West Drayton is where old meets new, with ancient ways of travel - including the River Colne and the Grand Union Canal – being joined by Crossrail. The super-fast Elizabeth line will improve commuter links and boost the local area by attracting new shops, bars and restaurants.
West Drayton character
The Green is the town’s heart and gives you a glimpse of West Drayton’s past life as an agricultural village. Also lending the town hints of heritage charm are 19th century Drayton Hall and its accompanying gardens, and the Southlands Arts Centre, which is housed in a Queen Anne-style Grade II* listed building with extensive grounds.
Transport in West Drayton
Crossrail is putting West Drayton firmly on the commuter map, with the Elizabeth line joining an already reliable overground service to Paddington. The new line will reduce journey times to Bond Street, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf almost in half, with services set to run six times an hour from December 2019. Heathrow is less than 10 minutes by road and the M4/M25 junction is just on the fringe of the town.
Property in West Drayton
If you love character charm then living in West Drayton will appeal. The Green is the town’s conservation area and here you’ll find Victorian cottages, Edwardian dwellings and 1930s chalet bungalows overlooking a large green space – perfect if you have children. Elsewhere there’s a wide range of modern family homes and some exciting new developments, such as the quirky Old Police Station.
Living in West Drayton
If you’re looking for places to go in West Drayton, the Colne Valley Regional Park should top your list, with 27,500 acres of parks, green spaces and reservoirs to explore. If you’re in need of some refreshment after, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants in West Drayton. The Plough and Orwell’s Brasserie get the nod of approval from the Cameron team.