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Hounslow’s finest take on historic attractions across London

Two of the borough’s much-loved historic homes have been shortlisted in a prestigious competition designed to single out the best that London has to offer.

Chiswick House and Gunnersbury Park and Museum have both made the final cut in the Time Out Love London Awards 2015.

Around 18,000 venues, bars and restaurants, bespoke shops and cafes were nominated for the awards, with judges deciding which select few advanced to the finals. The winners will be decided by a public vote that is set to close on Saturday 31 October.

Gunnersbury Park and Museum, which straddles the boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow, is still in the running despite being closed for a multimillion makeover that will mean the museum is closed to the public until 2017.

Chiswick House, a Georgian Palladian Villa, which is set in recently restored grounds, was built in 1729. Visitors are free to walk around the grounds from dawn until dusk every day. It has been owned by the public since 1929 when the ninth Duke of Devonshire sold it to Middlesex County Council.

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “These buildings are both incredible testimony to the borough’s rich and fascinating history and it is great that they have impressed the Time Out judges. These awards are very prestigious. Last year 250,000 Londoners voted for their favourite parts of the capital.

“Now we need as many people as possible to make sure Chiswick House and Gunnersbury Park and Museum fly the flag for Hounslow by going online and voting for them.”

To cast your vote visit the competition website

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