Brentford in the London Borough of Hounslow is older than London. A pre-Romanic piece, the Brentford horn-cap, is now in the collection of the Museum of London.
Thomas Hardwick Junior of the Hardwick family from Brentford was involved in the building of Somerset House and was a teacher of the illustrious painter J.M.W. Turner, himself a former resident of Brentford. The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley also lived in Brentford, as did Pocahontas.
Notable architecture in Brentford includes the Grade II listed Brentford Public Baths and Boston Manor House.
The biggest working beam engine is at Kew Bridge Steam Museum in Brentford. Several large corporations have headquarters here, including Sega Europe, Audi, Kraft Foods, Waterstones, and JC Decaux. Brentford is also home to the Brompton folding bicycle.
The Brentford F.C. play at Griffin Park.