About Ruislip

Ruislip & Surrounding Areas

Ruislip has very quickly become one of the top locations to move to within London and with good reason. A suburban town that lies in the borough of Hillingdon, London's most western borough.

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Ruislip boasts an extensive transport network, boasting five train stations with links into Central London via the Metropolian, Piccadilly, Central and Overground train lines and an abundance of bus routes. For drivers there is also easy access to the M25, A40, M40 & M4. Commuting to work has never been easier.


Whether you are sporty, a nature lover or food connoisseur Ruislip offers something for everyone. The London Borough of Hillingdon boasts excellent sporting facilities and clubs, ranging from football to archery!

Also on offer is an abundance of restaurants with cuisine from all parts of the world. If the outdoors life is what appeals to you more, the Hillingdon Trail stretches across 20 miles and is where Hillingdon's wildlife can be seen at it's best.

Whatever may take your fancy, Ruislip and it's surrounding areas ensure that there is something for everyone to pass the time away.

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Ruislip's History

Not only was Ruislip mentioned in the Doomsday book in 1086, but there are also several medieval buildings still in existence, with St Martin's church showing evidence of medieval paintings.

Ruislip evolved into a quiet village surrounded by farmland and, by the 1930's, Ruislip had become part of suburban London and eventually becoming the bustling town that we all now know and love.

the history of Ruislip

Did you know?

  • Hillingdon Borough has been awarded more Green Flags for its parks and open spaces than any other authority in the UK.
  • Ruislip Lido originally opened as a feeder reservoir in 1811 for the Grand Union Canal before re-opening in 1933 as a Lido.
  • The Metropolitan railway line arrived in Ruislip in 1904.
  • Ruislip appears in the Domesday Book as Rislepe, thought to mean 'leaping place on the river where rushes grow' in reference to the River Pinn.
  • In 1801 it was recorded that Ruislip was home to 1,012 inhabitants, In 1939, 47,760 and in 2011 Ruislip became home to 273,936 people!
  • On 19th December 1946, a Dakota plane crashed onto the roof of a house in Angus Drive, South Ruislip. Amazingly no-one was hurt.