As soon as you hear ‘in the London Borough of Hillingdon’, you’ll think ‘bustling metropolis’ but think again. Although Sipson qualifies as London, it’s actually a village in what many people still consider Middlesex, with a history dating back 1,000 years and a mention in the Domesday Book.

Sipson character

First impressions can be deceptive but scratch the surface and you’ll find living in Sipson provides you with a slice of history. As you sip your pint in The King William IV pub, revel in the fact it’s a former 16th century Medieval hall house, now a Grade II listed building still bearing its original beams and low ceilings. And don’t overlook Littlebrook Nursery on Sipson Road – it occupies the rather resplendent Inglenook house. Even the Post Office cum village store has 17th century roots.

Transport in Sipson

Did you know you can travel from Heathrow without a passport? Many Sipson residents make the one mile journey to the airport for the London-bound services, with the Piccadilly Tube line stopping at terminals 2/3, 4 and 5. In addition, Heathrow Connect trains stop at terminals 2/3 and 4 for a local West London commuter service, while the Heathrow Express stops at all terminals and whisks you to Paddington in around 15 minutes. There’s also talk of a new rail route that would link Heathrow with London Waterloo, also stopping at Guildford, Farnborough and Woking. If you like the open road, you’ll love Sipson’s close proximity to the M4 and M25./p>

Property in Sipson

It’s all about the semi-detached home in Sipson, with plenty of spacious two- and three-bedroom examples lining the neat roads. Properties for sale in Sipson appeal to families as they offer exceptional value-for-money, generous proportions, and are served by the ‘Good’ Ofsted rated Heathrow Primary School and the ‘Good’ rated Harlington Secondary School.

Living in Sipson

There are two Indian take-away restaurants in Sipson and two pubs – The Plough for roaring fires come winter and a beer garden for summer months, and The King William IV, where the Thai menu gets rave reviews. And if you’re living in Sipson, you must visit Madeirinhas – a friendly Portuguese restaurant/café/delicatessen. But here’s a little secret – locals are known to enjoy the bars and restaurants in the many nearby hotels that serve Heathrow. Dr O’Driscolls Irish Bar, Orwell’s Brasserie and the Eriki Indian restaurant are all located in the Crowne Plaza just three miles away.