Farnborough

Undeniably, Farnborough’s biggest claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of modern aviation and consequently, this is why Farnborough is firmly on the map for business travellers and tourists alike. Aviation fanatics arrive in their droves to attend the world-renowned Farnborough International Airshow and Farnborough Air Sciences Museum Trust, meanwhile business travellers tend to frequent the business parks surrounding the airfield that house the business giants including the likes of BMW, BAE Systems and Toshiba.

Farnborough is celebrated for its pioneering and innovative work when it comes to air science & research, with many of the major names synonymous with aeronautical science having worked in Farnborough. Therefore, it is no surprise that the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust is the key attraction for it provides an engaging, educational experience which proudly represents Farnborough’s aviation heritage. Another key attraction comes in the form of the Aldershot Military Museum which shares the stories of Aldershot’s soldiers and civilians; such as through the five galleries filled with all kinds of military memorabilia. Finally, another prime historic attraction in the area is St. Michael’s Abbey because in the Imperial Crypt you will find the burial place of an Emperor of the French, Napoleon III, as well as his wife and son.

With its business parks making Farnborough the ideal place for business travellers, it is undeniable that there is lots of family fun to be had as well. There are two indoor activity centres, The Jungle at Farnborough Leisure Centre and Run-About, as well as an impressive leisure centre for the little ones which will keep them occupied for a while; as should Farnborough Bowl which is ten lanes of crazy fun. Similarly, for the adults, there are plenty of retail spaces to keep one and their wallet occupied with the Princes Mead and The Meads shopping centres being popular retail habitats.