Having lived in Hounslow all my life I know quite alot about the ins and outs of places.
Hounslow has some great schools my children attend one of them and really enjoy it.
Hounslow have two parts of shopping centres Hounslow main high street and Hounslow west.
Hounslow west have a few shops Wollies being the best but as we all know they are no longer in our high streets which is a great shame.
Other shops in Hounslow west consist of Sommerfield, Iceland, Boots, a few grocery stalls and 2 banks. Abbey and Barclays.
Parking here is 70p for half an hour parking which to me isnt great as you may be quing some time in the banks and the parking wardens are always ready waiting for you to go 1 second over your time.
Hounslow on the other hand has all the favourite shops you need from wilkinsons, Boots, New look, Mark one, poundland, 99p, Argos ect.
There are always plenty of parking here with around 7 - 10 carparks only costing £1 per hour some times cheaper.
Hounslow also has a few good parks and places to eat out.. From macdonalds,pizza hut and a huge chinese restaurant which is where I prefer going.