including new Colossus, terrifying Swarm, Nemesis Inferno and Saw The Ride. Dare you go?

  • Hampton Court Place - 11.4 Miles

    Only 10 miles away is one of the greatest palaces on earth and Henry VIII’s favourite royal residence. Immerse yourself in the history, grandeur and beauty of a building which witnessed courtship, love, intrigue and treachery.

  • Chessington World of Adventures - 14.8 Miles

    Just 30 minutes’ drive away, Chessington World of Adventures, includes Chessington Zoo and Sea Life Centre. There are a total of 27 rides and attractions suitable for tiny tots to experienced Adventurers as well as over 1,000 animals and a SEA LIFE centre!


  • Black Park - 6.0 Miles

    Only 20 minutes’ drive, it features 10 miles of well-surfaced flat trackways and paths set in 535 acres of woodland and heathland. The formal and informal trackways make it an ideal place to explore on foot, whilst Go Ape! is one of the activities to get your heart pumping faster.

  • Windsor Great Park - 10.3 Miles

    Only 20 minutes’ drive away is Windsor Great Park, it covers 4,800 acres, parts of which are open to the public. Its present area was determined in the 1360s and was popular with Saxon kings as a hunting forest. The park today is the perfect place for picnics, walking, cycling and horse riding.

  • Richmond Park - 14.0 Miles

    Just 30 minutes’ drive away is Richmond Park. The Park has changed little over the centuries and is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve. The park was given its current name during Henry VII's reign


  • Westfield, Stratford Centre - 32.7 Miles

    You’ll be spoilt for choice with over 300 stores offering the latest fashion, health and beauty and much more. Expect pure entertainment with a state of the art cinema, a luxury bowling alley and an exciting selection of restaurants.


  • Wimbledon Tennis - 19.2 Miles

    The world-famous home of the Wimbledon Championship (the only Grand Slam tennis event still held on grass), is actually a private members club. Many courts are in use all-year round.

  • Ascot Racecourse - 14.2 Miles

    One of England’s most famous racecourses, located in the small town of Ascot less than five miles from the hotel. It is one of the leading racecourses in the country and has played host to the Royal Ascot festival for over 250 years – a centrepiece of the British social calendar.

  • Royal Windsor Racecourse - 10.1 Miles

    Flat racing takes place at Windsor 22 times a year from April to October. In the summer, regular Monday evening fixtures and theme nights attract large and enthusiastic crowds, and you can even travel to the racecourse by riverboat!

  • Twickenham Stadium - 10.1 Miles

    Twickenham Stadium is the home of England rugby, known colloquially as “HQ”. Twickenham is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world, seating an impressive 82,000 spectators.

Tourist Spot

  • Windsor Castle - 8.5 Miles

    The oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and The Queen's favourite weekend home. Windsor Castle is a medieval castle and royal residence in the English county of Berkshire, notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture.

  • Thistle Heathrow Terminal 5 - 0.0 Miles

  • The Savill Garden - 8.6 Miles

    Only 20 minutes’ away, this is one of Britain’s greatest ornamental gardens enjoyed by horticulturalists and enthusiasts alike. It never fails to charm visitors who come to explore its 35 acres of contemporary and classically designed gardens and exotic woodland.

  • London - 25.6 Miles

    It’s the most exciting city in the world. And it’s ours. The nation’s capital has everything you could possibly wish for – including a choice of 16 hotels from which to explore it’s world-renowned sites, culture, entertainment and shopping

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