THE beautiful Chiswick House is to represent Hounslow on a badge produced for the Olympics.
London's Olympic organising committee this week revealed the landmarks of all 32 London boroughs which are to be recreated into metal pin badges.
Chiswick House, built in the mid-1700s by Sir Edward Seymour, was chosen by locals as Hounslow's most iconic landmark in a competition held by the council in September last year.
The house is considered to be the finest surviving example of Palladian architecture in Britain.
Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) presented Hounslow Council leader Peter Thompson with the first pin badge produced for Hounslow, at a London councils leaders' committee on Tuesday morning (March 9).
Sebastian Coe said: “London is a fantastically diverse city and the variety of landmarks chosen by Londoners to represent their local areas highlights this perfectly.
"These pin badges are a fantastic way to showcase to the UK and the rest of the world what a wonderful city London is and I am delighted to see how proud people are of their city and specific borough. I hope they will wear their pin badges with pride.”
The Landmark London pin badges will be available for wider sale across London in the coming weeks from Runner’s Need, Crest of London, World Duty Free and the Museum of London.