You can learn about Brentford and Isleworth's bloody past during a guided walk this Bank Holiday Monday (May 26), the theme of which is conflicts.
Participants will learn about the area's ties with famous battles, from the courage of Pocahontas to squabbles between Queen Mary and her sister Princess Anne, right up to the two world wars. They will also discover why William of Orange took refuge in Syon.
Anyone wishing to take part in the tour, costing £3, should meet at 2.30pm outside the Holiday Inn, by Brentford Bridge (TW8 8GA).
It is the first in the summer season of tours in the borough run by Hounslow Heritage Guides.
Other highlights include a stroll along Isleworth Riverside, once home to the artist JMW Turner and the first Dr Who, William Hartnell; a tour of the Royal Manor of Hanworth, taking in both an early aircraft testing site and what remains of Henry VIII's old hunting lodgings.
For details of all tours taking place between now and October, visit www.hounslow-heritage.org.uk or call Janet McNamara on 020 8560 3718.