Original house was built
The original house was built in 1717 as a hunting lodge for the Duke of Schomberg. It was destroyed by fire and the present house was built in its place in 1844.
Became a Military Hospital
The British Government purchased Hillingdon House in 1915 and it became a military hospital
Royal Air Force
What would become the Royal Air Force station RAF Uxbridge was established within the grounds.
WW1 Military Use
Hillingdon House has had a variety of military uses including being a convalescent home in WWI and HQ Advanced Allied Expeditionary Air Force for planning tactical air ops during D-Day & Op Overlord.
The King And Queen Visit
The King and Queen shake hands before clambering inside a car, then wave regally while soldiers cheer and a man runs into the road behind them to take a picture of the departing vehicle. Watch Full Video.
Grade II listed
During the final years of military ownership, Hillingdon House was occupied by the Service Prosecuting Authority and the Civil Aviation Authority's Air Proximity Board. The house was Grade II listed on 5 June 1984.
RAF Uxbridge closed as part of a rationalisation of Ministry of Defence facilities in Greater London. Under redevelopment plans approved by Hillingdon Council in January 2011, the house will be converted to include a restaurant.
Refurbishment by Abshar
To the present day. Thanks to Abshar this magnificent war monument was refurbished and brought back to life! It is now used as a luxury banqueting hall, hosting events, wedding ceremonies and elite parties.
Hillingdon is home to beautiful old village squares, high streets and war memorials from before we were swallowed up by London. Hillingdon House is in the heart of all of this with its architecturally grand facade overlooking the beautiful Dowding Park.
With this stunning venue & background we assure you this will be one of the most popular places to get married in 2021.