Uxbridge (/ˈʌksbrɪdʒ/) is a suburban town in west London, and the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Hillingdon. 15.4 miles (24.8 km) west-northwest of Charing Cross, it is one of the major metropolitan centres identified in the London Plan. Uxbridge historically formed part of the parish of Hillingdon in the county of Middlesex, and was a significant local commercial middle from an at the forefront time. As portion of the suburban mass of London in the 20th century it expanded and increased in population, becoming a municipal borough in 1955, and has formed portion of Greater London past 1965. It is a significant retail and billboard centre, and is the location of Brunel University and the Uxbridge campus of Buckinghamshire New University. The town is close to the boundary behind Buckinghamshire, which is locally the River Colne.
Several historical happenings have taken place in and regarding the town, including attempted negotiations together with King Charles I and the Parliamentary Army during the English Civil War. The public home at the middle of those events, since renamed the Crown & Treaty, still stands. Uxbridge as well as houses the Battle of Britain Bunker, from where the ventilate defence of the south-east of England was coordinated during the Battle of Britain. Situated in RAF Uxbridge, the No. 11 Group Operations Room within the bunker played a crucial role during the fight and was far ahead used during the D-Day landings.
Uxbridge overall includes Harefield, Ickenham, Hillingdon, Newyears Green and Cowley; altogether are represented by six electoral wards that are used for the election of councillors to Hillingdon Council and for statistical purposes. The 2011 Census recorded a population figure of 70,560 for all wards combined.