Uxbridge, located in Greater London, is considered to be a university town. It is situated only about 24 kilometers from Charring Cross and is also near the river Colne. Uxbridge is one of the major metropolitan areas of London. Visitors will find there is plenty about the town to enjoy, including two major shopping centers. In addition, the center of town has become pedestrianized, making it quite easy to enjoy all of the shops located on High Street. In addition to its shopping facilities, Uxbridge is also a draw for tourists due to the fact that it has been used as a filming location for a variety of productions.