Brentford is a suburban town in West London, England and part of the London Borough of Hounslow. It lies at the confluence of the River Brent and the Thames, 8 miles west of Central London. Its economy has diverse company headquarters buildings which mark the start of the M4 corridor; in transport it also has two railway stations and Boston Manor Underground station on its north-west border with Hanwell. Brentford has a convenience shopping and dining venue grid of streets at its centre. Brentford at the start of the 21st century attracted regeneration of its little-used warehouse premises and docks including the remodelling of the waterfront to provide more economically active shops, townhouses and apartments, some of which comprises Brentford Dock. A 19th and 20th centuries mixed social and private housing locality: New Brentford is contiguous with the Osterley neighbourhood of Isleworth and Syon Park and the Great West Road which has most of the largest business premises.
Major employers in the town include: Allianz Cornhill Animal Health, Brompton Bicycle, Carillion, Datapoint, GlaxoSmithKline, Global Blue, E.M.Tool Designs (Ltd), Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Ltd. (a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG), JCDecaux UK, Sega Europe, Sky, Tie Rack Corporate Neckwear, ViiV Healthcare, and WorleyParsons.
Brentford has a population of over 27,907 people. Brentford also forms part of the Greater London metropolitan area which has a population of over 14,372,596 people.